It is not Required to Legalize some Foreign documents in Vietnam

May 1, 2022 | Q&A

Dear DB Legal – the Law firm in Da Nang city. I would like to legalize my passport with the aim of making the certified the copies of passport. Please kindly advise the competent agency in Viet Nam to do this process.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for interesting our services.

According to the Article 6 of Circular No. 01/2020/TT-BTP dated March 03, 2020:

"Article 6. Consulae legalizing with respect to documents issed by foreign competent agencies.

Documents issued by competent agencies namely passports, ID cards, temporary residence cards, permanent residence cards, driving license, graduation degrees, certificates, grade sheets attached to graduation degrees and certificates are not required to be consular legalized when authenticating copies from master registers. In case of application for authentication of translators' signatures on said documents, consular legalizing is not required."

=> Therefore, you can make the certified copies without legalizing the passport.

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