Cases in which the Certificate of investment registration is required

Article 36. Cases in which the Certificate of investment registration is required

bookkeeping-vinasc31. The Certificate of investment registration is required in the following cases:

a) Investment projects of foreign investors;

b) Investment projects of the business organizations mentioned in Clause 1 Article 23 of this Article.

2. Cases in which the Certificate of investment registration is not required:

a) Investment projects of Vietnamese investors;

b) Investment projects of the business organizations mentioned in Clause 2 Article 23 of this Article;

c) Investment is made by contributing capital, buying shares, or buying capital contributions of business organizations.

3. Vietnamese investors and the business organizations mentioned in Clause 2 Article 23 of this Article shall execute the projects mentioned in Article 30, Article 31, and Article 32 of this Law after their investment policies are decided.

4. Any investor that wishes to obtain a Certificate of investment registration for a project prescribed in Point a or Point b Clause 2 of this Article shall follow the procedures in Article 37 of this Article.

Article 37. Procedures for issuance of Certificate of investment registration

1. If the project is subject to issuance of a decision on investment policies as prescribed in Article 30, Article 31, and Article 32 of this Law, the registry office shall issue the Certificate of investment registration to the investor within 05 working days from the receipt of the decision on investment policies.

2. If the project it not subject to issuance of a decision on investment policies as prescribed in Article 30, Article 31, and Article 32 of this Law, the investor shall follow the procedures below:

a) The investor shall submit the documents mentioned in Clause 1 Article 33 of this Law to the registry office;

b) Within 15 days from the receipt of sufficient documents, the registry office shall issue the Certificate of investment registration. In case of rejection, the investor must be notified in writing and provided with explanation.

Article 38. Competence to issue, adjust, and revoke Certificates of investment registration

1. Management boards of industrial parks, export-processing zones, hi-tech zones, economic zones shall receive, issue, adjust, and revoke Certificates of investment registration of the investment projects located therein.

2. The Services of Planning and Investment shall zones shall receive, issue, adjust, and revoke Certificates of investment registration of the investment projects outside industrial parks, export-processing zones, hi-tech zones, economic zones, except for the case in Clause 3 of this Article.

bookkeeping-vinasc13. The Service of Planning and Investment of the province where the investor intends to place the head office or operating office to execute the investment project shall receive, issue, adjust, and revoke Certificates of investment registration of:

a) Any investment project that spreads over multiple provinces;

b) Any investment project executed both inside and outside industrial parks, export-processing zones, hi-tech zones, and economic zones;

Article 39. Contents of Certificate of investment registration

1. Code of the project.

2. Name and address of the investor.

3. Name of the project.

4. Location and area of the project.

5. Objectives and scale of the project.

6. Capital investment in the project (including the investor’s capital and raised capital), capital contribution and capital raising schedule.

7. Duration of the project.

8. Project execution schedule: schedule of infrastructural development and inauguration (if any); schedule of achievements of primary targets and items; targets, duration, and operations of each stage (if the project is divided into multiple stages);

9. Investment incentives, support, and conditions (if any).

10. Conditions applied to the investor (if any).