A British or Irish citizen wishes to marry a Vietnamese citizen must prepare marriage paperwork in accordance with Vietnamese current regulations, and then submit all related documents to Viet Nam Embassy for legalisation before submitting his marriage registration application to Vietnamese local authority.

I. If you submit your marriage registration application in person to Vietnamese local authority

Paperwork you need to prepare are following:

(1) Certificate of non-impediment to marriage or Affidavit of Single Status

(2) Certificate of Good Mental Health. (Your GP may grant this certificate or write a confirmation letter on your good mental health, or you may apply this certificate in one of international hospitals in Viet Nam) (download form for reference)

(3) A decision of divorce by local family Court in case you divorced

(4) A death registration certificate in case you are a widow/widower. .

All above documents must be notarised at Notary Public and then be certified by

Legalisation Office – UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) or Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before submitting to Embassy of Viet Nam for legalisation.

The Embassy only legalises your documents when they have been certified by UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office or Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

You may submit your legalisation application in person or by post to the Embassy (please see instruction for legalisation here).

II. If you authorize your Vietnamese spouse to submit your marriage registration application to Vietnamese local authority

Paperwork you need to prepare are following:

(1) Application for marriage registration (Download form). 

(2) Power of Attorney (Download form)

(3) Certificate of non-impediment to marriage or Affidavit of Single Status

(4) Certificate of Good Mental Health. (Your GP may grant this certificate or write a confirmation letter on your good mental health, or you may apply this certificate in one of international hospitals in Viet Nam) (download form for reference )

(5) A decision of divorce by local family Court in case you divorced

(6) A death registration certificate in case you are a widow

(7) A copy of your current passport

All above documents must be notarised at Notary Public and then be certified by

Legalisation Office – UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office or Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before submitting to Embassy of Viet Nam for legalisation.

The Embassy only legalise your documents when they have been certified by UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office or Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

You may submit your legalisation application in person or by post to the Embassy (please see instruction for legalisation here).

III. Processing time

05 working days