June 18, 2020
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How to Get a Judicial Certificate in Vietnam

There are many reasons why a foreigner in Vietnam would need a copy of the judicial certificate. This document will prove if you have a previous criminal conviction or not.

Also known as the police certificate, this document is required when applying for a permanent residence in Vietnam. The document is also needed when applying for a work permit.

When getting a judicial certificate in Vietnam, you will have two ways to do it. One is to apply for it personally from the Provincial Department of Justice. Another option is to do it online.

Applying for the Judicial Certificate in Person

When applying in person, you need to go directly to the Department of Justice of the province where you reside. For instance, if you are from Hanoi, you will go to North Vietnam’s Dept. of Justice. You must go there in the morning since the offices are usually closed in the afternoon and they won’t accept any applications.

Before you go, make sure you prepare the requirements ahead of time. Here are the requirements:

  • Original copy of the application form.
  • Photocopy of your passport along with a valid Vietnam visa. You will also be required to present the original copy of your passport upon application so make sure you bring it with you. This is only for verification and they will return it back to you afterward.
  • Temporary residence confirmation coming from the police. You will be asked to submit a photocopy of the document along with the original copy for verification. If you have a notarized copy then you don’t need to submit the original copy.

The standard processing time of the Judicial Certificate is 15 working days from the day you submit your application. Remember that it will be sent to you through courier and this can add to the number of days. So this is something you need to consider when applying for the judicial certificate.

You will be asked to pay for the statutory fee during the application. This will cost you around VND 200,000 for every copy. But this does not include the courier fees yet.

You will have to pay for it separately. There’s also an option to personally collect the certificate from the Department of Justice. In this case, you don’t have to pay for the courier fees.

Applying for the Judicial Certificate Online

If you don’t have the time to personally submit your application at the Justice Department, you can choose to apply for it online. Simply click the link to apply – https://lltptructuyen.moj.gov.vn/home?locale=en. Then you will be asked to choose the type of applicant. If you are a foreigner residing in Vietnam, then you should choose that option. After that, select the city of your residence and you will be taken to the home page where you can apply for the judicial certificate. Then follow these steps:

  1. Click the button that says “Get Started”.
  2. Then the application form will come up. Fill out all the details that are being asked from you. Enter your full name, sex, birth date, nationality, and address.
  3. After you provide all the information on the form, review everything very carefully. Make sure the information you have provided is correct. If you’re certain that all details are correct, click next. In this step, you will also be asked to print the declaration form and sign it.
  4. Take note of the online code that will be provided on the screen then click the “Finish” button if you’re done.
  5. Submit your profile online code to the receipt department.

Just like with applying in-person, it will take approximately 15 days for your judicial certificate to be available. If you want to know the status, click the button at the homepage that says “Lookup”. A box will then appear to ask you to enter the registration code, passport number, and the confirmation code. Then click on the “lookup” button again to display the status of your judicial certificate application.

Take note that you will also be asked to pay for the VND 200,000 when applying for the judicial certificate online. You can choose to receive it through courier or claim it yourself from the Justice Department. If you want to receive it by post, you’ll have to pay for the courier fees.

The validity of the Judicial Certificate in Vietnam

One of the most common questions that people have when applying for a judicial certificate is the document’s validity. This will actually depend on what purpose you’re going to use it for. If you need it for Work Permit, the document will remain valid if it’s issued not more than six months. However, if it is for the application of permanent residency in Vietnam, the authority requires that the document be issued within the past 90 days.



How Much Does It Cost For A Judicial Record Certificate in Vietnam? [show answer]

There are 3 levels of the fee for getting a judicial record certificate in Vietnam, they are :

👉 It costs VND 200 000 (around US$10) for Vietnamese people, foreigners living in Vietnam or abroad.

👉 👉 It cost VND 100 000 (around US$5) for Vietnamese pupils, students, people contributing to the Revolution, relatives of martyrs.

👉 👉 👉 It’s free for Vietnamese poor families, families in difficult circumstances stated in laws.

Official link to apply : https://lltptructuyen.moj.gov.vn (If you apply through private agent, it may cost you more than US $100)

For support, please email to info@vietnamimmigration.org

*** If you send and receive your documents via post service, you have to pay fee for post service 




For your request, please email to : info@vietnamimmigration.org or drop a message via chat support online 👉


  THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ——- SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM Independence – Freedom – Happiness ———- No. 28/2009/QH12 Hanoi, June 17, 2009 LAW ON JUDICIAL RECORDS (No.

Criminal checks also called Police Checks, or Police Clearance is a document required in Vietnam for various purposes. Usually, the most common reason why foreigners may need to get a criminal check is for work permit applications.