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Foreigners applying for entry shall be granted visas at Vietnam's international border gates in the following cases:
a) They enter for funerals of their relatives, for visits to their seriously ill relatives;
b) They depart from countries where Vietnamese diplomatic missions and/or consulates are not available;
c) They enter for visits under programs organized by international tour enterprises of Vietnam;
d) They enter to provide urgent technical support for programs, projects; to give first-aid to seriously ill persons, accident victims; to provide rescue for victims of natural disasters and epidemics in Vietnam;
e) For other urgent reasons.

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This Decree prescribes the procedures applicable to foreigners who enter, exit, transit and/or reside in Vietnam; the invitation of foreigners into Vietnam by agencies, organizations and individuals; the responsibilities of and working coordination among the State functional bodies.

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To amend and supplement a number of articles and clauses of Joint Circular No. 04/2002/TTLT-BCA-BNG of January 29, 2002, guiding the Government's Decree No. 21/ 2001/ND-CP of May 28, 2001, detailing the Ordinance on Entry, Exit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam.