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Procedures for granting an international travel business license

After comply with Conditions for establishing a foreign-invested travel company in Vietnam, to conduct business operation, foreign-invested travel company need to obtain international travel business license. With more than 15 years of experience, Viet An Law Firm is proud to be a reputable and leading law firm in the field of applying for an international travel business license as well as consulting on legal procedures for development. was born in the course of business activities of thousands of travel businesses across the provinces and cities of the country. We regularly update the legal regulations, related legal procedures to support businesses in the licensing process.

Procedures for granting an international travel business license

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    Procedures for granting an international travel business license

    To apply for an international travel business license, an enterprise must take the following steps:

    Step 1: Prepare license documents

    The enterprise prepares 02 sets of documents (of which 01 is kept at the enterprise) according to the list of instructions mentioned below with the corresponding conditions have described in the our previous article “Conditions for establishing a foreign-invested travel company in Vietnam:

    • An application form for an international travel service business license;
    • A notarized copy of the Enterprise Registration Certificate or the Investment Registration Certificateissued by a competent state authority;
    • Certificate of escrow for travel service business;
    • Certified copies of diplomas and certificates of the person in charge of the travel service business as prescribed;
    • A certified copy of the appointment decision or the labor contract between the travel service enterprise and the person in charge of the travel service business.

    Step 2: Submit a application at the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

    The enterprise submits 01 application to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

    Step 3: The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism grant a licence

    Within 10 days from the day on which the valid application is received, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism shall appraise and grant an international travel service business license to the enterprise and notify the tourism authority of the province where enterprise is headquartered. In case of refusal, it must be notified in writing and clearly state the reasons therefor.

    Withdrawal of international travel business license

    An enterprise shall have revoked its travel services license in the following cases:

    • Termination of travel service business, dissolution or bankruptcy;

    For the following cases in which the international travel business license is revoked, the procedures for applying for an international travel business license can only be re-submitted after 6 months from the effective date of the revocation decision. Detail:

    • Failing to meet one of the prescribed travel service business conditions;
    • Do not change the license of travel service business according to specific regulations, businesses that have been granted international travel business licenses before January 1, 2018 at the latest by December 31, 2018 must conduct the following tranferring procedures of the international travel license in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Tourism 2017.

    For the following cases where the international travel business license is revoked, the procedures for applying for an international travel business license can only be re-submitted after 12 months from the effective date of the revocation decision. Specifically:

    • Harming national sovereignty, interests, national defense or security;
    • Exploiting tourism activities to illegally bring people from Vietnam abroad or from abroad into Vietnam;
    • Allow other organizations and individuals to use the travel service business license of the enterprise for business activities;
    • Failure to fulfill obligations: Applying measures to ensure the safety of tourists’ life, health and property; promptly notify competent state agencies of accidents and risks of consequences causing serious damage to tourists’ lives, health and properties;
    • Forging dossiers of application for grant, renewal or re-issuance of travel service business licenses.

    Consulting service for granting international travel business license of Viet An Law Firm

    • Consulting on conditions for registration of an international travel business license;
    • Advice on preparing documents and information to complete the application for an international travel business license;
    • Drafting dossiers and business plans to apply for an international travel business license;
    • On behalf of the enterprise, carry out the procedures for applying for an international travel business license;
    • Exchange and provide information to customers in the process of granting an international travel business license;
    • Receive and return to customers the international travel business license;
    • Consulting on changing international travel business licenses;
    • Consulting on re-registration of international travel license business scope;
    • Establishment of branches and representative offices of Vietnamese tourism enterprises abroad
    • Establish branches and representative offices of foreign tourism enterprises in Vietnam;
    • Consulting on legal procedures after being granted an international travel business license;
    • Consulting on arising legal issues related to international travel business activities of enterprises.

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