Order of and procedures for application for Vietnamese nationality

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“I’m from USA and my husband is a Vietnamese. My daughter has US nationality. Now, she is 12 years old and frequently goes to Vietnam to visit her relatives. I want to know the Order of and procedures for application for Vietnamese nationality if my daughter has Vietnam nationality. Thank you!”

LSX Lawfirm will help you answer this question according to this article: “Order of and procedures for application for Vietnamese nationality”.

Law on Vietnamese Nationality 2008

What is procedures for application for Vietnamese nationality?

That includes how and what documents foreigners can naturalize in Vietnam.

Order of and procedures for application for Vietnamese nationality

Firstly

You have enough documents and records as prescribed by law

You can refer to the following article:

Dossiers of application for Vietnamese nationality

Secondly

A person applying for Vietnamese nationality shall file a dossier to the provincial-level Justice Service of the locality; where he/she resides.

In case the dossier is incomplete or invalid; the provincial-level Justice Service shall immediately notify the applicant thereof for supplementation arid completion of the dossier.

After the receipt of a complete and valid dossier within 5 working days; then the provincial-level Justice Service shall send to the provincial-level Public Security Department a request. It is for verification of the applicant’s identity.

  • Firstly; within 30 days after the receipt of a request from the provincial-level Justice Service; then the provincial-level Public Security Department shall conduct verification; send verification results to the provincial-level Justice Service. During this period; the provincial-level Justice Service shall examine papers in the dossier of application for Vietnamese nationality.
  • Secondly; within 10 working days; after the receipt of verification results; then the provincial-level Justice Service shall complete the dossier for submission to the provincial-level People’s Committee president.
  • Thirdly; within 10 working days after the receipt of a request from the provincial-level Justice Service; then the provincial-level People’s Committee president shall consider, make conclusion and send his/her proposal to the Ministry of Justice.

Thirdly

Within 20 working days after the receipt of the proposal from the provincial-level People’s Committee president; the Ministry of Justice shall re-examine the dossier.

So; if finding that all conditions for naturalization in Vietnam are met; then the Ministry shall send a written notification to the applicant for carrying out procedures to renounce his/her foreign nationality.

But; except the case in which the applicant wishes to retain his/her foreign nationality; or is a stateless person.

In addition, within 10 working days; after the receipt of a written permission for the applicant to renounce his/her foreign nationality; then the Minister of Justice shall report this case to the Prime Minister for submission to the President for consideration and decision.

Notes:

In case the applicant wishes to retain his/her foreign nationality or is a stateless person. So within 20 days; after the receipt of the proposal from the provincial-level People’s Committee president. Then the Ministry of Justice shall re-examine the dossier. Finding that the applicant is eligible for naturalization in Vietnam. So, the Ministry shall report the case to the Prime Minister for submission to the President for consideration and decision.

Finally

The President shall consider. Then, he/she makes decision within 30 working days after the receipt of the Prime Minister’s proposal.

Related questions

What does Vietnamese nationality reflect?

Vietnamese nationality reflects the cohesive relationship between individuals and the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; giving rise to rights and obligations of Vietnamese citizens toward the State and rights and responsibilities of the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam toward Vietnamese citizens.

How is the right to nationality expressed?

First, in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; every individual is entitled to a nationality. Vietnamese citizens will not be deprived of their Vietnamese nationality; except for some cases prescribed in Law.
Second, the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a unified state of all ethnic groups living in the Vietnamese territory; all members of ethnic groups are equal in their right to have Vietnamese nationality.

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