Licence of supplying information on the internet and establishing websites on the Internet in Vietnam

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The aim of using licence is to manage and control activities of supplying information and establishing websites on the Internet in Vietnam.

 

The conditions of issuing a licence:

For Vietnam agencies, organizations and enterprises:

  • There is accepted document of governing body
  • Agencies which apply for a licence have to confirm form of provided information, contents, columns and frequency of updating information.
  • There are competent people that shall be responsible for content of information and have skill of information management.
  • There are enough means of technique serving information supply and there are addresses on the valid internet.

For foreign agencies, organizations in Vietnam:


  • Diplomatic agencies, consulates, representative agencies, international organizations, intergovernmental organizations, non- governmental organizations, foreign press agencies, including leaders of those agencies which want to supply information on the internet in Vietnam are accepted in writing by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Socialist Republic of Vietnam ( hereinafter called Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
  • Representative agencies of economic organizations, cultural and scientific organizations, foreign consulting organizations, foreign companies and enterprises; foreign- invested companies, enterprises and economic organizations must be qualified to operate legally in Vietnam and have headquarters in Vietnam.
  • There is legal representative being responsible for contents of information;
  • Confirm clearly form of supplied information on the internet, content of information;
  • There are enough means of technique serving information supply and there are addresses on the valid internet.

 

Necessary documents:

For foreign agencies, organizations in Vietnam:

  • Application for a licence as the regulated form of Ministry of Culture and Information;
  • Notarised copy of decision on establishing organizations, agencies, enterprises by competent agencies issued;
  • Proposed document of governing body;
  • Project on detail operation and plan of supplying information on the internet( forms of information supply, contents and columns).
  • Resumes of people who are responsible for content and information supply are notarised by governing body;

 

For foreign agencies, organizations in Vietnam:

* For diplomatic agencies, consular agencies, representative agencies of international organizations, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, foreign press agencies

  • Statement of licence registration of establishing web page as the regulated form of Ministry of Culture and Information ( this statement must be signed by legal representative or authorised person responsible for content);
  • Proposed document of Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Project on detail operation and plan of supplying information on the internet( forms of information supply, contents and columns).

*For representative agencies of economic organizations, cultural and scientific organizations, foreign consulting organizations, foreign companies and enterprises; foreign- invested companies, enterprises.

  • Statement of licence registration of establishing web page as the regulated form of Ministry of Culture and Information ( this statement must be signed by legal representative or authorised person responsible for content);
  • Copy of investment licence, licence of opening representative office and notarised document related to operation of organizations, companies, enterprises that stand for a licence.
  • Operating project and detail plan of information supply on the internet ( means of information will be supplying resource of contents, columns). Resume of people who are responsible for content and information supply.

 

The order of procedures:

  • Every agency, organization and enterprise in Vietnam  having demand on information supply on the internet , setting up website on the internet in domestic market have to conduct licence procedures to send to Ministry of Culture and Information ( Press Affairs).
  • Within 30 days from the date of receiving valid documents, Ministry of Culture and Information will be responsible for considering and handling a licence. In case of refusing to issue a licence, Ministry of Culture and Information shall be responsible for answering in written form, in which clearly shows the reasons of refusal

Time limit for returning documents: 30 days

(Bac Viet Luat LawFirm)

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