Contents of Administrative procedures - Department of Information and Communications

Procedure Importing non-sale publication
Process
- Citizen/ organization prepares dossier according to the law.
The citizen/ organization selects one option to submit dossier.  One Stop Shop of the Department of Information and Communications receives and checks the dossier.  
If the dossier is complete and valid, One Stop Shop will accept it and issue a receipt with an appointment of the time and date for return of the result. 
If it remains incomplete, the applicant will be advised to add.  
- Citizen, organization receives result on the date noted in the receipt at One Stop Shop section or via postal service. 
Note: Dossiers submitted via postal services are received and handled only if they meet following requirements:
- Papers are notarized according to the law; 
- Contact information is included;
- Citizen/ organization fills in the Registration form for receiving result of administrative procedures via postal service, and submit it together with the dossier.
Where to submit Where to submit - Option 1: The dossier can be submitted directly at the One Stop Shop of the Department of Information and Communications, 185 Giang Vo Street, Dong Da District, Ha Noi. - Option 2: Dossier can be submitted via postal service to One Stop Shop of the Department of Information and Communications, 185 Giang Vo Street, Dong Da District, Ha Noi (Tel. 04.37367115). - Option 3: Dossier can be submitted online in website of the Department of Information and Communications (www. ict-hanoi.gov.vn).
Contents and number of the dossier
Content of dossier 
- Application for importing non-sale publication (according to the form);
- List of publication to be imported (three copies); 
- Copies of waybills, invoices, note of receiving goods (if any);
- Valid copies of ID/ passport of applicant, if applicant is an individual.
Number of dossier
One set
Processing duration Three working days from the date of receiving valid and complete dossier
Objects - Central organization and agency/ foreign organization having headquarter in Ha Noi; - Vietnamese agency, organization and individual/ foreign individual in Ha Noi or importing publications through Ha Noi’s border gates.
Competent agency Department of Information and Communications
Outcome Import License for non-sale publication
Fee - Fee for issuance: VND 20,000 per license - Fee for verifying content of the publication: + Books and documents: VND 10,000 per item + Pictures, maps, photos, calendars, disks, tapes: VND 20,000 per item
Form/Declaration
- Application for Import License for non-sale publication
Other requirements Import license for publication is not required in following cases: - Organization/ agency/ individual do not have to apply for import license for non-sale publication but only fulfill customs procedure, if they import following publications: + Documents for international conferences, workshops in Viet Nam which are approved by Vietnamese competent authority; + Publication of the organization/ agency/ individual for private purpose; + Publication as part of hand-luggage of a person entering Viet Nam for personal purpose (value of publication may not exceed the amount of tax exemption in accordance with the law); + Publication as gift to organization/ agency/ individual sent via postal or delivery services (value of publication may not exceed the amount of tax exemption in accordance with the law). - Publication import of the organization, agency, individual that enjoy diplomatic privileges and immunities shall be implemented according to legal regulations on customs, privileges and immunities for foreign diplomatic representation, general consulate and representation of international organization in Viet Nam and international treaties to which Viet Nam is a member.
Legal basis
- Publishing Law dated November 20, 2012;
- The Government’s Decree 195/2013/ND-CP dated November 21, 2013 on detailing some articles and measures for implementing Publishing Law and other relevant legal regulations;
- Circular 23/2014/TT-BTTTT dated December 29, 2014 of the Minister of Information and Communications, detailing and guiding implementation of some articles of Publishing Law and Government’s Decree 195/2013/ND-CP dated November 21, 2013 on detailing some articles and measures for implementing Publishing Law and other relevant legal regulations;
- Decision 68/2006/QD-BTC dated December 6, 2006 of the Ministry of Finance on receiving, paying, managing and using fee for inspecting content, fee for issuing import, export license for publications.   

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