The answers to your questions

The answers to your questions

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  • What is the jurisdiction of the Vietnamese courts to resolve marriage and family cases involving foreign elements?
    The 2014 Law on Marriage and Family regulates the competence to resolve cases and matters of family and marriage involving foreign elements as follows:
    • The competence to register civil status related to marriage and family relations involving foreign elements shall comply with the law on civil status;

    The competence to resolve marriage and family cases with foreign elements at the Court is implemented based on the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure;

    • District-level People’s Courts of localities where Vietnamese citizens reside are competent to annul illegal marriages, settle divorce cases, handle disputes over the rights and obligations of husband and wife, parents and children, determine recognition of parents and children, and resolve child adoption and guardianship between Vietnamese citizens residing in border areas and citizens of neighboring countries living in areas bordering on Vietnam in accordance with this Law and other Vietnamese laws.
    In addition, in accordance with the 2015 Code of Civil Procedure, a provincial-level people’s court has the jurisdiction to resolve first-instance civil cases and matters that fall under the jurisdiction of a district-level people’s court, when it is deemed necessary or at the request of the district-level people’s court.  
  • Which disputes over marriage and family fall under the jurisdiction of the Court?
  • What are the procedures for handling adoption for foreigners who reside in border areas of neighboring countries?
  • What are the procedures for registration of child adoption in cases of not adopting a specific child?
  • What are the legal consequences of the termination of adoption?
  • What are the grounds for termination of adoption?
  • What conditions must adoptees meet to be adopted?
  • What conditions must be met by persons who adopt?
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