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
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./.