Originals of papers and documents issued by competent foreign agencies, which have not been consular legalized in accordance with Vietnamese law, can copies of these documents be authenticated in Vietnam ?
Procedures for authentication of copies from originals in Vietnam:
The person requesting authentication must present the original papers and documents as the basis for authentication of copies and copies to be authenticated.
In case the originals of papers and documents are issued, notarized or certified by a competent foreign agency or organization, they must be legalized by consular agencies in accordance with law before requesting authentication of copies; except for cases where consular legalization is exempted under international treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party or on the principle of reciprocity (Clause 1, Article 20 of Decree 23/2015/ND-CP dated February 16, 2015).
Therefore, the originals of papers and documents issued by competent foreign agencies must be legalized by consular agencies in accordance with Vietnamese law, before being authenticated at a competent agency in Vietnam./.
Foreign documents have not been legalized by consular agencies?
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