Procedures for granting art exhibition permits to foreigners

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Foreigners want to open an art exhibition in Vietnam but do not know the procedure for granting an exhibition permit. Procedures for granting art exhibition permits to foreigners. Order and procedures for applying for an art exhibition permit for foreigners. Let us learn about this topic with LSX Law firm below:

Decree 113/2013/ND-CP

Venue to hold art exhibitions for foreigners

According to Article 13 of Decree 113/2013/ND-CP stipulating:

The exhibition venue must have an area and equipment suitable to the scale of the exhibition; in addition, it must ensure the conditions of social order and safety, public civilization, environmental sanitation, and fire and explosion prevention and control.

In addition, not to violate the prohibitions prescribed by law in Article 8 of Decree 113/2013/ND-CP as follows:

Firstly, Propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; undermining the grand national unity bloc.

Second, Propaganda, inciting wars of aggression, causing hatred among nations and peoples, inciting violence, spreading reactionary ideas, lewd and depraved lifestyles, criminal acts, social evils, destruction of good customs, and traditions, and destruction of the environment.

Moreover, Distorting historical facts; denying revolutionary achievements; offend the nation, national hero, cultural celebrity; offend the reputation of agencies, organizations, honor, and dignity of individuals.

In addition, Copying, displaying, buying, selling, and transferring fine artworks violates the provisions of the law on intellectual property.

Procedures for granting art exhibition permits to foreigners

 Clause 2, Article 15 of Decree 113/2013/ND-CP stipulates the application file for granting an acceptable art exhibition permit to foreigners as follows: (number of 01 sets)

Firstly, an application for a license (form No. 1);

Second, List of authors, works, materials, work size, year of creation;

Furthermore, Each work is a color image of size 10×15 cm. Particularly for an installation art exhibition, there must be a photo of the front, right and left side of the work, accompanied by a text explaining the idea of ​​the content of the work. In case the work contains foreign words, there must be a Vietnamese translation. Organizations and individuals must take responsibility for the translated content;

Moreover, for outdoor exhibitions held in Vietnam, there must be a document from the exhibition venue owner committing to ensure conditions of the order, social safety, public civilization, hygiene and environment. and fire prevention;

In case of bringing a fine artwork abroad for exhibition, in addition to the application for a permit (form No. 2) and the dossier specified at Points b and c of this Clause, an invitation letter or written document must be enclosed—agreement of the foreign partner and the Vietnamese translation (certified by a competent authority).

Authority and order to handle dossiers  for granting art exhibition

The order of settlement: Within 07 working days from the date of receipt of a complete and valid application, the competent state agency specified in Article 14 of this Decree shall consider and grant a permit; In case of refusal to issue a license, a written reply must be given, clearly stating the reason. (Clause 3, Article 15 of Decree 113/2013)

In addition, since this is an exhibition organized by foreigners in Vietnam, the authority to handle it belongs to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. (Point c, Clause 1, Article 14 of Decree 113/2013/ ND-CP)

Finally, about the settlement time: From 07 days to receive valid dossiers. 

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