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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Vietnam criminal record certificate (police clearance certificate- PCC) for foreigners who resided in Vietnam (FAQ PCC Vietnam)
FAQ PCC Vietnam (Police clearance certificate)

 1. Can I apply via postal service?

Yes, under current regulations, applicants may mail the complete application packet to the National Center for Criminal Records (NCCR) -the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam to apply for their criminal record certificate (police clearance certificate). Once the certificate is issued, NCCR shall arrange it to be delivered to the address required in the registration for receiving the certificate through postal service. However, it is hard for foreign applicants to prepare the valid application (in Vietnamese) by themselves and to make payment of issuance fee and postal service fee. Moreover, administrative procedures in Vietnam usually not clear enough for everyone to follow. Therefore, we strongly recommend you use professional service.

 

2. What is legalization? Do I have to go to Vietnam Embassy?

Under the laws of Vietnam, documents issued in another countries must be legalized before being used in Vietnam. In normal legalization procedure, you need to get documents certified by a local notary before sending the documents to the Foreign Affair Ministry in the country of your residence, then bring the documents to the Embassy of Vietnam in the country of your residence. However, for documents using for applying for the police clearance certificate, the direct certification of the Vietnamese Embassy in the country of your residence is enough.

In practice, Vietnamese Embassies in different countries may have different opinion on certifying foreigners’ documents. As far as we know, Vietnamese Embassy in China and in Malaysia have refused to directly certify applicants’ documents.

If you don’t want to go to Vietnam Embassy because it is too far from your home or the Embassy refuses to legalize your documents, we can support you to get your documents legalized in Vietnam. Please contact us for more details.

 

3. Is the English form accepted?

In order to apply for police clearance certificate in Vietnam, only the fully-filled Vietnamese form is accepted; the English form is for reference only.

 

4. Can I get the English version of the PCC

The police clearance certificate is issued in Vietnamese language only. If you use our service, we can get your PCC translated into other languages (English, French, Spanish or Chinese) and get the translation certified by local government authority in Vietnam.

 

Please contact An Phat Pham Law firm (phat@anphatpham.com or contact@anphatpham.com) for more information.

 

 

FAQ PCC Vietnam- Update as: 2018- 11- 10