Vietnam: Entities eligible to follow electronic border guard procedures

On July 03, 2017, the Government of Vietnam issued the Decree No. 77/2017/NĐ-CP on management and protection of security at port checkpoints. Entities eligible to follow electronic border guard procedures are specified as follows.

1. Inbound or outbound Vietnamese vessels.

2. Inbound/outbound foreign vessels, foreign vessels in transit or port-transfer foreign vessels.

3. Vessels having licenses or permits granted by a Vietnamese licensing authority to arrive at the port, including:

- Foreign vessels having engine running by nuclear power or vessels transporting radioactive substances;

- Foreign vessels arriving at the port to carry out activities related to scientific research, culture, sports, fishery, rescue, finding sunk assets, pilot, construction, surveying and repair of sea works;

- Foreign vessels arriving at the territorial waters of Vietnam to carry out activities related to surveying and exploration and environmental activities.

4. Foreign seamen traveling on inbound/outbound foreign vessels, foreign vessels in transit or port-transfer foreign vessels.

5. Vessels and seamen carrying out manual border guard procedures specified in Clause 1 and Clause 4 Article 12 herein and carrying out electronic border guard procedures when border guard officers and relevant state authorities satisfy the information technology infrastructure and requirements for professional management.

View more details at the Decree No. 77/2017/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government, effective from August 20, 2017.

- Ngoc Duyen -

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