Jayniejane Jayniejane posted May 1st, 2012 at 11:52 am to Visas. Viewed 3267 times. Answered 21 times.

Police Clearance or Judicial certificate. There was a similar question regarding the above which have answered my worries but it was dated 2 years ago. I was in Hanoi for more than a year 9 yrs ago and now desperately need a police clearance. If I lost my Vietnam temporary resident card. What else would I be needing to produce to helping my Viet friend( who has no idea how to get a clearance for me)1. might be copies of passport? 2 fees 3. letter of authority(authorised letter) Anything else? Please help me as I am in the desperate need to get Vietnam police clearance ASAP. Thank you

Last answered by Khuyen about 11 months ago.

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phobic888 wrote on May 1st, 2012 at 3:01 pm
phobic888 (elite user)

A police clearance is needed for getting a work permit. I assume there are also other reasons but I have no idea honestly. Assuming that you are doing a work permit, the fact that you were here 9 years ago, probably means nothing.

The government requires a home-country check if you have been in the country for less than 6 months. If you have been here for longer than that, you must get a Vietnamese police check, which is fairly easy to get, but can vary in the time it takes to get it. Your landlord/lady should be able to help you to get it, provided they have registered you, which is required by law, to the appropriate police in your ward/district.

All I needed, if I remember correctly, was the legal paperwork from the police in my ward to say that I was living there. Copies of the passport, including the stamp of your entry into Vietnam, and a few photos. I don't know the cost as everything was arranged by my employer.

Finally, go through the last posts (which I assume you already did since you mentioned them being out-dated), and follow what some of the people said there. They may be from two years ago, but to my knowledge the laws have not changed dramatically if at all. Of course knowing what you needed the certificate for, may help someone else who has been in your situation, to provide some assistance.

snowman wrote on May 2nd, 2012 at 1:12 am
snowman

hi, if you really need a help in this matter i can guide you because i have been here last 4 yrs.Begining this kind of stuff made me complicated and even lawyer can't give you exact ans.But the things is more easier than they are asking.i just done my work permit and temporary residence card first of this year.So i think i can give you some advice related this.if you really need my advice just call me or sent mail.
01672824114
solidgroup2@gmail.com

debs wrote on May 3rd, 2012 at 1:07 pm
debs

In my experience being here 9 years ago won't make any difference. If you're newly arrived get a copy of your criminal check from home - if it is less than six months old it'll be accepted. Submit that and it'll be accepted for your visa/work permit etc. If you've been here longer than six months then go to your local police (assuming your landlord registered you) and they can do it. Usually easily done.

Newman wrote on May 3rd, 2012 at 1:29 pm
Newman (elite user)

"I was in Hanoi for more than a year 9 yrs ago and now desperately need a police clearance. If I lost my Vietnam temporary resident card. What else would I be needing to produce to helping my Viet friend"

I think this means:

I lived in Hanoi for longer than a year, about nine years ago (2003 or so)

I need a police clearance - possibly for the visa/work permit requirements of their current country of residence

I lost my Vietnam temporary residence card so can't use this as evidence

A Viet friend in Hanoi is helping me with this - I need to know what they need to get the police clearance on my behalf

snowman wrote on May 4th, 2012 at 10:32 am
snowman

first of all i want to knw the country or origin who facing the problem with the pcc (police clearance certificates)or facing visa problem.The proceedure depend on that. There have some option for pcc rather than you get from here.But i cant write down all proceedure here bec i am sure it not clear your doubt.So if who really need help on this pls sent me mail or call me to fix meeting

Thank you
01672824114

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jabez wrote on June 10th, 2013 at 8:56 pm
jabez

Does anybody experience or know the process/procedure to get "Justice Record Check #1 at National Center of Criminal Records-Vietnamese Ministry of jUstice in Hanoi?

I babdly needed it since,it is one of the requirement for my US Immigrant Visa.
I work in Ho Chi Minh City since 2006~2008 and lost all those permanent residence card,though I retain the Vietnam work Visa in my Passport.

I need your advise guys..

Thanks in advance.

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GGecko628 wrote on June 11th, 2014 at 2:27 pm
GGecko628

If you have left Vietnam and require a Police Criminal Records Clearance/Check Certificate do not dispair!

I recommend contacting Viet Anh Nguyen. He is a lawyer working for a reputable firm in Hanoi and specialises in these cases.

The specifics are: $550 and the certificate will take 20-25 days to obtain. The charge includes the international postage costs.

I used this service and Viet Anh was very informative and talked me through the process. Highly recommended, a very nice person and great experience.

GGecko628 wrote on June 11th, 2014 at 2:36 pm
GGecko628

The contact details are: Viet Anh Nguyen, info@legalviet.com

Ben-E wrote on June 12th, 2014 at 3:02 am
Ben-E

Wow you must really like to give people money. I'm pretty sure the cost of the document normally is about $10-$25 so where does all the other money go. Does he have a nice car too?

Walt81 wrote on June 16th, 2014 at 6:15 am
Walt81

I am now getting (surprise!) conflicting information on the police clearance for the work permit.

1. if in VN 6 months or longer you can just use a local police clearance from VN.

others say,

2. You need a police clearance from your home country.

Any definite answer to this?

Thanks.

qthoai wrote on June 16th, 2014 at 7:45 am
qthoai

In fact, both of the statements are nolonger right in accordance with prevailing regulations on labor law in Vietnam.
According to the new Circular No.03/2014/TT-BLDTBXH, which come into effect from 10 March 2014, if you are residing in Vietnam (even if 01 day), you are requested to submit both of the documents, 01 Document certifying you do not have a criminal record at Vietnam and 01 document certifying you do not have criminal prosecution pursuant to the foreign law. Such document to be valid for the six (6) month period up until the time of lodging the application file for work permit.
I have all legal documents guiding this issue, in case you need a copy or need further advice, pls feel free to contact.

Walt81 wrote on June 16th, 2014 at 9:15 am
Walt81

^ Thanks for the information, qthoai.

Grant wrote on June 16th, 2014 at 10:46 am
Grant (elite user)

"Beer"
@qthoai

Posted this in another thread.

Extract: 'Article 10. application for the work permit

3. The written certification that the worker is not a criminal or liable to criminal prosecution according to Vietnam’s law and the foreign country’s law, which is made within the previous 06 months from the day on which the application is submitted.'

I assume it's the 'and' that requires a check from the home country.

So it doesn't matter if you've been here for several years? You still need the home country police clearance but it needs to be dated within the 6 months prior to the application??

"Beer"

qthoai wrote on June 16th, 2014 at 10:55 am
qthoai

@Grant: As your understanding, in case you've been here for several years, you still need the home country police clearance for the time duration when you was there. This "Police clearance" (or Justice record) must be issued within 6 months prior to the application.
"Beer" :)

Grant wrote on June 16th, 2014 at 10:59 am
Grant (elite user)

"Beer"

A but daft but if those are the rules, then they are the rules.

If you were in another country for say 6 months, other than your home country, prior to arrival in Vietnam you would need a clearance from there rather than your home country, correct? That defeats the whole point.

Cheers

"Beer"

Delco wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 12:02 am
Delco

Just to clarify,

One does need a police clearance check from home country AND Vietnam if in VN for longer than 6 months, correct?

mattnnz wrote on July 14th, 2014 at 2:47 am
mattnnz

@Delco yes but the one from your home country cannot be be more than months old. Funny catch 22.

mattnnz wrote on July 14th, 2014 at 2:47 am
mattnnz

@Delco yes but the one from your home country cannot be be more than 6 months old. Funny catch 22.

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zx14 wrote on November 25th, 2014 at 9:20 am
zx14

Hi
as I have been living in Australia for a number of years, will I need to get a Police clearance from Australia or my Home country?

thanks for any help

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vmcanada wrote on November 16th, 2017 at 5:49 am
vmcanada

Hi,

I need a PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) from Vietnam for Immigration to Canada. I was in Hanoi for around an year in 2009-10. I am back in my home country India now. Can anyone help with the process? Any agents around who can get this done for me?

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Khuyen wrote on October 18th, 2018 at 4:20 am
Khuyen

I just helped an acquaintance 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. (I can send you 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.

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