On June 30, 2016, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice issued Joint Circular No. 02/2016/TTLT- BNG-BTP guiding the registration and management of civil status at overseas Vietnamese diplomatic missions and consular offices.
In accordance with this Joint Circular, the representative mission in the consular region where the child’s parent resides or where the child was born shall receive the registration of birth for that child who was born abroad, has his/her birth been not yet registered at an overseas competent authority and belongs to any of the following cases: His/her parents are Vietnamese citizens; His/her mother is a Vietnamese citizen but his/her father is a stateless person or it is unable to identify his/her father; His/her parent is a Vietnamese citizen, the other is a foreigner and the parents have made a written agreement to select Vietnamese nationality for their child upon the birth registration.
Dossier for registration of birth includes: Birth registration form; Birth certification paper or other papers issued by overseas competent authorities to certify that the child was born abroad and verify mother and child relationship; A written agreement made by parents on selecting Vietnamese nationality for their child in case the child’s parent is a Vietnamese citizen and the other is a foreigner.
This Joint Circular takes effect on August 15, 2016.
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