Police Idle on Residence Law’s First Day

Yesterday, the first day the Law on Residence came into effect, only in Ho Chi Minh City did a large number of people flock to the City Police Bureau of Administrative Management on Social Order (PC13) to make inquires, while police working in bureaus in charge of issuing ho khau in districts and wards in the city were still idle. 

Local police gives guidance on application formalities  to non-applicants

Although it was Sunday, a large number of people flocked to the City Police Bureau of Administrative Management on Social Order (PC13) to make inquiries. To avoid a mess, a board with detailed information had already been set up giving guidance on application formalities for ho khau in the city.

 Accordingly, non-applicants for ho khau in districts and wards within the city were instructed to contact local police authorities to go ahead with necessary application formalities in accordance with the decentralization of administration.

At the Phu Nhuan District Police Station, lieutenant-colonel Nguyen Van Nom, head of the Administrative Management on Social Order Bureau, revealed that the unit had received ten cases applying for ho khau in the district, but no applicants were qualified. Most people came to the bureau to ask for application forms or make inquires about application formalities.

According to a preliminary investigation, Phu Nhuan has a large number of immigrants with 15,000 people from 4,000 households who are qualified for ho khau in the locality in conformity with the Law on Residence.

In related news, on the same day in Ha Noi, only some twenty people came to the police stations of Dong Da and Hai Ba Trung Districts each to ask for application forms or make inquires about application formalities.

Dong Da and Hai Ba Trung have the highest number of people who live in the localities under the temporary residence category. It is expected that a very large number of people will flock to these two police stations in the 15 following days, especially on weekends, once people realize that the police will work on weekends and holidays to handle their application forms.

Related articles: Online Exchange Between Police SGGP readers about Residence Law Implemenation: /Law/2007/6/56583/

Press Conference on Law Residence Implementation: /Law/2007/6/56538/

By Doan Hiep, Anh Phuong – Translated by Phuong Lan

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