How to get a police certificate – Vietnam

Do I need to provide a police certificate when applying for permanent residence?
Yes.

Name of document(s) to get: Judicial Certificate #2 or Criminal Record Certificate #2 (Phieu Ly Lich Tu Phap So 2)

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Vietnam:

If you live in Vietnam:

You should apply in person at your nearest municipal or provincial Justice Department (So Tu Phap) where you live permanently. If your place of permanent or temporary residence is unidentifiable, you should apply in person to the National Center for Judicial Records (Trung Tam Ly Lich Tu Phap Quoc Gia).

If you live outside of Vietnam:

You should send your completed application to the Department of Justice (So Tu Phap) by post. (See Special notes and considerations for the complete mailing address and website address to obtain the forms.)

Follow the procedures to apply for a criminal record certificate at the Department of Justice.

If you are not a citizen of Vietnam:

If you live in Vietnam:

You should apply in person at your nearest municipal or provincial Justice Department (So Tu Phap) where you live permanently. If your place of permanent or temporary residence is unidentifiable, you should apply in person to the National Center for Judicial Records (Trung Tam Ly Lich Tu Phap Quoc Gia). According to the Circular No.07/TTLT-BTP-BCA of Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Public Security dated 08/02/1999, foreigners are entitled to obtain information about themselves while residing in Vietnam.

If you live outside Vietnam:

You should send your completed application to the National Center for Criminal Record (Trung Tam Ly Lich Tu Phap Quoc Gia) by post. (See Special notes and considerations for the complete mailing address and website address to obtain the forms.)

Follow the procedures to apply for a criminal record certificate at the National Centre for Criminal Records.

Information and documents you need:

  • An application form for criminal record certificates (TỜ KHAI YÊU CẦU CẤP PHIẾU LÝ LỊCH TƯ PHÁP); Form No.03/2013/TT-LLTP available on the Ministry of Justice website.
  • A scan of the original or a certified copy  of your valid passport.
  • A scan of the original or a certified copy of your temporary residence certificate / permanent residence certificate / temporary residence card / permanent residence card.
  • For foreigners, 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.
  • Applicable fees.

Special notes and considerations:

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate for Express Entry?

Yes. If you are Invited to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence, you need to upload a police certificate in your Electronic Application for Permanent Residence (e-APR). Please follow the instructions above to get your police certificate.

NOTE: CIC will not accept police certificates sent by mail for Express Entry applications.

  • In your declaration, Form03/2013/TT-LLTP, you should state the reason why you are applying for a judicial record (i.e. Immigration purposes).
  • The judicial record is granted in Vietnamese. If you want an English translation, you may make a request when you receive your Vietnamese judicial record.
  • For more information on the Law on Judicial Records (Luat Ly Lich Tu Phap), please visit the Ministry of Justice website in English or Vietnamese.

Ministry of Justice (So Tu Phap)
58-60 Tran Phu street, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi
Tel.: (84) 6273921, (84) 62739324;
Fax: (84) 62739359
Email: botuphap@moj.gov.vn
Website: www.moj.gov.vn

National Center for Criminal Record (Trung Tam Ly Lich Tu Phap Quoc Gia)
No.9 Tran Vi Street, Mai Dich Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi;
04.66841313 or 0432031313;
Email: ttlltpqg@moj.gov.vn

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