A foreigner residing in Vietnam and wishing to adopt a Vietnamese child will have to pay an adoption registration fee of VND 4.5 million.
This fee rate will be also applied to neighboring countries’ border residents who wish to adopt Vietnamese children residing in border areas.
Overseas Vietnamese and foreigners who reside in foreign countries will have to pay VND 9 million to adopt Vietnamese children__Photo: Internet
Such are provided in Government Decree No. 114/2016/ND-CP providing the adoption registration fee and the fee for licensing operation of foreign adoption agencies.
The Decree goes on to stipulate that overseas Vietnamese and foreigners who reside in foreign countries will have to pay VND 9 million. Meanwhile, those who register for adoption of Vietnamese children at overseas Vietnamese representative missions will be subject to the fee rate of USD 150.
The fee rate for licensing the operation of foreign adoption agencies in Vietnam is also specified. Accordingly, the fee rate for first-time licensing is VND 65 million, while the fee rate for extension of a granted license is VND 35 million.
Under the Decree, border residents will pay the adoption registration fee to commune-level People’s Committees. Foreigners residing in Vietnam will pay the fee to provincial-level Justice Departments. As for other cases, the fee will be paid to the Ministry of Justice's Department of Child Adoption.-(VLLF)