Vietnam Immigration News

PROCEDURES FOR PAYMENT OF FAX CHARGES VIA SECURED ACCOUNTS APPLICABLE TO ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS IN PROCEDURES FOR INVITING OR SPONSORING FOREIGNERS TO ENTER VIETNAM

 Payment of fax charges via secured account applicable to electronic transactions in procedures for inviting or guaranteeing foreigners to enter Vietnam is a mean in which Immigration Department sends in advance fax requests to overseas Vietnamese agencies competent to grant visas and collect fees later as for inviting or sponsoring agencies and organizations as they send requests for pre-clearance via electronic transactions. 

 The Immigration Department provides guidance on the steps for paying fax charges via secured accounts applicable to electronic transactions in the procedures for inviting and sponsoring foreigners to enter Vietnam as follows:

1. Register for payment of fax charges via a secured account

- Agencies and organizations in Vietnam submit written requests for payment of fax charges via secured accounts to the Immigration Department at 02 following locations:

+ 44 - 46 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam.

+ 335-337 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

- Within 03 working days from the date of receipt of the written request, the Immigration Department shall reply in writing to agencies and organizations. In case the payment is not allowed in the above-mentioned form, the Immigration Department shall reply in writing and clearly stating the reason.

2. Open a security account at a Joint Stock Commercial Bank

- Agencies and organizations in Vietnam shall carry out procedures for opening a security account at a Joint Stock Commercial Bank where the Immigration Department has its account, as follows:

+ Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of  Vietnam, South Hanoi Branch (No. 1277 Giai Phong Street, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi).

+ Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, Saigon Branch (69 Bui Thi Xuan Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City).

- Signing a Tripartite Contract including Immigration Department, Joint Stock Commercial Bank and the agencies or organizations on the opening of secured accounts:

+ Based on the number of monthly dispatch faxes of agencies and organizations, the Immigration Department will propose the payment guarantee amount in the account.

+ Payment guarantee accounts of agencies and organizations are normal payment accounts. Commercial banks will freeze the amount as agreed in order to secure payment to the Immigration Department. Out of the frozen amounts, the agencies or organizations' accounts are allowed to conduct normal transactions according to the regulations of the current account.

 3. Payment of fax charges

- The amount of fax charges to be paid means the total amount of charges announced on the website for agencies and organizations from Monday to Sunday of every week.

- Fax fee payment deadline: Agencies and organizations must pay the fax charges on Monday every week which are announced on the website from Monday to Sunday of the previous week.

- Payments:

+ Pay the fax charges via the account announced on the website (the payment specifies the total number of the documents, the code number of the electronic dossier of the documents, the time from date to date).

+ Pay charges directly at the Immigration Department.  

In the course of implementation, if there are any problems, agencies and organizations should contact the Immigration Department (Accounting Division, Tel: 069.234.4541) for further instructions./ .