Vietnam Birth Certificate Guidance for US Immigration Purposes


A Vietnamese Birth Certificate for US Immigration Purposes must be issued from the province of birth/registration in Vietnam. The paper of the certificate generally has a light green tint and a red seal in the top middle of the certificate. The wording of the certificate can be hand-written or typed, depending on the age of the Certificate / when registered after birth.

The Birth Certificate should be Translated to English, which our office recommends, and the foreign Certificate would be accompanied by an English translation.

Vietnam does not have a national database for birth records, so it is possible there are some format and wording differences among the provinces.

If Vietnamese citizens outside of Vietnam would like a copy of their birth certificates, they can authorize a family member or friend to obtain it for them from the local authorities/province of birth.




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