Latest procedures for declaring cold weapons in Vietnam

Latest procedures for declaring cold weapons in Vietnam
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What are the latest procedures for declaring cold weapons in Vietnam? - Hoang Quan (Tien Giang)

Latest procedures for declaring cold weapons in Vietnam
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Regarding this matter, LawNet would like to answer as follows:

1. Entities equipped with cold weapons in Vietnam

According to Clause 1, Article 28 of the Law on management and use of weapons, explosives and combat gears 2017, the following entities are equipped with cold weapons:

- Vietnam People’s Army;

- Vietnam Civil Defense Force;

- Vietnam Coast Guards

- Vietnam People's Public Security

- Cipher force;

- Foresters and Vietnam Fisheries Resources Surveillance;

- Aviation security force;

- Customs officers working at border checkpoints and specialized forces carrying out tasks of anti-smuggling affiliated to customs to Vietnam Customs.

- Sporting clubs and providers of training in sports that have obtained operating licenses;

- Centers for national defense and security education;

2. Procedures for declaring cold weapons in Vietnam

Procedures for declaring cold weapons according to Article 30 of the Law on management and use of weapons, explosives and combat gears 2017 are as follows:

- Procedures for declaring cold weapons applying to entities that are not under the management of the Ministry of National Defense shall be specified as follows:

+ After organizations are equipped with cold weapons, they shall go through procedures for declaring these weapons at the police authorities issuing licenses for being equipped with cold weapons. An application for declaring cold weapons shall consist of an application form specifying the quantity, types, producing country, trademark, number and symbol (if any) of each type of rudimentary weapon; a copy of the license to be equipped with cold weapons; a copy of the invoice or stock issued docket; a letter of introduction enclosed with a copy of ID card, passport or police ID card of the person submitting the application; Within 03 working days from the day on which the adequate application is received, the police authority issuing licenses for being equipped with cold weapons shall notify the confirmation of declaration of cold weapons to the applicant;

+ Collectives and individual using cold weapons for displays and exhibitions or heirlooms shall declare them to police of communes, wards and towns where their headquarters are located or where they reside. An application for declaring cold weapons shall consist of an application form, documents proving origins of these weapons (if any); a letter of introduction enclosed with a copy of ID card, passport or police ID card of the person submitting the application; Within 03 working days from the day on which the adequate application is received, the police of the commune, ward and towns shall notify the confirmation of declaration of cold weapons to the applicant;

- Procedures for declaring cold weapons applying to entities under the management of the Ministry of National Defense shall comply with regulations issued by the Minister of National Defense.

3. Procedures for being equipped with cold weapons in Vietnam

Procedures for being equipped with cold weapons according to Article 29 of the Law on management and use of weapons, explosives and combat gears 2017 are as follows:

- Procedures for providing cold weapons for entities that are not under the management of the Ministry of National Defense shall be specified as follows:

+ An application shall consist of an application form specifying demands, conditions, types and quantity of cold weapons to be equipped, a copy of a decision on establishment or ERC; a letter of introduction enclosed with a copy of ID card, passport or police ID card of the person submitting the application;

+ The application containing the documents prescribed in Point a of Clause 1 of Article 29 of the Law on management and use of weapons, explosives and combat gears 2017 shall be submitted to the police authority assigned by the Minister of Public Security.

+ Within 3 working days from the day on which the adequate application is received, the police authority shall issue the license to be equipped with cold weapons or send a written explanation to the applicant in case of refusal to issue the license.

+ The period of a license to be equipped with cold weapons shall be 30 days.

- Procedures for being equipped with cold weapons applying to personnel of the Vietnam People’s Army, Vietnam Civil Defense Force, Vietnam coast guard, centers for national defense and security education, cipher force and sporting clubs and providers of training in sports under the management of the Ministry of National Defense shall comply with regulations issued by the Minister of National Defense.

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