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Laotian immigrants to be registered from next month

Update: April, 09/2015 - 16:22
Lao Bao Border Gate between Viet Nam and Laos. — Photo backpackeradvice.com

HA NOI (VNS) — The justice ministry has issued a circular that allows immigrants from Laos, who enter the border districts of Viet Nam, to register their nationality from next month.

The Circular 03/2015/TT-BTP, dated on April 1, 2015, stipulates that immigrants from Laos, entering the border districts of Viet Nam, will get permission to stay in the country. These people can register their nationality and get citizenship rights and obligations, if they prove they own property, housing and cultivatable land in their place of residence. They must not be charged with crimes or be in the process of being convicted.

The local people's committees will be in charge of receiving and dealing with the registration documents.

The circular will become effective from May 16. — VNS

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