Contents of Administrative procedures - Department of Justice

Procedure Announcement of foreign citizenship
Process

Step 1: A citizen fills in the Announcement of foreign citizenship, prepares dossier and submit to One Stop Shop section for consideration.        

Step 2: The One Stop Shop section receives and checks dossiers. If the dossier is complete and valid, One Stop Shop will accept it and give the applicant a receipt with an appointment of the time and date for return of the result.   
If the dossier remains incomplete and needs to be added, the applicant shall be advised to add.
    
Step 3: The One Stop Shop hands the dossier over to the upper authority for further consideration and returns result as stipulated.      

Where to submit Where to lodge Option 1: The applicant submits dossier directly to the Ha Noi Department of Justice. Option 2: If the applicant is minor, or has lost/ has limited capacity for civil act, his/her dossier will be submitted by his/her father, mother or guardian to the Ha Noi Department of Justice. Option 3: Dossier can be submitted via postal service; papers must be certified by a competent authority according to the law. Submission at One Stop Shop of the Ha Noi Department of Justice Address: 1B Tran Phu Street, Ha Dong, Ha Noi Telephone: 0433546151/ or 0433546163
Contents and number of the dossier

Dossier contents
1. Announcement of having foreign citizenship;
2. Copies of papers as proof for foreign citizenship;
3. Copies of ID/ Passport (notarized copies or copies attached to the original papers for comparison).

Number of dossier: one set

Processing duration 10 working days after receiving valid dossier
Objects 1. Applicant as Vietnamese citizen, who, for some reasons, has foreign citizenship since January 7, 2009, and has not renounced Vietnamese citizenship yet; he/she is still living in Ha Noi; 2. If the applicant is Vietnamese citizen having foreign citizenship, who registered his/ her birth at the Ha Noi Department of Justice and now is living in Ha Noi, the Ha Noi Department of Justice will also note the birth registration. If the applicant is Vietnamese citizen having foreign citizenship, who did not register his/ her birth at the Ha Noi Department of Justice and now living in Ha Noi, the Ha Noi Department of Justice will inform the agency that fulfilled birth registration of the applicant previously, so that the latter will note the birth registration.
Competent agency Department of Justice
Outcome - List of Vietnamese citizens who announced their foreign citizenship; record in the Citizenship Book; - Note of foreign citizenship in the citizen’s Birth Registration Book; - In case of rejection, the Ha Noi Department of Justice will provide their written answer detailing the reasons for rejection.
Fee None
Form/Declaration

- The Vietnamese Law on Citizenship in 2008;
- Government Decree 78/2009/ND-CP on detailing and guiding implementation of some articles of the Vietnamese Law on Citizenship in 2008;
- Ministry of Justice Circular 08/2010/TT-BTP on guiding forms for citizenship related issues and books of citizenship related issues;
- Inter-ministerial Circular 05/2010/TTLT/BTP-BNG-BCA on guiding implementation of Government Decree 78/2009/ND-CP dated September 22, 2009 on detailing and guiding implementation of some articles of the Vietnamese Law on Citizenship.    

Other requirements 1. Applicant having Vietnamese citizenship and foreign citizenship, who has not lost Vietnamese citizenship since January 7, 2009. 2. In two years since having foreign citizenship, Vietnamese citizen having foreign citizenship must inform the representation of Viet Nam or Department of Justice about their foreign citizenship. 3. If the dossier is sent via postal service, papers in the dossier must be certified by a competent authority according to the law. 4. Papers in the dossier issued by foreign authorities must be legally formalized; papers in foreign language must be translated into Vietnamese and certified by a competent authority according to the law.
Legal basis

Announcement on foreign citizenship (in English) / (in Vietnamese)

Administrative procedures