“Hi LSX Lawfirm! I am an expat married to a Vietnamese wife, I have resided in Vietnam for 7 years. You know I can understand and speak everyday Vietnamese. I want to live there for the rest of my life, so I want to apply for Vietnamese citizenship. Could you advise me on dossier for application for Vietnamese nationality? Thank you!This article “Dossiers of application for Vietnamese nationality” will help you answer your question. Let LSX Lawfirm accompany you now!
Law on Vietnamse Nationality 2008
What is Dossiers of application for Vietnamese nationality?
These are documents related to foreigners applying for Vietnamese citizenship when they acquire Vietnamese Nationality.
Dossiers of application for Vietnamese nationality
- An application for Vietnamese nationality.
- A copy of the birth certificate, passport or other substitute papers.
- A curriculum vitae.
- A judicial record issued by a competent Vietnamese authority for the period the applicant resides in Vietnam and a judicial record issued by a competent foreign authority for the period the applicant resides in the foreign country. Judicial records must be issued within 90 days before the date of filing the dossier.
- Papers proving his/her Vietnamese language skills; place and period of residence in Vietnam; ability to make livelihood in Vietnam.
Some notes regarding dossiers of application for Vietnamese nationality
Other substitute papers:
Other papers which may substitute for the applicants’ birth certificates or passports are papers valid for evidencing their foreign nationality:
Paper evidencing the applicants’ Vietnamese language skills is either of the following papers: copy of a Vietnamese postgraduate, university, college, professional secondary, upper secondary or lower secondary diplomas; copy of a diploma or certificate of Vietnamese language skills granted by a Vietnamese language training establishment.
In case the applicants declare that they know Vietnamese sufficiently to integrate into the Vietnamese community according to Clause 1, Article 5 of this Decree but have none of the above-said papers, provincial-level Justice Departments shall directly interview them to test their Vietnamese language skills under the guidance of the Ministry of Justice. Interview results must be recorded in writing. Interviewers shall base themselves on criteria specified in Clause 1. Article 5 of this Decree to make proposals and take responsibility for their proposals.
Copies of birth certificates of minor children who are naturalized in Vietnam together with their parents or other papers proving their father/mother-child relations. If only one parent is naturalized in Vietnam and the minor child who is living with that parent is also naturalized in Vietnam, written consent of both parents on the naturalization in Vietnam of their child is also required.
A copy of the permanent residence card.
Paper proving the applicants’ ability to make a living in Vietnam is any of the following papers: paper evidencing property ownership rights. They also have written certification of the wage or income level, issued by the employing agency or organization of the applicant. Written certification of taxable incomes, issued by a tax office is necessary. They also need paper evidencing the guarantee by an organization or individual in Vietnam; or written certification of the applicant’s ability to make his/her living in Vietnam, made by the People’s Committee of the commune, ward or township (below referred to as commune-level People’s Committee) where the applicant resides.
The situation without dossiers of application for Vietnamese nationality
For persons exempt from several conditions on naturalization in Vietnam specified as follows:
- Firstly, be spouses, natural parents or natural offsprings of Vietnamese citizens
- Secondly, have made meritorious contributions to Vietnam’s national construction and defense
- Thirdly, be helpful to the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
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So, you get married and your wife is Vietnamese people. You resided in Vietnam for 7 years. You want know more about dossier, we already supported you!
No, it is not. Because he/she must have papers proving his/her Vietnamese language skills.
If you do not have a dossiers such as my language skill in Vietnam, you need paper evidencing the applicants’ Vietnamese language skills, which we mentioned above this article.