This is one of important contents prescribed at the Decree No. 97/2014/ND-CP dated October 07, 2014 of the Government amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Government’s Decree No. 78/2009/ND-CP of September 22, 2009, detailing and guiding a number of articles of the Law on Vietnamese Nationality…
In accordance with the current regulations: those who have made special meritorious contributions to Vietnam’s national construction and defense and now apply for naturalization in Vietnam or restoration of Vietnamese nationality; those who are categorized as poor under law; stateless persons who apply for naturalization in Vietnam; registrants for determination of Vietnamese nationality without grant of Vietnamese passports shall be exempted from fees for naturalization in Vietnam, restoration of Vietnamese nationality and registration for determination of Vietnamese nationality.
Papers used as grounds for determination of Vietnamese nationality include papers on civil status, nationality, household membership registration, identity or other papers granted by competent Vietnamese agencies to Vietnamese citizens through different periods from 1945 to before July 1, 2009, which clearly indicate Vietnamese nationality or Vietnamese nationality-related information and papers on civil status, nationality, household membership registration, identity or other papers granted by the former regime in the South of Vietnam before April 30, 1975, or by foreign competent authorities, which contain Vietnamese nationality-related information. These papers may also be used as references to consider and determine Vietnamese nationality.
Other important contents are that overseas Vietnamese who have not yet lost their Vietnamese nationality as prescribed by Vietnamese law before July 1, 2009, but have no papers proving their Vietnamese nationality according to Article 11 of the 2008 Law on Vietnamese Nationality and wish to have their Vietnamese nationality determined and to be granted Vietnamese passports shall make registration therefore with overseas Vietnamese representative missions according to the order and procedures.
A registrant for nationality determination who resides in a country or territory where no representative mission has been opened yet shall submit the dossier to a representative mission in charge of such country or territory, or any representative mission that is most convenient to him/her. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice shall publish a list of representative missions prescribed in this Clause on their portals.
This Decree takes effect on December 01, 2014
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