Is it possible to authenticate at a competent authority in Vietnam, for copies from the original of papers and documents issued or certified by a competent foreign agency or organization?
Authority and responsibility for authentication in Vietnam:
The Division of Justice of a district, town or provincial city (hereinafter collectively referred to as the Justice Department) has the authority and responsibility to: authenticate copies from the originals of papers and documents issued or certified by competent foreign agencies or organizations (Point a, Clause 1, Article 5 of Decree 23/2015/ND-CP dated February 16, 2015).
The notary has the authority and responsibility to authenticate the matters specified at Point a, Clause 1, Point b, Clause 2 of this Article, to sign for authentication and ink stamp of the notary public, notary public office (hereinafter collectively referred to as the notarial practice organization) (Clause 4, Article 5 of Decree 23/2015/ND-CP dated February 16, 2015).
In conclusion, competent agencies in Vietnam are responsible for authenticating copies of originals of papers and documents issued or certified by competent foreign agencies and organizations. However, papers and documents issued or certified by a competent foreign agency or organization must ensure the form, content and be legalized by consular agencies according to the provisions of Vietnamese law before performing authentication at a competent authority in Vietnam.
Authenticate copies of foreign documents in Vietnam?
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Can the signature (manual sign) of the person who signs on a document in a foreign language be authenticated at a competent Vietnamese agency?
Signature authentication on documents in foreign languages with contents contrary to law or social ethics is not permitted
Are papers and documents issued by competent foreign agencies subject to consular legalization?
Can it be translated by a qualified translator with his/her signature authenticated at a competent agency in Vietnam?