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How to obtain a police certificate or "No Criminal Record Certificate" (for foreigners who resided in Vietnam)
If you have resided in Vietnam and are no longer living in Vietnam, An Phat Pham law firm can support you in obtaining a police certificate (or "No Criminal Record Certificate" in Vietnam.

Police certificate (also called “criminal record certificate”, “police check”, “judicial curriculum vitae”, "judicial record card" or “Phieu Ly Lich Tu Phap”) mean a certificate issued by a state agency managing the criminal record database and valid to prove whether or not an individual has a previous criminal conviction.

Police certificate for foreigners who resided in Vietnam shall be issued by the National Center for Criminal Records (NCCR)- Ministry of Justice of Vietnam in Hanoi.

 

Sample of the original criminal record certificate in Vietnamese language

How to apply

You may either:

(i) directly go to NCCR in Hanoi to apply in person, or

(ii) apply through postal service, or

(iii) authorize another person to represent you to apply for and to receive your police certificate at NCCR (if you want to apply for police certificate No.1).

If you want to apply for police certificate No.1, we recommentd that you choose option (iii) to reduce the cost and the risk of your application being rejected.

In case you authorise another person to represent you to apply for your police certificate, the application includes:

- The power of attorney which you authorize another person to apply police certificate for you;

- A written application for issuance of your police certificate signed by your authorized person on your behalf;

- A copy of your current passport (certified true copy);

- A copy of your temporary residence card for the time living in Vietnam/ your passport or visa with entries and exits stamped by Vietnamese Migration Department  (certified true copy);

In case you want to apply for police certificate No.2, we recommentd that you apply through postal service with professional’s support.

 

Sample of Vietnam visa and entry/exit stamps

Sample of the temporary resident card

Sample of Vietnam Embassy's direct certification

Time limit for issuance of police certificates

The time limit for issuance of your police certificate is 15 days from the date NCCR received a valid request.

Refusal to issue police certificates

NCCR may refuse to issue the police certificate in case papers enclosed with your application are insufficient or forged. In that case, NCCR shall send you a written notice, clearly stating the reason.

An Phat Pham’s support

As a local law firm in Vietnam with English speaking attorneys, we- An Phat Pham law firm, are pleased to support you in obtaining the Vietnamese police certificate (No.1 and No.2) for your time living in Vietnam.

Please contact us (via email addess: phat@anphatpham.com; contact@anphatpham.com or call our hotline: +84 903405006) for more information.

 

Date Modified: 2018-05-29