Headlines 26/04/2022 15:52 CH

12 steps in intercountry adoption amid Covid-19

Xuân Dũng

This is the content of Official Dispatch No. 1043/BTP-CCN dated April 05, 2022 of the Ministry of Justice on procedures for intercountry adoption in the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the Official Dispatch, procedures for intercountry adoption shall be implemented as follows:

- Step 1: Notify the adoptive parent of entering Vietnam for child adoption;

- Step 2: On the basis of a written notification of Department of Justice, the foreign adoptive parent shall send a written request for completing procedures for intercountry adoption to the Department of Justice where procedures for intercountry adoption are handled;

- Step 3: Approve the list of adoptive parents allowed to enter Vietnam for child adoption;

- Step 4: Grant a Vietnamese visa to the foreign adoptive parent at the border checkpoint;

- Step 5: Prepare essential conditions for organizing an adoption ceremony;

- Step 6: The adoptive parent enters Vietnam, self-monitors health and complies with requirements for Covid-19 prevention and control as prescribed;

- Step 7: Organize the adoption ceremony;

- Step 8: Grant consular certification of documents about child adoption issued by Vietnamese competent authorities, which will be used to apply for the exit visa for the adopted child;

- Step 9: Grant the passport to the adopted child;

- Step 10: Grant the exit visa to the adopted child;

- Step 11: Grant a Certificate of intercountry adoption;

- Step 12: Leave Vietnam.

Note: Skip steps 2, 3 and 4 in case the foreign adoptive parent is eligible for exemption from the visa for entering Vietnam or has owned valid entry documents (permanent residence card, temporary residence card, etc.).

Official Dispatch No. 1043/BTP-CCN is promulgated on April 05, 2022.

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