THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness

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No: 03/2015/TT-BTP
Hanoi, April 01, 2015
 
CIRCULAR
PRESCRIBING THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT, PROCESS AND PROCEDURE FOR GRANT OF NATURALIZED VIETNAMESE CITIZENSHOP AND REGISTRATION FOR BIRTH, MARRIAGE OF MIGRANT LIVING AT VIETNAM - LAOS BORDER DISTRICTS
 
Pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic dated July 8, 2013 on dealing with people who spontaneously migrate and illegitimately get married inside the border areas of two countries;
Pursuant to the Law on Vietnamese Nationality adopted in 2008;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 78/2009/ND-CP dated September 22, 2009 on providing specific regulations and detailed instructions on the implementation of several articles of the Law on Vietnamese Nationality;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 158/2005/ND-CP dated December 27, 2005 on registration and management of civil status;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 06/2012/ND-CP dated February 2, 2012 on amendments to several articles of Decrees on civil status, marriage, family and authentication;
Upon implementing the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 2627/QD-TTg dated December 31, 2013 on approving the project for implementation of "Agreement between the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic on dealing with people who spontaneously migrate and illegitimately get married inside the border areas of two countries”;

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At the request of the Director of the Bureau of Civil Status, Nationality and Authentication,
The Minister of Justice hereby stipulates the eligibility requirement, process and procedure for grant of naturalized Vietnamese citizenship and registration for birth, marriage of migrants living at Laos-Vietnam border districts as follows:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of application

1. This Circular shall provide for the eligibility requirement, process and procedure for grant of naturalized Vietnamese citizenship and registration for birth, marriage of Laotian people migrating from Laos to live at Vietnam-Laos border districts under the Agreement between the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic on dealing with people who spontaneously migrate and illegitimately get married inside the border areas of two countries (hereinafter referred to as Agreement), and nationality and civil status forms used for the abovementioned action.

 

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