shadow shadow posted September 22nd, 2010 at 10:35 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 769 times. Answered 13 times.

hi ...
I am in a dilemna here.. I came to hanoi approx a year back.. I had been stayin at one house and recently moved to new apartment.. Soon I will be moving out of VN and would require to get "no criminal records" certificate[issued by department of justice].. When I went to the police station last week, found out that my old house owner did not register my residence.. hence could not get a police certificate for my stay at that house...
now my employer is ready to give a notarized document that I have been staying there [since that was a company guest house].. Is this sufficient to get the "No Criminal Records Certificate"??

Appreciate anyone's help on this....

Last answered by Khuyen about 5 months ago.

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Grant wrote on September 22nd, 2010 at 11:06 pm
Grant (elite user)

"Beer"

Facts. After being in Vietnam for 6 months or more you do not need a "criminal certificate" from your country of origin for a Visa. I suspect that applies to you too.

The countries needs you are moving to are more the point.

Your last line sounds a bit desperate. If you need something from the local police then his doc might help help you to get it. Keep pushing him to help.

A cup of tea may help for Quan He. Always be nice and it will be fine.

"Beer"

shadow wrote on September 22nd, 2010 at 11:27 pm
shadow

thanks grant...

"no criminal record certificate"(Don xin cap Phieu Ly Lich T Pháp in Vietnamease) which I am hoping to get is from Vietnam [from dept of justice ] which is one of the supporting doc I need to submit for my Visa to process where I am movin...
Without police registration, this would be difficult to obatain...

Grant wrote on September 23rd, 2010 at 8:04 am
Grant (elite user)

"Beer"

Try your Embassy for advice.

"Beer"

tthn300 wrote on September 23rd, 2010 at 12:37 pm
tthn300

Shadow, What you should do is to get your current landlord ( of the appartment ) to register you with the local police immediately. Then wait for a week or so and ask him or her to ask the local police for the temporary residency confirmation ( there is a standard form for this ) stating the start date of your registration with the local police. Once you ve got this, you can bring it to the department of Justice in Ha Dong together with your passport and the other form stating your last five places that you stayed at. I am sure you still can get this crininal record check here in Vietnam. Hope it helps

Grant wrote on September 23rd, 2010 at 3:29 pm
Grant (elite user)

"Beer"

Possible fatal flaw in that advice. It costs the landlord money.

"Beer"

tthn300 wrote on September 23rd, 2010 at 4:28 pm
tthn300

Shadow and Grant, the same situation happened to someone I know when he needed the crininal record check and that was how he handled the problem. Legally, if some one was not registered, there would be no way for him to get the temporary residency confirmation form from the local police, which is needed to obtain criminal record check at the department of justice. And from what I know, it is the responsibility of the landlord to register you and get your temporary residency confirmation for you, of course for those who are nice and cooperative. It is also your right to be registered and when necessary obtain the residency form as you already pay the rent. It is a two-way street. I believe that if you explain the situation to your current landlord, he/she might likely be willing to help as he is not going to do anything wrong ( in fact he is fulfilling his duty ) trying to get you this form that you need, Shadow. FYI, as long as you are registered even for a day, it doesnot cost anything to get the temporary residenct form from the local police.
I am writing this long just hoping that it can help you. No one wants to waste his/her time posting things when he/she doesnt want to help.

Grant wrote on September 24th, 2010 at 8:14 am
Grant (elite user)

"Beer"

Just don't tell the landlord you want this because you are leaving. Not much incentive in that.

"Beer"

shadow wrote on September 24th, 2010 at 10:01 am
shadow

thanks tthn300 n Grant..... will try this out for sure..

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Agent004 wrote on September 12th, 2011 at 7:17 pm
Agent004

Anyone know how much this criminal record check actually costs. I was quoted $150 USD. That seems a bit high for me. Just want to verify this.

Grant wrote on September 13th, 2011 at 8:27 am
Grant (elite user)

"Beer"

Depends on what you did.

"Beer"

Longh wrote on September 13th, 2011 at 9:38 am
Longh (elite user)

Just had mine done and it cost me a total of 500,000 to get it done in unusual amount of days.

The going rate if I remember correctly is 100,000VND at the So Thu Phap if you do it yourself.

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JessK wrote on September 21st, 2013 at 8:55 pm
JessK

Does anyone know how to ask for the "temporary resident form" from the police in Vietnamese? My landlord doesn't speak English very well, and I'm having a hard time communicating to her what I need.

Also.. do I need to ask my previous landlord or just my current one? I've been living here for 9 months... 1 month jumping around, 6 months in one residence, 2 months in my current one. Any thoughts?

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Khuyen wrote on September 29th, 2018 at 10:17 am
Khuyen

Vietnam Criminal Record/Police Clearance Certificate application for people already left Vietnam

You stayed/lived in Vietnam (already left Vietnam) and need a criminal record from here?

You wonder about where and how you can apply for it?
You don’t want to fly back to Vietnam just to apply for this document?
You don’t know exactly about the requirements?
You don’t know where to get the form and you don’t understand Vietnamese to fill up it?

I just helped someone from Ireland to apply for Criminal Record Certificate and want to share some information:

1) Which one to apply:

There are 2 kinds of Criminal Record in Vietnam: no 1 and no 2.

*No 1 is for:
+ individuals who want to use Criminal Record for personal/professional purpose: apply for a new job, apply for college/university, apply for marriage certificate abroad, apply for residence abroad …
+ political organizations who want to verify about someone for the purpose of employment or promotion.
No 1 only states/includes unspent convictions and doesn’t state/include spent convictions.

*No 2 is for:
+ individuals who just want to know their criminal record which is stored in government database (not to apply for job or any other purpose)
+ proceeding-conducting agencies (courts, procuracies) for the purpose of investigating a case/lawsuit.
No 2 states both spent and unspent convictions.

This means you usually only need to apply for Criminal Record no 1.
Because most of you need Criminal Record for job/education/marriage purpose.
If any organization request you for Criminal Record no 2, it’s against Vietnam law.

2) How to apply: There are 2 ways:

+ Online: via https://lltptructuyen.moj.gov.vn/home
If you apply online, you may not expect that they would be very responsive for you, you may need to follow up with them via email totracuu@moj.gov.vn or phone no: +84 24 3203 1313

+ Authorize someone in Hanoi to come to The National Center for Criminal Record to help you to apply in person.
Address: 6th floor, Building A, No.9 Tran Vi Street, Mai Dich Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi. This is inside campus of Vietnam’s Judicial Academy.

3) Requested documents for Criminal Record no 1:

* Note:

+ You need to notarize all your documents at Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate. If your country doesn’t have Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate, go to a neighboring country has. They don’t accept notarization from any notarization office.

+ All forms need to be filled by Vietnamese in Vietnamese form.

* If apply online by yourself:

+ An application form for criminal record certificates (Form No. 03/2013/TT-LLTP)

+ A certified copy of applicant’s valid passport or ID card

+ A certified copy of applicant’s household registration book/temporary residence certificate/permanent residence certificate/temporary residence card/permanent residence card or original of temporary residence certificate/permanent residence certificate.
In case there is no temporary residence certificate/permanent residence certificate/temporary residence card/permanent residence card, a certified copy of passport with entries and exits relevant to Vietnam or visas stamped by Vietnamese Migration Department shall be submitted.

+ Registration for receiving criminal record certificates through postal service (Form No. 01/2014/LLTP).

* If authorize someone to apply for you:

- An application form for criminal record certificates – (Form No.04/2013/TT-LLTP) (This is filled and signed by the person who apply for you, that person will declare for you. Of course you need to provide him/her your information).

- A certified copy of applicant’s valid passport and ID card and ID card or passport of the authorized person.

- A certified copy of applicant’s household registration book/ temporary residence certificate / permanent residence certificate /temporary residence card/permanent residence card or original of temporary residence certificate/permanent residence certificate.

In case there is no temporary residence certificate/permanent residence certificate/temporary residence card/permanent residence card, a certified copy of passport with entries and exits relevant to Vietnam or visas stamped by Vietnamese Migration Department shall be submitted.

- A certified authorization letter on implementing all procedures for criminal record certificates.

4) Time and fee:

Officially it takes 3 weeks and 200,000 VND to receive the Criminal Record, though sometime the date on the Criminal Record is just 1 week from the day you apply. After they receive your application and payment, they should issue you/the authorized person a letter stating the date you should expect to receive the Criminal Record. (see photo for reference).

However the Criminal Record you would receive is in Vietnamese, you would need to have it translated to English and notarized.

5) Postal fee to send your Criminal Record:

I haven’t send documents to many countries, only to South Africa, Canada and Ireland, so below are my personal experiences if sending to Canada/Ireland (for the weight of Criminal :

+ By DHL: around 1,464,000 VND for Canada and Ireland; 1,760,000 VND for South Africa. Receive in 2-3 business days. You can check the price on their website.

+ By Vietnam Post: around 830,000 VND for Canada and Ireland. Receive in 5-6 business days. Price on their website is not correct (when I called they said they didn’t update their website).

So if you don’t need to send urgent and want to save the cost, you can select to send by Vietnam Post.

I’ve helped her to fill up the forms, apply for the Criminal Record, receive it, have it translated to English and notarized and send to her.

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