Requirements for foreign adoptive parents entering Vietnam

Requirements for foreign adoptive parents entering Vietnam
Bảo Ngọc

On April 5, 2022, the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam issued Dispatch 1043/BTP-CCN on implementation of procedures for intercountry adoption in the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the Official Dispatch, the requirements for foreign adoptive parents entering Vietnam are as follows:

- They have granted Decisions on intercountry adoption of the People’s Committees of provinces and central-affiliated cities.

- They have received Response Official Dispatches on agreement to let foreigners enter Vietnam of the Vietnam Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security, except for foreigners who have owned documents still valid for entering Vietnam (permanent residence card, temporary residence card, visa, visa exemption).

- Foreign adoptive parents entering Vietnam must comply with requirements for Covid-19 prevention and control for entrants according to regulations of the current law of Vietnam and guidelines of the Ministry of Health of Vietnam at the time of entry.

Note: The intercountry adoption must comply with legal regulations on child adoption and ensure Covid-19 prevention and control. At the same time, the child adoption shall be performed in provinces/cities where children who are adopted by foreign adoptive parents are staying.

For details, see Official Dispatch 1043/BTP-CCN issued on April 5, 2022.



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