Procedure: to apply for Vietnamese citizenship

09/01/2015

Implementation process

 

Step 1: Individual, organization prepare full dossier according to regulations of law.

Step 2: Individual, organization submit dossier at Division of receiving and returning result according to the “one-door” mechanism – Vinh Phuc Department of Justice (no.12, Truong Chinh, Dong Da, Vinh Yen, Vinh Phuc).

Time of receiving dossier: From Monday to Friday in the working time (except holidays).

Step 3: Civil servant receives and checks the content of dossier

Step 4: Civil servant receives and passes dossier to the Police of Province to verify as stipulation. After 30 days, Vinh Phuc Provincial Department of Justice completes dossier and submits the People’s Committee of province.

Step 5: the People’s Committee of province considers, concludes, and proposes ideas sending to Ministry of Justice, reporting to Prime Minister submiting the President for decision.

Implementation Method

Directly at Division of receiving and returning result according to the “one-door” mechanism – Vinh Phuc Department of Justice.

Elements, Quantity of dossier

 

a) Dossier elements include:

- Application for Vietnamese Citizenship as form TP/QT-2010-ĐXNQT.1;

- Copy of birth certificate, passport or other documents having replacement value;

- Curriculumn vitae;

- Justice record issued by Department of Justice at the living area (for the period of applicant resides in Vietnam), Justice record issued by competent foreign authority (for the period of applicant resides in the foreign country). Justice record slip must be issued within 90 days since the date of submittinfg dossier;

- Papers proving his/her Vietnamese language skills;

- Papers proving his/her place and period of residence in Vietnam;

- Confirmation documents of life ensurance in Vietnam.

* Notes:

Applicants for Vietnamese citizenship are: wife, husband, natural father, natural mother or natural children of Vietnamese citizen; having special merit contributed to the achievements of construction and defense of Vietnam; being helpful for State of Socialist Republic of Vietnam must not submit documents mentioned above. (Papers proving his/her Vietnamese language skills; Papers proving his/her place and period of residence in Vietnam; Confirmation documents of life ensurance in Vietnam).

b) Quantity of documents: 03 sets.

Solution period

115 working days since the date of receiving enough regular dossiers.
105 working days for the case applicants for Vietnamese citizenship ask to maintain foreign nationality or they are Stateless persons.
Meanwhile, fulfillment period at Department of Justice is 45 days.

Agencies fulfill the administrative procedures

a) Decision authorized office: President

b) Competent agencies or person are authorized or classified to implement (if any): Ministry of Justice, People’s Committee of Vinh Phuc province

c) Agency directly implements the administrative procedures: Vinh Phuc Department of Justice

d) Co-ordination agencies (if any): Provincial Police, Office of  People’s Committee of Vinh Phuc Province

Applied objects

Individual

Result of implementing administrative procedure

Decision of naturalizing Vietnamese nationality.

Charge/ fee

3.000.000 VND (stipulated at Circular No. 146/2009/TT-BTC on July 20th, 2009 of Misnistry of Finance).

- Exempting nationality fee for Laos emigrating to Vietnam pemitted to reside stably before Jan 01st, 2009 and having expectation of Vietnamese naturalization (according to the Decision no. 206/2009/QĐ-TTg on February 12th, 2009 of Prime Minister).

Name of application form, declaration

1. Application for Vietnamese naturalization formed TP/QT-2010-ĐXNQT.1.

2. Curriculum vitae (Formed TP/QT-2010-TKLL).

Application for Vietnamese naturalization (used for person applying for Vietnamese citizenship as stipulated at article 22, law on Vietnamese nationality) formed TP/QT-2010- ĐXNQT.2.

3. Book of receiving dossiers requested for Vietnamese naturalization, formed TP/QT-2010-SNQT.

(Issued enclosed circular no.08/2010/TT-BTP on March 25th, 2010 of Justice Department).

Required conditions to implement

I. Foreign nationals and stateless persons permanently residing in Vinh Phuc who file applications for Vietnamese nationality may be permitted for naturalization in Vietnam if they satisfy the following conditions:

1. Having the full civil act capacity as prescribed by Vietnam’s laws;

2. Obeying the Constitution and laws of Vietnam; respecting the traditions, customs and practices of the Vietnamese nation;

3. Understanding Vietnamese sufficiently enough to integrate themselves into the Vietnamese community;

4. Having resided in Việt Nam for 5 years or more by the time of application for naturalization;

5. Being capable of making their livelihood in Việt Nam.

II. Those who apply for Vietnamese nationality may be permitted for naturalization in Việt Nam without having to fully meet the conditions prescribed at points 3,4 and 5 mentioned above if they fall into one of the following cases:

1. Being spouses, natural parents or natural offspring of Vietnamese citizens;

2. Having made meritorious contributions to Việt Nam’s national construction and defense;

3. Being helpful to the State of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam.

III. Persons naturalized in Việt Nam shall renounce their foreign nationality, except for those defined in Clause 2 of this Article in special cases, if so permitted by the President.

IV. Persons applying for Vietnamese nationality must have Vietnamese names. These names may be selected by the applicants.

V. Persons applying for Vietnamese nationality may not be permitted for naturalization if such naturalization is detrimental to Việt Nam’s national.

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