Contents of Administrative procedures - Department of Justice

Procedure Registration for operation of a marriage and family conselling and supporting center with foreign elements.

Step 1: The marriage and family counseling center with foreign elements (the Center for short) prepares and submits dossier to the One-Stop-Shop (OSS) of the Ha Noi Department of Justice for consideration.
Step 2: OSS receives and checks the dossier. If the dossier is complete and valid, OSS 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 or invalid and needs adding, the applicant shall be advised to do. In case the dossier goes beyond the authority of OSS, the applicant will be guided to the upper related agency for further consideration as required by the rules.  
Step 3: OSS notes the list of applicants, then hand their dossiers over to the Section for Foreign Civil Status for further consideration as stipulated
Step 4: The Section for Foreign Civil Status receives and checks the dossiers, processing and giving the results to the OSS in time as stipulated. In case the dossiers need to be added or double checked, the Section for Foreign Civil Status is required to consult OSS, so that the latter will keep the applicant informed, or to give a deadline to settle the issues.
Step 5:OSS receives the results, makes a record  and returns the results to the citizens on the date of appointment.

Where to submit Option 1: The legal representative of center submits the dossier directly to PSC attached to the Ha Noi Department of Justice. Option 2: The center can also submit the dossier via postal service. (Time span will be decided based on date of the arrival of the stamped documents.) Submission at OSS 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

a. Components of dossier:


1. The declaration of operation registration (as samples);


2. A copy of Decision on center establishment;


3. Documents evidencing the location of the Center’s headquarters;


4. Criminal record of the person who prepares to become head of the center (must be issued within three months before the date of submission of the dossier);

5. A copy of operating regulation stipulated in Paragraph 1, Article 53 of this Decree;


b) Number of the dossier: One (01) set

Processing duration Five (05) working days after receiving the valid dossier
Objects The marriage and family counseling center with foreign elements is established by Women’s Union (Viet Nam Women’s Union or Women’s Union of centrally-governed city/province) in accordance with law; headquarter is located in Ha Noi.
Competent agency Department of Justice
Outcome 1. Operation registration 2. In case of rejection, the Ha Noi Department of Justice will provide their written answer detailing the reasons for rejection to the Women’s Union which established the center.
Fee None

- Application form for operation registration of supporting marriage. (Form TP/HTNNg-2010-KH.3) (the samples to be attached/or downloaded from

Other requirements The center has: - Operating regulations approved by Union ensuring the principles defined in Article 52 of this Decree; - Location, equipment and human resource to ensure the operation of the center; - Head of the Center has no criminal records.
Legal basis

- Decree No. 126/2014/ND – CP dated December 31, 2014 of the Government, detailing a number of articles and measures for implementation of the Law on Marriage and Family.

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