Procedures for foreigners do business in travel services in Vietnam?

by HaTrang

Tourism has always been an extremely attractive investment industry because the profit it brings is not small. Especially in Vietnam, there are many scenic spots, landscapes and tourist areas. This not only attracts domestic investors but also foreign investors. So, what’s procedures for foreigners do business in travel services in Vietnam? LSX Lawfirm will answer the following question.

Law on Tourism 2017

Conditions of travel service business

Foreigners who want to do business in travel services in Vietnam must ensure that the enterprise they contribute capital has the following conditions:

  • Being an enterprise established in accordance with the law on enterprises;
  • Deposit for international travel service business at the bank;
  • The person in charge of the travel service business must have a college degree or higher, majoring in travel;
  • If you graduate from a college or higher in another major, you must have an international tourism management certificate.

Procedure for applying for a travel permit

Step 1: Submit your application

Enterprises applying for an international travel service business license shall submit 1 set of documents to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. Records include:

  • An application form for an international travel service business license, made according to the form;
  • Certified copy of Business Registration Certificate; or Investment registration certificate issued by a competent state agency.
  • Certificate of deposit for travel service business.
  • Certified copy of diploma or certificate of person in charge of travel service business.
  • Certified copy of the appointment decision; or a labor contract between the travel service business enterprise and the person in charge of the travel service business.

Step 2: Get the result

Within 10 days from the day on which the valid application is received, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism shall appraise and grant an international travel service business license to the enterprise and notify the tourism authority of the province where it is located. enterprise is headquartered, in case of refusal, it must be notified in writing and clearly state the reasons.

Rights and obligations of enterprises with foreign capital

Foreign-invested enterprises, when doing business in travel services in Vietnam, will have the following rights and obligations:

Right

  • Building, advertising, selling and organizing tourism services; travel program for tourists according to the scope of business specified in the permit
  • Using tour guides to guide tourists under travel contracts;
  • Manage tourists according to the tour program agreed with tourists.

Obligations

Firstly, notice of change of person in charge of travel service business; send the dossier of the person in charge of the replacement travel service business to the licensing authority within 15 days from the date of change;

Secondly, provide information about tourist programs, services and destinations to tourists;

Thirdly, obey, disseminate and guide tourists to comply with the laws and regulations of the tourist destination behave in a civilized manner, respecting the cultural identity, customs and practices of Vietnam and the tourist destination coordinate with competent state agencies to promptly handle illegal acts of tourists during their participation in the tour program and implement reporting, statistical, accounting and record keeping regimes;

Fourthly, apply measures to ensure the safety of life, health and property of tourists; promptly notify competent state agencies of accidents and risks occurring to tourists and take remedial measures;

Lastly, ensure the maintenance of conditions for business travel services according to regulations; publicize the name of the enterprise, the license number of the travel service business on the signboard at the head office, branch or transaction office; in the travel contract; in publications and in electronic transactions.

Contact LSX Law firm

Finally, hope this article Procedures for foreigners do business in travel services in Vietnam? is useful for you, if you have any questions please contact Lawyer X for quick and best legal services: +84846175333 or email: hoangson@lsx.vn.

Related questions

Can tourists be supported by a foreign travel agency to carry out immigration procedures?

The answer is yes. Travel businesses of foreigners are obliged to assist tourists in completing entry, exit, transit and customs procedures when they come to Vietnam for tourism.

If the tour guide of a foreigner’s tour operator causes damage, who is responsible?

According to regulations, foreign travel agencies will be responsible for the activities of tour guides during the time of guiding tourists under the contract.

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