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How to handle divorce in Vietnam when getting married abroad

When you apply for a divorce in a country other than where you are living, or where your permanent home is, this is known as an international divorce. This might happen because you live abroad for work, or because you and your ex end up living in different countries or because you have different nationalities will help you work out what you need to consider if you are thinking about divorcing in Vietnam.

If you want to handle divorce in Vietnam, you need to do:

1/ You must carry out consular legalization procedures for the certificate of marriage registration in Vietnam.

2/ After legalizing the marriage registration certificate, the two of you will divorce at the Court of People of the province where either of you is residing.

In this following article, Apolo Lawyers will provide the essential information about legalization procedures for marriage registration certificates in Vietnam.

Records include:

  • 01 Consular legalization declaration according to the prescribed form;
  • In case of direct application: Present the original of the identity document;
  • In case of application via post: 01 photocopy of the identification document;
  • Authorization to perform consular functions of the certifying foreign country;
  • 01 translation of papers and documents requested for consular legalization into Vietnamese or English, if such papers and documents are not made in the above languages;
  • 01 photocopy of the above-mentioned papers and documents to be kept at Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Processing time:

The time limit for settlement is 01 working day from the date of receipt of complete and valid dossiers. In case the application has 10 or more papers, the processing time may be longer but must not exceed 05 working days.


Apolo Lawyers also has many forms of consulting for clients including: direct law advice at the office, email counseling, telephone consultation and many other forms to create the best favorable conditions for clients.

For customers who cannot directly meet the lawyers, you can choose to consult via Email, or WhatsApp. Our company will offer the most effective solutions for customers, consulting in writing to ensure high accuracy, with legal basis. With the enthusiastic support from the company, the customer will spend not only a lot of time but also travel expenses.

For further information, contact us:

Apolo Lawyers - Solicitors & Litigators

Address: 10th Floor, PaxSky Building, No. 51 Nguyen Cu Trinh Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Binh Thanh Branch 

Address: 9th/F, Tower K&M Building, 33 Ung Van Khiem St., Binh Thanh Dist., HCM City


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