Recently, the Government’s incentives for overseas Vietnamese to invest in Viet Nam have attracted Vietnamese to work and live in Viet Nam. To receive these incentives, they must first prove their Vietnamese origin. How to prove Vietnamese origin? That’s a big problem.
Birth certificates are the first legal basis for the State to recognize citizens. Birth certificates include important personal information such as full name, date of birth, parents’ names, nationality… However, there are people who have gone abroad for a long time, the previous documents have been lost. What is the legal basis to prove that they had Vietnamese nationality before? Re-registration of birth certificates is a necessary solution for them.
How to re-register the Birth Certificate for Overseas Vietnamese? We will find out with you!
According to the current Law on Nationality, “Overseas Vietnamese” are Vietnamese citizens and people of Vietnamese origin who permanently reside in foreign countries.
Most overseas Vietnamese lose their original Birth Certificates. In case of re-issuance of the birth certificate, they must fully meet the following conditions:
The application for re-registration of birth certificate includes the following documents:
Passports or identity cards or citizen identification cards or other documents with photos and personal information issued by competent authorities, valid for use to prove the identity of the person requesting re-registration of the birth certificate.
Birth re-registration form with a copy of all records and documents of the requester or other records, documents including information related to the content of the birth certificate, including:
The applicant for birth registration is responsible for submitting all copies of the above-mentioned papers (if any) and must ensure that they have submitted all the papers they have; take responsibility, consequences of making false commitments in accordance with the law.
Persons who request registration for re-issuance of Birth Certificates shall submit dossiers to competent People’s Committees.
The receiving judicial – civil status officer is responsible for checking the entire dossier, comparing the information in the declaration and the validity of the documents in the dossier submitted and presented by the requester.
If the dossier is complete and valid, the civil status officer who receives the dossier writes a receipt letter, which clearly states the date and time of return of the results; if the dossier is incomplete or complete, it shall guide the applicant to supplement and complete it according to regulations; in case it is not possible to supplement or complete the dossier immediately, it must issue a written instruction, clearly stating the type of document and contents to be supplemented, completed, signed, clearly stating the full name, middle name and name of the recipient.
Judicial – civil status officers conduct examination and verification of records.
In case the re-registration of the birth is carried out at a place other than the place where the birth was previously registered, the civil registration agency shall request in writing the previous birth registration agency to inspect and verify the retention of the civil status book in the locality.
In case the document of the person requesting re-registration of the birth certificate does not have information proving the relationship between father, mother or child, the civil registration agency shall request the competent police agency in writing to verify.
After receiving the verification results, if the dossier is complete, accurate and in accordance with the law, Judicial – civil status officers shall re-register the birth certificate.
When returning the results of civil registration, the person who returns the results is responsible for instructing the person requesting civil registration to check the contents of the Birth Certificate and the Birth Registration Book; and the requester for re-registration of birth registration to sign the Book, issue 01 original copy of the birth certificate to the person who is re-registered.
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Le & Tran Building – Headquarters: Area No. 284 (Bld 9), Nguyen Trong Tuyen Street, Ward 10, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City
Saigon Tower – City Center Office: Unit 8, Level 16, 29 Le Duan Blvd, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Daeha Business Center – Ha Noi Office: No.1606, 16th Floor, 360 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi City