Please let me know the conditions for marriage registration in Vietnam?

Question: Dear DB Team, I am a foreigner living in Hoi An, Viet Nam. Vietnamese Girl and I want to get married in Viet Nam. Please let me know the conditions for marriage registration in Vietnam. Thank you so much.


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For your questions, DB Legal – Law Firm in Da Nang, Vietnam answers as follows:

According to Article 8 of the Law on Marriage and Family, the Conditions for getting married in Vietnam are:

a /The man is full 20 years or older, the woman is full 18 years or older;

b/ The marriage is voluntarily decided by the man and woman;

c/ The man and woman do not lose the civil act capacity;

d/ The marriage does not fall into one of the cases prescribed at Points a, b, c and d, Clause 2, Article 5 of Law on Marriage and Family, including:

+ Sham marriage or sham divorce;

+ Underage marriage, forcing a person into marriage, deceiving a person into marriage, obstructing marriage;

+ A married person getting married to or cohabitating as husband and wife with another person, or an unmarried person getting married to or cohabitating as husband and wife with a married person;

+ Getting married or cohabitating as husband and wife between people of the same direct blood line; relatives within three generations; adoptive parent and adopted child; or former adoptive parent and adopted child, father-in-law and daughter-in-law, mother-in-law and son-in-law, or stepparent and stepchild;

+ Demanding property in marriage;

+ Forcing a person into divorce; deceiving a person into divorce; obstructing divorce;

+ Giving birth with assisted reproductive technology for commercial purpose, commercial gestational surrogacy, prenatal sex selection, cloning;

+ Domestic violence;

+ Taking advantage of marriage and family rights for human trafficking, labor exploitation or sexual abuse or committing another act for self-seeking purposes.

* The state does not recognize marriage between people of the same sex.

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