Policies effective from December 2021

Tighten the campaign for charity donations

According to the Government’s Decree 93/2021/ND-CP on mobilizing, receiving, distributing and using voluntary contributions to support overcoming difficulties caused by natural disasters, epidemics and incidents; supporting patients with serious diseases (effective from December 11, 2021), people aged 18 years or older, with full civil act capacity can mobilize charity donations.

50% discount on registration fee for domestically assembled cars

The Government has officially issued Decree 103/2021/ND-CP, which decides to reduce the first registration fee by 50% for cars, trailers or semi-trailers towed by cars and similar vehicles. self-manufacturing and assembling domestically.

Valid from December 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022.

For big cities, the registration fee for cars is 12%, in other localities it is 10%. Under the new regulations, the registration fee of domestically assembled cars will be reduced to 6% in big cities and 5% in other localities.

Change ATM card to chip card

The roadmap outlined in Circular 41/2018/TT-NHNN of the State Bank requires that by December 31, 2021, all payment cards in circulation of Vietnamese card issuers will have to comply with the basic standards of domestic chip card.

From December 31, 2021, 100% of ATM cards being circulated in Vietnam must be chip cards; The formerly commonly used magnetic card has been officially “removed” and is no longer accepted for use at cash-out ATMs and other payment points/devices.

Reduced fees for issuance of citizen ID cards
According to Circular No. 120/2021/TT-BTC of the Ministry of Finance stipulating the rate of collection of a number of fees and charges in order to support and remove difficulties for those affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. Citizens who go to get a citizen ID card shall get pay 50% of the fee until June 30, 2022. Specifically, if changing from ID card to citizen ID card, the fee is 15,000 VND; changing the citizen identity card, the fee is 25,000 VND and re-issuing the citizen identity card, the fee is 35,000 VND . From June 30, 2022, the above fee will be doubled.

Civil servants are no longer required to learn foreign languages and informatics

From December 10, 2021, Decree 89/2021/ND-CP amending and supplementing Decree 101/2017/ND-CP on training and fostering cadres, civil servants and public employees will officially take effect.

One of the most remarkable contents of this Decree is that it is no longer officially stipulated that civil servants shall attend training courses in foreign languages and informatics as before, but only shall learn political theory training; defense and security knowledge; state management knowledge and skills; knowledge and skills required for the job position.

In addition, Decree 89/ 2021/ND-CP also stipulates that civil servants in the leadership and management apparatus of public non-business units, such as principals of public schools, are no longer required to participate in training and fostering under Decree 101/2017/ND-CP

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