Conditions to apply for a criminal record card for foreigners in Vietnam

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Judicial record card is considered one of the mandatory documents for foreigners residing in Vietnam. Is the implementation of this criminal record procedure simple or complicated? What is the law of Vietnam? Lsx Lawfirm will give you an article about: “Conditions to apply for a criminal record card for foreigners in Vietnam”, as follows:

Law on Judicial Records 2009

What is a criminal record card?

Clause 4, Article 2 of the 2009 Law on Judicial Records stipulates: “Judicial record card a ticket issued by a judicial record database management agency that is valid to prove that an individual has or does not have a criminal record; then banned or not banned from holding certain positions; establishing or managing enterprises or cooperatives in cases where the enterprises or cooperatives declared bankrupt by the Court.

Judicial record cards play an important role for subjects who carry out administrative procedures related to foreign elements such as studying abroad, applying for a job; settling abroad, etc.

In addition, the judicial record card is also the basis for state agencies to evaluate the moral character of citizens; consider immigration, stop, return to nationality; raise children or not, issue certificates. practice or not, etc.

In addition, the criminal record card is meaningful in determining; whether an individual allowed to reintegrate into the community in the case of a person with a previous criminal record.

Conditions for applying for a criminal record card for foreigners

Clause 1, Article 7 of the 2009 Law on Judicial Records stipulates: “Vietnamese citizens and foreigners; who have been or are currently residing in Vietnam have the right to request the issuance of their criminal record cards.”

Thus, if a foreigner can apply for a criminal record card in Vietna; he or she residing in Vietnam or having previously resided in the Vietnamese territory. Accordingly; in order to carry out the procedure for granting a background card to a foreigner, the following conditions met:

Then foreigners present in Vietnam for 183 days or more in a calendar year; or for 12 consecutive months from the first day of presence in Vietnam;

So, foreigners who have a regular place of residence in Vietnam according to the provisions of the law on residence or have rented houses to stay in Vietnam in accordance with the provisions of the law on housing; with the term of the lease contracts from 183 days or more in 1 year.

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Related questions

Conditions for applying for a Criminal Record Certificate for Foreigners

According to Article 7 of the Law on Judicial Records No. 28/2009/QH12, the following foreigners have the right to request a Vietnamese criminal record:
Foreigners residing in Vietnam, and
Foreigners already residing in Vietnam.

The Vietnamese judicial record card is one of the mandatory documents for whom?

Currently, a Vietnamese criminal record is one of the mandatory documents for:
Foreigners currently in Vietnam need to apply for a Vietnamese criminal record card to carry out procedures for applying for a work permit, etc.
foreigners who have been staying in Vietnam and want to carry out immigration procedures to another country, etc.

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