Update news Foreigners

Tokyo-born Mayu Ino has spent more than 20 years of her life travelling across Vietnam, kindling organic cultivation among Vietnamese farmers and helping to better their lives.

Foreigners experience Tet holiday in Vietnam

Tet (Lunar New Year) festival is the biggest holiday of the year for the Vietnamese people. The festival impresses foreign visitors with its interesting traditional culture activities.

Foreign businesses hail Government’s efficient COVID control efforts, express relief

It has been a tough year for the global economy. Thanks to the all-out efforts made by its Government, Vietnam is one of the few countries in the world whose GDP grew in 2020.

More foreigners enter HCM City to cheat residents

More foreigners have entered HCM City to cheat residents, said Colonel Pham Ngoc Tien, head of the city’s Immigration Department under the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Police.

Stranded French tourist struggling to earn a living

A French man, who has been stuck in Vietnam due to Covid-19, is working as a vendor in HCM City to earn a living.

Free stay permit waivers extended until November 30

The Immigration Department will extend its visa waiver programme for another month, officials have announced.

Those entering Vietnam charged for concentrated quarantine from Sept 1

Those entering Vietnam from September 1 have to pay costs of their quarantine at concentrated facilities, as Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently agreed with the Finance Ministry’s proposal related to this issue.

Free stay permit waivers extended until September 30

Foreigners who entered Vietnam from March 1 can have their temporary stay permits automatically extended for another month until September 30, the Immigration Department announced on Monday.


Foreigners living illegally in HCM City to be expelled

HCM City will expel all foreigners who have been found to have illegally entered the country.

Foreigners unite with Da Nang in COVID-19 fight

A group of foreign teachers in Da Nang have pooled their resources and mobilised their friends to purchase essential goods in an effort to help underprivileged people impacted by the battle against the novel coronavirus.

Real estate expert proposes policy allowing foreigners to own land

A policy allowing foreign individuals and organisations to buy and own houses and construction works in Vietnam will help lure investment and high quality human resources from the outside to the country for national development, 

New immigration law looks to attract investment

Vietnam’s new immigration law includes a new type of visa for foreigners who come to Vietnam to conduct activities as part of international agreements Vietnam has signed.

Life-changing opportunities come to foreign prisoners

Officials at Thu Duc jail have turned it into a place of education and support for its nearly 200 foreign prisoners, helping them become a better version of themselves before returning home.

Government Decree on entry and exit of foreigners into Vietnam

The Vietnamese Government has recently promulgated Decree No 75/2020 providing details for a number of articles belonging to the Law on amendments and supplements and a number of articles

Ba Ria - Vung Tau to welcome 686 foreign experts

The southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau is to have 686 more foreign experts working locally soon, the provincial Health Department revealed at a recent meeting of the local steering committee for COVID-19 control and prevention.

Foreigners allowed to own homes in 22 Hanoi commercial housing projects

The Hanoi Department of Construction has listed 22 commercial housing projects, some complete and some under construction, where foreigners can own homes.

Vietnam continues denying entry to foreigners

Even though Vietnam is allowing foreign experts and specialists working on projects to enter the country, Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung said, 

Foreign homeowner levels refuse to budge

With few foreigners yet to register for ownership of properties in Vietnam, there have been calls to significantly raise the ownership cap to entice more overseas buyers.

Foreigners stranded in Vietnam receiving assistance

With countries around the globe closing their borders to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, many foreigners stranded in Vietnam have received assistance from local authorities to overcome the unprecedented situation. 

Many foreigners want to remain in Vietnam despite social distancing

Only 31 out of 470 foreign visitors currently staying in HCMC wish to return to their home countries, while most of the remainder want to remain in the city even though the social distancing order is still in place.