Overseas Vietnamese to be aided in keeping original nationality

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Vietnam is reviewing various options to facilitate overseas Vietnamese in registering to keep their Vietnamese nationality, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Thanh Son said at a press briefing Monday.


Under the Vietnamese Nationality Law, Vietnamese people who live abroad but want to keep their original nationality have to register with Vietnamese representative agencies in the relevant country.


They are asked to do so within five years according to the law which took effect on July 1, 2009.


However, due to various factors like the absence of Vietnamese representative agencies in some territories and countries, overseas Vietnamese have difficulties in registering, according to Son, also chief of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese.


Related agencies are reviewing solutions to the issue like online registration and entrusted registration to support overseas Vietnamese, he said.


This will be discussed at a conference reviewing the six-year conduct of the Politburo's resolution on overseas Vietnamese, which is scheduled for Thursday in Hanoi.


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