Currently, the number of couples getting married with foreign elements is increasing in Vietnam because our country is in the period of integration and development of exchanges with other countries. Marriage registration with a foreigner is still considered by many people as one of the administrative procedures with foreign elements. So about the matter “Marriage declaration to marry a foreigner in Vietnam” Let’s find out with LSX in the article below.
- Law on marriage and family 2014
The selection of a competent agency for marriage registration is extremely important and is a premise for future work, including: Preparing marriage registration documents, being present to submit and receive results marriage registration.
However, each country will have its own regulations on marriage registration procedures between citizens of that country and foreigners, so without understanding, it is very easy for you to choose the wrong competent agency for marriage registration. You could have chosen the shortest path, but it turned out to be difficult to choose the marriage registration.
Records of marriage to a foreigner
For Vietnamese citizens
Certificate of marital status (containing currently single);
Identity card or citizen identification;
Marriage health certificate;
Divorce decision or divorce judgment (in case of marriage and divorce);
Death certificate (if married but spouse has died);
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Documents proving single status;
Marriage health certificate;
Divorce papers (for foreigners who are married and divorced);
Papers proving that the previous spouse has died (in case of marriage but the spouse is dead);
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Marriage declaration to marry a foreigner in Vietnam
Instructions for filling out the marriage registration form
After you have downloaded the declaration, the next thing you need to do is fill out the declaration. The form is filled out as follows:
Sections (1), (2), paste pictures of both men and women registering their marriage.
In Section (3), please specify the marriage registration agency. Usually that agency is the People’s Committee of the district or equivalent where the Vietnamese reside. Example: People’s Committee of district X, province Y.
The section (last name, middle name, first name), clearly state the full name of the marriage registrant. Vietnamese people write according to the information in their identity cards; foreigners in the passport.
The entry (date, month, year of birth), clearly state the date of birth of both the male and female parties registered for marriage.
In the (ethnicity) section, specify the ethnicities of both the male and female parties registered for marriage. For foreigners who do not identify their ethnicity, leave blank or write none.
In the (nationality) section, specify the nationality of both men and women who have registered their marriage.
In the (Residence) section, specify the place of residence of both men and women registering their marriage. If the place of permanent residence cannot be determined, the temporary place of residence shall be recorded. If the place of temporary residence cannot be determined, write the place where he/she is currently living.
Section (identity papers), specifying the identity papers of both the male and female parties registering the marriage. Vietnamese people write the number of the people’s identity card, the date of issue and the place where the identity card is issued. In addition, the Marriage Certificate may be used in foreign countries, so Vietnamese should write this section according to passport number, date of issue and passport issuing authority. Foreigners write passport number, date of issue and passport issuing agency.
Section (what number of marriages), specifying the marriage of the male and female registered for marriage. If it is the first time, write the first marriage, the second time, write the second marriage.
Section…, date…month…year…, write the name of the district or equivalent where the Vietnamese reside and specify the date, month and year of filing the marriage registration application.
Order of carrying out procedures for marriage with a foreigner
Procedures for registering a marriage with a foreigner are as follows:
Persons who request marriage registration shall submit marriage registration dossiers at the competent district-level People’s Committees.
The receiver is responsible for immediately checking the entire dossier, comparing the information in the declaration and the validity of the papers in the dossier submitted and presented by the requester, whereby:
If the application is complete and valid, the person receiving the application shall write a receipt, clearly stating the date and time of returning the results; if the application is incomplete or incomplete, the applicant shall be instructed to supplement and complete the application according to regulations;
In case it is not possible to supplement or complete the dossier immediately, the recipient must make a guiding document, clearly stating the types of papers and contents to be supplemented, completed, signed and clearly written the full name of the recipient.
The Justice Department conducts research and verification of marriage registration documents; If necessary, the Justice Department will work directly with the parties to clarify their identities, voluntary marriage, and marriage purposes. If the application is found to be valid and the parties are eligible for marriage as prescribed, the Justice Department shall report to the district-level People’s Committee chairperson for consideration and decision.
In case the Chairman of the People’s Committee agrees to settle, then sign 02 originals of the marriage certificate and the Justice Department organizes the handing of the marriage certificate to both male and female parties, each person keeps 01 copy.
When registering marriage, both men and women must be present at the headquarters of the People’s Committee. The civil status officer shall guide the male and female parties to check the contents of the marriage certificate and the marriage registration book with civil status officer with both male and female parties to sign in the Book; Both male and female parties sign the Marriage Certificate.
In case, one or both male and female parties cannot be present to receive the marriage certificate, at their written request, the Justice Division shall extend the time limit for granting the marriage certificate but not exceeding 60 days, counting from the date of receipt of the marriage certificate from the date the Chairman of the District People’s Committee signs the Marriage Certificate.
After 60 days, if both parties do not come to receive the certificate, the Chairman of the district-level People’s Committee shall cancel the signed marriage certificate. If the two parties still want to get married after that, they must carry out the marriage registration procedure from the beginning.
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Frequently asked questions
Male from full 20 years old, female from full 18 years old.
The marriage is voluntarily decided by the man and the woman.
No loss of civil act capacity.
The marriage does not fall into one of the following cases where marriage is prohibited:
Fake marriage, fake divorce.
Child marriage, forced marriage, cheating on marriage, obstructing marriage.
A person who is married or has a husband but marries or lives together as husband and wife with another person, or is unmarried or unmarried but marries or lives as husband and wife with a married person.
Marrying or living together as husband and wife between people of the same blood line; among people with surnames within three generations; between adoptive parents and adopted children; between a person who used to be a father, an adoptive mother with an adopted child, a father-in-law with a daughter-in-law, a mother-in-law with a son-in-law, a stepfather with a step-child of a wife, a stepmother with a step-son of a husband.
Cases in which foreign marriage registration procedures must be carried out include:
Marriage registration between Vietnamese citizens and foreigners; between Vietnamese citizens residing in the country and Vietnamese citizens residing abroad; between Vietnamese citizens residing abroad; between Vietnamese citizens concurrently holding foreign nationality and Vietnamese citizens or foreigners.
Or foreigners residing in Vietnam who require marriage registration in Vietnam.
The time limit for processing marriage registration in Vietnam is not more than 25 days from the date the Department of Justice receives the complete and valid dossiers and fees. In case the Department of Justice requests the police agency to verify according to the provisions of Clause 2, Article 23 of this Decree, the time limit may be extended for no more than 10 days.
The time limit for processing marriage registration at the representative mission is not more than 20 days from the date on which the representative mission receives complete and valid dossiers and fees. In case the representative mission requests the domestic agency to verify according to the provisions of Clause 2, Article 25 of Decree 126/2014/ND-CP, the time limit may be extended for no more than 35 days.