When foreigncitizens residing in Vietnamwish to apply and have their criminal record card issued, applicants have to prepare documents as follows:
The case that documents are submitted directly:
A written declaration request for granting the criminal record card according to form
Passport and Visa
Permanent residence card, temporary residence card, temporary residence book or temporary residence certificate of ward, commune or township police.
The case that a person is authorized by the client to submit documents will have to submit additional documents as follows:
A written declaration request for granting the criminal record according to form
Passport and Visa
The original of authorization letter. The case that the person requesting for criminal record card issuance is parents, spouses, children of whom have been granted the criminal record card is not required to have the authorization letter but will be replaced with papers to prove relationship (birth certificate, certificate of marriage)
From January 1st 2016, the Law on Civil Status of 2014 went into effect, replacing other documents on the registration and management of civil status. Accordingly, the law has clearly defined the authority for registration and management of civil status of the Commune People’s Committee and the District People’s Committee. Commune People’s Committee in charge of the registration and management of civic status that do not have foreign element. The remaining case that have foreign element will be under the jurisdiction of registration and management of the District People’s Committee.
For the case of children born in the territory of Vietnam, whose father is foreigner and mother is Vietnamese, but the parent does not have legal marriage (in other words: illegitimate children), the competent for birth registration belongs to the District People’s Committee where the father or mother reside.
In terms of the birth registration procedure, the Law on Civil Status provides only the procedure in case that the parents of the birth registration children have legal marriage.
The remaining case that parents of the birth registration children do not have legal then according to the provisions of the Law on Civil Status, if the father wants his name to be included in the birth certificate of the children, he have to register through adoption procedure. Accordingly, the father requesting for children adoption have to submit the declaration, documents to prove paternity, copy of passport or valid documents that can replace passport to prove his identity to the District People’s Committee where the father of the children reside.
Within 15 days of receiving valid dossier, the civil status authority will carry out the verification, listed the recognition of father and children at the headquarters of the District People’s Committee within 07 consecutive days. At the same time, the Commune People’s Committee where the child resides will list within 07 consecutive days at the headquarters of the Commune People’s Committee.
After the listing has been expired, the Justice Department proposed Chairman of the District People’s Committee to decide on the recognition of the father and son. Once registering for the recognition of the father and children, Chairman of the District People’s Committee provide excerpts for the parties.
The law of Vietnam prescribed quite detail about the marriage with foreign elements.
The registration of marriage with foreign elements will be rejected in the following cases:
– One or both parties are not old enough to get married under the laws of Vietnam
– The foreign applicant is not old enough to get married under the laws of the country of which he/she is a citizen or permanent resident (for stateless persons)
– The marriage between men and women is not due to a voluntary decision
– There is deception, coercion in the marriage
– One or both parties had husband or wife
– One or both parties had lost their capacity for civil acts
– The parties have the same direct blood line or relative within three generations
– The parties are or have been the adoptive parents and adopted children, father in law and daughter in law, mother in law and son in law, stepfather and his wife’s stepchild, stepmother and her husband’s stepchild
– The parties of the same sex (men marrying men, women marrying women)
– The marriage registration will also be rejected if the results of the interview, and verification showed that the marriage through illegal brokerage; sham marriage that is not intended to build prosperous, equal, progressive, happy and sustainable family; marriage is inconsistent with the fine traditions of the nation; taking advantage of marriage to trafficking of women, sexual abuse against women or for other self-seeking purposes.
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