Criminal record certificate is a certificate issued by the agency managing the judicial record database and is valid to prove that an individual has or does not have a criminal record. The procedure for making criminal records No.1 from July 1, 2021 has some changes compared to before, details are mentioned below.
Criminal record certificate No. 1 is issued to:
Pursuant to Clause 1, Article 45 of the Law on Criminal Records 2009; Clause 4, Article 37 of the Law on Residence 2020, an individual’s application for a criminal record certificate from July 1, 2021 includes the following documents:
Governmental agencies, political organizations and socio-political organizations have the right to request issuance of criminal record certificates to serve the management of personnel, business registration activities, establishment and management of criminal cases. Managers of enterprises or cooperatives, upon request for issuance of criminal record certificates, shall send a written request to the Department of Justice where the person granted the criminal record certificate permanently or temporarily resides; If the place of permanent or temporary residence cannot be determined, it shall be sent to the National Center for Criminal Records.
The written request must clearly state the address of the agency or organization, the purpose of using the criminal record certificate and information about the person granted the criminal record certificate.
Citizens bring prepared dossiers and submit them to the following agencies (Clause 2, Article 45 of the Law on Criminal Records 2009):
The application-receiving agency shall refuse to issue the criminal record certificate in the following cases (Article 49 of the Law on Criminal Records):
In case of refusal to issue the criminal record certificate, a written notice clearly stating the reason must be given.
If the documents is ok, the request is made to the right authority, etc., the time limit for issuance a criminal record certificate is not more than 10 days from the date of receipt valid request (Article 48 of the Law on Criminal Records).
In case the person who apply the criminal record certificate is a Vietnamese citizen who has resided in many places or has resided abroad for a period of time, or a foreigner, in case of having to verify the automatic conditions for criminal record remission, period not exceeding 15 days.
If you have any questions about your criminal record, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for answers.