03/04/2023 09:13

Form of marital status certificates in Vietnam 2023

Form of marital status certificates in Vietnam 2023

I would like to have the form of marital status certificates and know how to fill in marital status certificates and marital status certificate issuance registers in Vietnam. Le Thuy – Ben Tre, Vietnam

Hello, Lawnet would like to answer the following:

1. The validity of marital status certificate in Vietnam

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 12 of Circular 04/2020/TT-BTP on issuance of certificates of marital status, as follows:

- The marital status certificate shall remain valid until the time at which the marital status is changed or for 06 months starting from the date of issuance, whichever comes first.

Example: a marital status certificate was issued on February 03, 2020 but, on February 10, 2020, the certificate holder registered their marriage, so the certificate was only valid until February 10, 2020.

- Currently, the certificate of marital status is used for the following purposes: marriage registration; loan procedures; proving ownership when buying and selling property; participating in a transaction that requires a party or a state agency to present a certificate of marital status.

2. Form of marital status certificates in 2023

The form of marital status certificates is issued together with Appendix 5 of Circular 04/2020/TT-BTP.

Form of marital status certificates: Download

3. How to fill in marital status certificates and marital status certificate issuance registers in Vietnam

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 33 of Circular 04/2020/TT-BTP on how to write a certificate of marital status, the book of issuance of a certificate of marital status

- The Marital status field shall contain the applicant’s current marital status, which must be written in an honest manner. To be specific:

+ If the applicant has never married, specify that the applicant is currently not married to anyone.

+ If the applicant is married, specify that the applicant is currently married to Mrs./Mr. … (Marriage Certificate No. … issued by [name of issue] on [date of issuance]).

+ If the applicant cohabited with another before January 03, 1987 and has not divorced or the spouse is not deceased or declared deceased, specify that the applicant is currently married to Mrs./Mr. …

+ If the applicant had a marriage registered or cohabited with another before January 03, 1987 but has divorced and has not remarried, specify that the applicant had a marriage registered or was married but has divorced per Judgment/Decision No. … dated [date of issuance] by the People’s Court of …; and is currently not registering a marriage with anyone.

+ If the applicant had a marriage registered or cohabited with another before January 03, 1987 but the spouse is deceased and has not remarried, specify that the applicant had a marriage registered or was married but the spouse is deceased (Death Certificate/Death Certificate Extract/Judgment No. … issued by [name of issuer] dated [date of issuance]); and is currently not registering a marriage with anyone.

+ If a married applicant wishes to have the marital status prior to marriage registration certified, specify that from [date] to [date], the applicant was not married to anyone; and is currently married to Mrs./Mr. … (Marriage Certificate No. … issued by [name of issuer] on [date]).

- For overseas Vietnamese who wish to have the marital status during their stay in Vietnam prior to traveling abroad certified, and persons with multiple past places of residence who wish to have the marital status during the time they lived in a place of residence certified, their marital status during such periods shall be specified.

Example: not married to anyone while living in Bong Lai commune, Que Vo district, Bac Ninh province from November 20, 1996 to March 04, 1998.

- In case a Vietnamese applicant is issued with a marital status certificate by a representative mission while they reside overseas, the Place of residence field shall contain the applicant’s current address. The applicant’s marital status shall be determined based on civil registers and the electronic civil status database managed by the representative mission and written as prescribed in Clause 2 herein.

Best regards!

Nguyen Ngoc Tram
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