Can documents in foreign language or documents issued or certified by a foreign competent authority be translated into Vietnamese and the translator's signature authenticated by a competent authority in Vietnam?
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 certify the translator’s signature in papers and documents from a foreign language into Vietnamese , or from Vietnamese into a foreign language. (Point c, Clause 1, Article 5 of Decree 23/2015/ND-CP dated February 16, 2015).
Therefore, papers and documents in a foreign language can be translated into Vietnamese and the translator's signature authenticated at a competent authority in Vietnam. However, in order to have the translator's signature authenticated, foreign-language papers and documents must also ensure the form, content and be legalized by consular agencies in accordance with Vietnamese law./.
Translation and authentication of 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?
Authentication of contracts and transactions in Vietnamese for foreigners who are not fluent in Vietnamese?