If you live in Vietnam you may occasionally need to produce a certificate of residence. The Netherlands embassy in Hanoi or the consulate-general in Ho Chi Minh City can draw up this document for you.
When do you need a certificate of residence?
A certificate of residence allows you to prove your place of residence abroad. You need this document:
- in connection with various tax and social security contributions
- when renewing your driving licence
What documents do you need?
You need the following documents in order to apply for a certificate of residence:
- a document showing that you have the permission of the local authorities to reside in the country where you are applying – for example, a residence permit (this is not required if you live in the EU)
- proof of your current address
- proof that you have Dutch nationality. This may be any one of the following documents:
- a Dutch passport
- a Dutch national identity card
- a certificate of Dutch nationality
Certificate of residence in this country or region
Besides the above mentioned documents, you also need to bring a proof of your address, e.g. a recent electricity or gas bill with your name and address on it, or a bank statement.
Application procedure for consular certificates in Vietnam
At both the embassy in Hanoi and the consulate-general in Ho Chi Minh City you will need to make an appointment to apply for a consular certificate.
For the costs and payment methods you can check the overview with the consulare fees.
In case you have a question, you can send an email via the contact form.