Cases in which restoration of Vietnamese nationality

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“Hello LSX Lawfirm, I am Vietnamese but I have lived abroad since I was a kid. Of course; I have Vietnamese nationality but I lost it. Now, I want to return to Vietnam to visit relatives. I am very confused because I want to become a citizen of Vietnam. Can you help me?”

LSX Lawfirm will help you answer this question according to the following article: “Cases in which restoration of Vietnamese nationality” as follows:

Legal grounds

Law on Vietnamese Nationality 2008

Cases in which restoration of Vietnamese nationality

Case 1: A person who has lost his/her Vietnamese nationality

If he/she applies for restoration of Vietnamese nationality; he/she may restore his/her Vietnamese nationality; if he/she falls into any of the following cases:

  • Have applied for permission to return to Vietnam.
  • His/her spouse, a natural parent or a natural offspring is a Vietnamese citizen.
  • Have made meritorious contributions to Vietnam’s national construction and defense.
  • Be helpful to the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
  • Conduct investment activities in Vietnam.
  • Have renounced Vietnamese nationality for acquisition of a foreign nationality but failing to obtain permission to acquire the foreign nationality.

Case 2: A person who has been deprived of his/her Vietnamese nationality

He/she may only be considered for restoration of Vietnamese nationality for at least 5 years after the date he/she is deprived of Vietnamese nationality.

Some notes related to cases in which restoration of Vietnamese nationality

Case 1

Persons who are applying for restoration of Vietnamese nationality. Then, they may not restore Vietnamese nationality; if such restoration is detrimental to Vietnam’s national interests.

Case 2

Persons who are applying for restoration of Vietnamese nationality. Then they shall use their previous Vietnamese names; which must be written in the decisions permitting the restoration of Vietnamese nationality.

Case 3

Persons permitted to restore Vietnamese nationality shall renounce their foreign nationality; except for the following persons in special cases; if so permitted by the President; who:

  • Firstly; be spouses, natural parents or natural offsprings of Vietnamese citizens.
  • Secondly; have made meritorious contributions to Vietnam’s national construction and defense.
  • Secondly; be helpful to the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Related questions

If I am an investor in Vietnam and I lost Vietnamese Nationality, can I apply for restoration of Vietnamese nationality?

Yes. You absolutely apply for restoration of Vietnamese nationality.

I am American and I get married (my wife is Vietnamese). I have Vietnamese nationality but lost it. So if I apply for restoration of Vietnamese nationality, shall I renounce my foreign nationality?

No, you do not need to do. You can have dual citizenship in this case.

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