|Authority||Department of Adoption – Ministry of Justice|
|Quantity||Dossiers of adoptees: 02 sets.
Dossiers of adopted children: A snapshot of 01 dossier (for foreigners working and studying in Vietnam for at least 01 year).
|Ingredients||* The adoption person’s records include:
1. Adoption applications;
2. Copies of passports or papers of alternative value;
3. Permits for adoption in Vietnam;
4. Psychological and family surveys;
5. Written confirmation of health status;
6. Written confirmation of income and assets;
7. Criminal background checks;
8. Written confirmation of marital status;
9. Certificates of people’s committees or commune-level police residing in Vietnam and other papers and documents to prove that the adopted person is a foreigner working or studying continuously in Vietnam for at least 01 year, up to the date of submission at the Department of Adoption (for cases where foreigners are working, studying in Vietnam for at least 01 year).
Documents issued by foreign competent authorities must be translated into Vietnamese and legalized at the Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic Representative Office, or Consular Office of Vietnam abroad, except for cases where consular legalization is exempt under international treaties to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a member or in principle go back and again.
* The dossiers of the adopted person include:
1. Birth certificates;
2. Health certificates issued by district-level health agencies or higher;
3. Two full-body, straight-looking photos taken for no more than 06 months;
4. The minutes of confirmation issued by the People’s Committee or commune-level Police where abandoned children are found abandoned, death certificates of their biological fathers, mothers, or court decisions declaring the biological fathers and mothers of dead children for orphans; the court’s decision declaring the biological father or mother of the person referred for adoption missing for the person referred for adoption whose biological father or mother is missing; decisions of courts declaring that the fathers and/or mothers of the adopted children lose their civil act capacity to the adopted fathers and/or mothers who have lost their civil act capacity;
5. Decisions to admit children to nurturing establishments;
6. Writing about children’s remarkable characteristics, interests, and habits;
7. Documents proving that domestic replacement families have been found for children as prescribed but failed for children subject to referral procedures.
|Filing||Submit the dossier directly to the Department of Adoption or send the dossier to the Department of Adoption by post through the form of a guarantee.|
|Duration||– The time the Department of Child Adoption checks and appraises dossiers of foreigners adopting children: 15 days after receiving the full and valid dossiers, dossiers have been paid fees.
– The time the governing body submits comments to the Department of Justice: 05 working days after receiving the complete and valid dossier.
– The time when provincial police agencies verify the origin of children for abandoned children: 30 days from the date of receiving the request of the Department of Justice.
– Time when the Department of Justice introduces children for adoption: 30 days from the date of receiving the dossier of the adopter.
– The time the provincial People’s Committee has an opinion on the introduction of children for adoption (for children subject to referral procedures): 10 days from the date of receiving the dossier presented by the Department of Justice.
– The time for the Department of Child Adoption to check the results of settlement of adoption as prescribed in point d and point 2 of Article 28 and Clause 3, Article 36 of the Law on Adoption: 30 days from the date of receiving the report on the results of settlement of adoption by the Department of Justice.
– The time the Department of Child Adoption notified the Department of Justice: 15 days from the date of receiving the documents of the competent authorities of the country where the adopter permanently resides notified of the consent of the adopter for the child to be settled for adoption, c confirmation of the child’s entry and permanent residence in the country where the child is adopted.
– The time the provincial People’s Committee decides to allow children to adopt foreigners: 15 days from the date of receiving the dossiers presented by the Department of Justice.
|Return results||Decisions on the adoption of Vietnamese children abroad|
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