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Visumregler for journalister

Arbejdsvilkår for udenlandske journalister under besøg i Vietnam. Nedenstående retningslinjer er udsendt af det vietnamesiske udenrigsministeriums pressecenter.

Foreign Journalists who wish to undertake short-term press assignment in Vietnam need to do the following:

For the journalists who undertake the press works for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark:
The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen requests assistance from the Danish Embassy in Hanoi.
The visiting journalists provide the Danish Embassy in Hanoi with their passport details, proposed working programme in Vietnam. The Danish Embassy will contact the Press and Information Department to assist in facilitating the visit.

For other journalists
An application for press visa must be submitted to either the Vietnamese Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark or directly to the Press and Information Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam at least 15 days prior to the scheduled arrival date

The Press and Information Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam
7 Chu Van An Street
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel:
Fax:
E-mail:bc.mfa@mofa.gov.vn

Embassy of Vietnam
Bernstorffsvej 30C
DK-2900 Hellerup
Copenhagen Denmark
Tel: +45 39183932
Fax: +45 39184171
E-mail: embvndk@hotmail.com
Website: www.mofa.gov.vn/en

In addition to their passport details, the applicant should provide their contact details, purpose of visit, requirements, working programme and schedule of activities in Vietnam.

If the application is approved, a press visa will be issued.
 
In both cases, the visiting journalists will be accompanied by an authorized Vietnamese press officer while carrying out the programme in Vietnam. This is the normal procedure by the law of Vietnam. It is against the law to work in Vietnam as a journalist on a tourist visa. For more reference, kindly read the Circular 84 on Press and Information Activities of Foreign Journalists in Vietnam-issued by Ministry of Culture and Information and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in connection with the Government’s Decree No. 67/CP dated October 31, 1996.

A press officer will acts as an interpreter and will accompany the foreign journalist during the press task in Vietnam.  Please note that The Foreign Press Centre will charge a fee for the service provided by the press officer.

For the journalists who have Vietnamese working counterparts:
The journalists contact their Vietnamese working counterparts and provide all details such as composition of the press team, passport details, purposes, requirements, working programme, schedule of activities and list of equipment.

Then the Vietnamese counterparts will contact the Press and Information Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam to ask for the permission to receive and do press work with these visiting journalists.  

 

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