Law on Residence in Vietnam No. 81/2006/QH11 dated December 25, 2006 takes effect on July 01, 2007, provides for citizens' right to freedom of residence in the territory of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; the residence registration and administration order and procedures; the rights and responsibilities of citizens, households, agencies and organizations regarding residence registration and administration. 

Residence means a citizen's living at a place in a commune, ward or township in the form of permanent residence or temporary residence.

DMS Law office in Vietnam advises the following contents: 

Citizens' right to freedom of residence

Principles for residence and residence administration

Assurance of conditions for the exercise of the right to freedom of residence and residence administration activities

Responsibilities for state management of residence

International cooperation on residence management

Prohibited acts

Citizens' rights to residence

Cases of restricted right to freedom of residence

Residence responsibilities of citizens

Places of residence of citizens

Places of residence of minors

Places of residence of wards

Place of residence of husband and wife

Places of residence of officers and men of the People's Army and the People's Police

Places of residence of persons performing itinerant occupations

Permanent residence registration

Conditions for registration of permanent residence in provinces

Conditions for registration of permanent residence in centrally run cities

Permanent residence registration procedures

Deletion of permanent residence registration

Change of places of permanent residence registration in case of change of lawful domiciles

Household registration books

Household registration books granted to households

Household registration books granted to individuals

Separation of household registration books

Household registration transfer papers

Citizens have the right to freedom of residence under the provisions of the Law on Residence and other relevant laws. Citizens qualified for registration of permanent residence or temporary residence may request competent state agencies to register their permanent residence or temporary residence. 

Citizens' right to freedom of residence is only limited under decisions of competent state agencies and in accordance with the order and procedures prescribed by law./.