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ANT Lawyers

Vietnam Law Firm with English Speaking Lawyers

ANT Lawyers

Vietnam Law Firm with English Speaking Lawyers

ANT Lawyers

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ANT Lawyers

Vietnam Law Firm with English Speaking Lawyers

Thứ Tư, 15 tháng 6, 2016

CRIMINAL RECORD FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS RESIDING IN VIETNAM

When foreign citizens residing in Vietnam wish to apply and have their criminal record card issued, applicants have to prepare documents as follows:

The case that documents are submitted directly:
  1. A written declaration request for granting the criminal record card according to form
  2. Passport and Visa
  3. 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:
  1. A written declaration request for granting the criminal record according to form
  2. Passport and Visa
  3. 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)
  4. Identity card (or passport) of authorized person.
Time limit for settling: 10 working days
There will be criminal record form 1 or criminal record form 2 to be requested.
Lawyers at ANT Lawyers, a law firm in Vietnam will be available to assist client to apply and obtain the criminal record in Vietnam.

BIRTH REGISTRATION WITH FOREIGN ELEMENT

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 registration procedure for recognition of father and children must be done simultaneously or be conducted prior to birth registration of the children.

CASES ARE REJECTED WHEN GET MARRIED WITH FOREIGN ELEMENT

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.
Please contact ANT Lawyers via email ant@antlawyers.vn or call our Hotline for advices.

HOW PATENT ATTORNEY IN VIETNAM COULD HELP?

At ANT Lawyers, we provide Patent attorneys in Vietnam with specialized qualifications necessary for representing clients in obtaining patents and acting in all matters and procedures relating to patent law and practice in Vietnam.


The inventors may obtain a patent in Vietnam without the assistance of a patent lawyer if they wish. However, this is almost full of risks. Ignoring the complexity of filing the registration application, the primary concern is whether an inexperienced inventor can write an application which satisfies rules as the requirement of Vietnam Intellectual Property law.
It can be said that Vietnam intellectual property law and procedure on patent registration are complex. That’s why valuable legal rights can easily be lost if the patent application and prosecution of that application are not handled carefully and precisely by one skilled in such matters. Companies that file lots of patent applications use patent attorneys for a reason that you almost certainly will get a better patent if it is done by a patent attorney.
If the inventor does not work with a patent attorney, some of dangers may occur in registering patent in Vietnam as following:
  • Failure in providing enough file for patent registration;
  • Making inaccurate statement such as incorrect description;
  • Wasting time because the documents is not valid;
  • Loss of patent right because of other patents;
  • Loss of capability on exploiting economic from patent right;
With the above – mentioned risks, patent registration in Vietnam with the assistance of the patent attorney seem to be an effective way to ensure the client’s right.  The patent attorney in Vietnam may help clients obtain patent quickly. The inventor also save time to focus on their core specialization if they use patent filing service.
The patent attorney assist clients as following:
  • Advise about the procedure for registration prior submitting application;
  • Compile all forms related to patent registration procedure;
  • Prepare for registration dossier and conduct the registration;
  • Subscribe to the application already filed and report to clients on the status of the application;
  • Inform, advise and handle mission or refusal of Patent Agency;
  • Get Patent and hand over to clients after receiving patent from patent Agency;
  • Consult clients about the use of the invention, rights and obligations related to invention after successful registration.
All things become easy, convenient and safe if you get the assistance from a patent attorney in patent registration.