Chairman of the National Assembly (NA)’s Committee for External Relations, Tran Van Giau, has just proposed to raise the fines on illegal entry to Vietnam up to VND75 million (USD3,260).
The proposal was made at a NA meeting on August 10.
At the meeting, Giau highly appreciated Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee for their 25-year sentences for six locals who illegally organised entry for foreign people into the country
Answering Giau’s questions on the fines on violations of regulations on immigration, residence and travel, Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long said that the current fines were between VND 30 – 40 million (USD 1,304-1,739) for illegally organising entry into Vietnam.
“Foreign people found residing in Vietnam without permission also face the same fines,” minister Long said, adding that those who host foreign people without registration with local authorities are fined VND2 million.
Giau proposed to raise the fines for immigration, residence, and travel violations to VND75 million.
Speaking at the government cabinet meeting, spokesperson of the Ministry of Public Security, To An Xo reported that since the beginning of this year, over 500 Chinese people had been found illegally entering Vietnam through localities including An Giang, Danang, Bac Ninh, and Quang Ninh.
“Police have prosecuted 19 Vietnamese nationals and one Chinese for organising illegal entries into the country,” he said.
This article was originally published in Dtinews