Siglaw Firm – excellent and dedicated lawyers

Procedures for marriage registration with foreigners in Vietnam

12/10/2021
The procedure for registering marriage with a foreigner is a mandatory procedure when Vietnamese citizens want to legalize their marriage with a foreigner. However, contrary to the large increase in the demand for marriage with foreigners, the number of couples with sufficient knowledge to carry out this procedure is not much.

Procedures for marriage registration with foreigners in Vietnam

With the following article, Siglaw would like to introduce to everyone the procedures for marriage registration with foreigners in Vietnam.

1. Procedures for marriage registration with a foreigner

a. Competent agency: District People's Committee.

b. Processing time: 15 working days from the date of receipt of complete and valid documents.

c. Applications include:

  • Passport or people's identity card or citizen identification card or other papers with photos and personal information issued by competent authorities, still valid to prove the identity of Vietnamese citizens.

  • Proof of residence to determine the marriage registration authority (during the transition period).

Note:

  • When registering for marriage, both men and women must be present at the headquarters of the People's Committee. Civil status officers shall guide the male and female parties to check the contents of the marriage certificate and the marriage registration book, if both parties find the content correct and consistent with the marriage registration dossier, the 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. from the date the Chairman of the District People's Committee signs the Marriage Certificate.

After 60 days, if the two 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.

2. Legal basis

  • Law on Civil Status 2014.

  • Decree 123/2015/ND-CP issued on November 15, 2015 detailing a number of articles and measures to implement the civil status law.

  • Circular 04/2020/TT-BTP issued on May 28, 2020 detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the civil status law and Decree No. 123/2015/ND-cp dated November 15, 2015 of the Government. The Government shall detail a number of articles and measures to implement the civil status law.

  • Decision 1872/QD-BTP issued on September 4, 2020 on the announcement of administrative procedures for amendments and supplements in the field of civil status to be implemented at domestic civil status registration offices within the scope of functions administration of the Ministry of Justice.

Above is the order of procedures and documents to prepare to be able to register a marriage with a foreigner. Individuals wishing to get married should pay attention, learn the above knowledge, and prepare personal legal documents before registering their marriage.

For comprehensive support, please contact:

Siglaw legal company limited (Siglaw Firm)

Hotline: +84 967 818 020

Headoffice in Hanoi:

Address: Floor 12A Sao Mai building, No. 19 Le Van Luong street, Nhan Chinh Ward, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi.

Hotline: +84 967 818 020

Email: hanoi@siglaw.vn

Ho Chi Minh City Branch:

Address: 21 N4 street, Commercial service and housing complex at No.16/9 Bui Van Ba street, Tan Thuan Dong Ward, District 7, Hochiminh city.

Hotline: +84 985 982 659

Email: hcm@siglaw.vn 


Siglaw legal company limited
Headoffice in Hanoi:
Address: Floor 12A Sao Mai building, No. 19 Le Van Luong street, Nhan Chinh Ward, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi.
Hotline: +84 967 818 020
Email: hanoi@siglaw.vn
 
Ho Chi Minh City Branch:
Address: 21 N4 street, Commercial service and housing complex at No.16/9 Bui Van Ba street, Tan Thuan Dong Ward, District 7, Hochiminh city.
Hotline: +84 985 982 659
Email: hcm@siglaw.vn
 
DMCA.com Protection Status
Free Consultation 24/7: +84 967 818 020