Amendments to the Law on Vietnamese Nationality approved on June24 abolished the requirement that expatriates residing abroad registerto retain their Vietnamese nationality.
The amendment comes into effect immediately, however, is not retroactive.
All expatriates who have not previously lost their nationality inaccordance with prior law are now exempt from the registrationrequirement and legally are entitled to retain their Vietnamesenationality.
The law also contains provisions for overseas Vietnamese to obtaindocuments to certify their Vietnamese nationality for passport and otherlegal purposes.
These new changes demonstrate the Party and State’s policy thatconsiders OVs as an indispensable part of the nation and creates thebest possible conditions for OVs to keep close attachment with thehomeland.
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