Vietnam Police Check Certificate or Vietnam Criminal Record or Vietnam Police Clearance Certificate or Vietnam Judicial Record Card is issued to all foreigners are living, working in Vietnam or resided in Vietnam, the Police Check Certificate in Vietnam issued by an agency managing the judicial record database as National Criminal Record Center or the Department of Justice of the province or city where foreigner is residing, valid for 6 months only. In this article, we would like to share the procedure to apply for Vietnam Police Check Certificate for both Vietnamese and foreigners who need the certificate of Vietnam Criminal Record to prove whether or not an individual has a previous criminal conviction, is banned from holding certain posts, establishing or managing enterprises or cooperatives in case enterprises or cooperatives have been declared bankrupt by court.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VIETNAM POLICE CHECK CERTIFICATE
There are two main types of Vietnam Criminal Record/ Police Check Certificate
What are the differences between police check certificate No.1 and police check certificate No.2?
The differences between these two types are that he Criminal Record Form No.1 only records sentences that have not been removed. If the case has been deleted, it will state “no criminal record”. Criminal Record Form No. 2 records all previous criminal convictions regardless of whether it was deleted or not.
Depending on the purpose of use, either Criminal Record Form No. 1 or Criminal Record Form No. 2 would be required. Criminal Record Form No. 1 is commonly required for the issuance Work Permits for foreign individuals to work in Vietnam.
Where to issue Vietnam Criminal Record/ Police Check Certificate granted by:
Validity and processing time of Vietnam Criminal Record/ Police Check Certificate
PROCEDURE TO APPLY FOR POLICE CHECK CERTIFICATE IN VIETNAM
Required Documents to apply for Vietnamese Criminal Record/ Vietnam Police Background Check at the Department of Justice of the province or city where foreigner is residing
Individuals may authorize other person to carry out procedures for requesting the issuance of criminal record certificate. The authorization must be established in writing under law. In case a requester for a criminal record card is a parent, spouse or child of the person requested to be issued a criminal record card, no written authorization is required but they have to prove by written evidence
Individuals who requests criminal record card No. 1 could not authorize other persons to carry out procedures for requesting the issuance of criminal record cards. Besides, the person who is exempted from criminal record card must submit the evidence.
The time limit for issuance of a criminal record card is 15-20 days after the receipt of a valid request.
Required Documents to apply for Vietnamese Criminal Record/ Vietnam Police Background Check at Vietnam National Criminal Record Center
Both foreigners are living in Vietnam and their home countries can apply for the Vietnam Criminal Record/ Vietnam Police Background Check at Vietnam National Criminal Record Center without
The time for issuance of a criminal record certificate is from 5 to 7 working days after the receipt of a valid request
HOW TO USE VIETNAM CRIMINAL RECORD IN ANOTHER COUNTRY
The criminal record which is issued by another country, when using in Vietnam to apply for work permit, it must be translated, legalized and notarized in accordance with the law of Vietnam. If the criminal record certificate/ Vietnam Police Background Check is issued in Vietnam and can be used legally in another country, the certificate must complete some steps as the following
OTHER INFORMATION RELATED TO VIETNAM'S WORK PERMIT, VISAS AND TEMPORARY RESIDENCE CARD
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