FOR APPLICATION FOR
MARRIAGE REGISTRATION IN Vietnam
A non-Vietnamese citizen, seeking to get married to a
Vietnamese national, may submit in person or by mail his/her file of
required documents for marriage registration to the Consulate General of Vietnam in
San Francisco for authentication before taking them to
Vietnam for subsequent procedures.
Documents to be authenticated by the Consulate General:
of No-marriage Records issued by the State (or County) Vital
Statistics Office within the last six months certifying that no marriage
license or marriage record of the applicant has been found for the period from
the beginning of legal age for marriage to date.
Certificateissued by an authorized medical
organization confirming that the applicant has no mental illnesses, or has a
mental problem but not to the extent of losing consciousness of his/her own
Photocopy of the photo and signature pages of the Passport.
NOTE: (a) The above-mentioned documents must be
certified by a Notary Public and the signatures
of the Notary Public must be subsequently certified by the State
- level Department of the State(or its Office
of Authentication)where the applicant lives before the documents are
sent to the Consulate for authentication.The
authenticate only the signatures of the State-level Secretary of State. (b) If
documents 1, 2, and 6 are notarized by one Notary Public, they need just
one authentication with state seal from the Secretary of State.
The required number of authentications from the Secretary of State with state
seal needs to be only equal to the number of Notary Public and Registrar (or
Court Clerk) having signed the documents of the dossier.
II. Divorced and Widowed Applicants:In addition to the 6
Divorcees are required to submit
the Divorce Decree after it
has been certified by a Notary Public or a Court Clerk, and subsequently
authenticated by the
State-level Secretary of State.
Widows are to submit a photocopy of
Death Certificate of the previous spouse
afterit has been certified by a Notary Public or a
Registrar, and subsequently authenticated by the State-level Secretary of State.
III. Power of Attorney for Submission of Application:The foreign
party can, with a power of
attorney (bilingual form attached), entrust his or her fiance(e) to
submit the application package. The power of attorney is required to be
authenticated by the Consulate after it has been certified by a Notary Public
(or a Court Clerk), and authenticated by the State-level Secretary of State.
Fees: If you wish to apply by mail, please contact the Consulate at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you apply in person, please pay by Money Orders or Cashiers Checks
(Certified Checks) made payable to the Consulate General of Vietnam. Please email us for current rates.
If the applicant requests the papers to be mailed back, he/she
needs to provide a self-addressed postage-paid envelope or add 4US$
for Priority Mail or 17US$ for Express Mail.
Regular processing requires 5 working days.
Rush service requires 2 working days after the date of receipt of