Contents of Administrative procedures - Department of Justice
|Procedure||Applying for renouncing Vietnamese citizenship|
Step 1: An applicant writes or fills in the Application Form for renouncing Vietnamese citizenship, prepare dossier and submits it to the One Stop Shop Section for consideration.
|Where to submit||Where to lodge The applicant for renouncing Vietnamese citizenship submits dossier directly to the Ha Noi Department of Justice. If the applicant has guardian according to the law, the guardian fulfills dossier and submits it directly to local Department of Justice in the area where the applicant resides. Authorization is not allowed. Submission at One Stop Shop Section of the Ha Noi Department of Justice Address: 1B Tran Phu Street, Ha Dong, Ha Noi Tel: 0433546151/ or 0433546163|
|Contents and number of the dossier|| |
|Processing duration||Timeline to fulfill the procedures in competent authorities is 125 working days. 1. Timeline for the Department of Justice to give announcement and send written request to the Police Department for verification: 05 working days after receiving the set of full dossiers Note: Announcement on renouncing Vietnamese citizenship must be publicized on a newspaper or online newspaper in the locality for three consecutive issues, and publicized on portal of Ministry of Justice. Announcement on the portal must be kept in at least 30 days since the date of publishing. 2. Timeline for the Police Department to verify and give results of their verification: 20 working days since receiving the written request of the Department of Justice Note: In cases that the verification is not required, timeline is reduced to 25 days. 3. Timeline for the Department of Justice to fulfill procedures to submit it to the Municipal People’s Committee: 05 working days since receiving result of verification from the Police Department 4. Timeline for Municipal People’s Committee to consider, decide and propose opinion to Ministry of Justice: 05 working days since receiving request of the Department of Justice 5. Timeline for Ministry of Justice to check and submit report to the Prime Minister (PM), so that the PM submits it to the State President for further consideration: 20 working days since receiving request of the Municipal People’s Committee; 6. Timeline for the State President to consider and decide: 20 working days since receiving proposal of the PM 7. Timeline to announce the decision: After the State President issues decision on renouncing Vietnamese citizenship, Ministry of Justice will send the decision to the citizen within 10 days, and send one copy to the People’s Committee at provincial level. Note: Aforesaid timeline does not include special cases according to the law.|
|Objects||Vietnamese citizens living in Ha Noi, who apply for renouncing Vietnamese citizenship to naturalize foreign citizenship|
|Competent agency||Department of Justice|
|Outcome||- Decision on approval of renouncement of Vietnamese citizenship; - In case Ministry of Justice is of opinion that the applicant is unqualified for submission to the State President, or fails to get approval from the State President, the Ministry will inform the Municipal People’s Committee, so that the latter will keep the applicant informed of the results.|
|Fee||VND 2,500,000 for one case|
- Application Form for renouncing Vietnamese citizenship TP/QT-2010- DXTQT.1;
(the attached samples, or downloaded from www.sotuphaphanoi.gov.vn )
|Other requirements||1. No permit has been given yet to renounce Vietnamese citizenship for the following cases: 1.1 Having tax liability to the State/ or not having fulfilled obligations with regard to the property to Vietnamese organizations, agencies or individuals and taxation agency or their creditors have sent written request for a delay of renouncement of their Vietnamese citizenship. 1.2 Being charged of criminal liability; 1.3 Being subject to a judgment or decision of Vietnamese court; 1.4 Being temporarily detained pending final decision; 1.5 Being subject to the administrative penalties, including being sent to the re-educational institutions or medical treatment establishments. 2. No permit for the applicant to renounce Vietnamese citizenship for the following cases 2.1 Renouncement of Vietnamese citizenship is harmful to the national interests of the State of Viet Nam. 2.2 Staffs, officers and people who are serving in the Viet Nam armed forces are not allowed to renounce Vietnamese citizenship. 3. Papers issued by foreign competent authorities must be consular legalized; the papers in foreign language must be translated into Vietnamese and notarized according to the Vietnamese law. 4. Criminal record in the dossier is in no excess of 90 working days before the date of submission of dossier.|
|Legal basis|| |
- The Vietnamese Law on Citizenship in 2008;
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