The State President’s Office on July 10 held a press conference to announce new laws and a resolution that were approved during the seventh session of the 13th National Assembly in late June.
They are the revised Law on Health Insurance, the
Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam, the
revised Law on Vietnamese Nationality, the Law on Construction, the Law
on Marriage and Family, the Law on Notary, the Law on Bankruptcy, the
Law on Public Investment, the Law on Customs, the Law on Environmental
Protection, as well as the Law on amendments and supplements to the Law
on Inland Waterway Traffic.
Notably, the Law on Vietnamese Nationality no longer sets a time-limit for the registration of Vietnamese nationality as promulgated in the 2008 version.
The law is also designed to allow overseas Vietnamese, who have not yet lost Vietnamese nationality as prescribed by Vietnamese law before the effective date of this law, to retain their Vietnamese nationality.
Vietnamese residing abroad, who have not yet lost Vietnamese nationality and have no papers to prove their Vietnamese nationality as prescribed in article 11 of this law, should make registration with overseas Vietnamese representative missions to have their Vietnamese nationality recognised and their Vietnamese passports issued, it said.
Meanwhile, the Law on Marriage and Family, consisting nine chapters and 133 articles, removes the regulation forbidding same sex marriage. However, in Item 2 of Article 8, it states that the State does not recognise same sex marriage.
At the press conference, the President Office also made public a Resolution on the country’s joining of the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on matters specific to aircraft equipment.