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Viet Nam

The Thailand Multi-Country Office is based in Bangkok. It is responsible for operations in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The MCO countries host 91,182 refugees, 387 asylum-seekers, and around 459,549 stateless persons, most of whom reside in Thailand. 

Viet Nam receives only a small number of cases involving claims for international protection per year. The country is not a signatory to the 1951 Convention, and there is no framework for identifying international protection needs or refugee protection.

In 2020, Viet Nam promulgated the Prime Minister’s s Decision on the Implementation Plan of the United Nations’ Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, a firm commitment to address statelessness. The project includes acceding to the Statelessness Conventions by 2025, establishing a statelessness determination procedure, strengthening access to civil registration, improving the identification and reduction of statelessness and protecting the rights of stateless persons. UNHCR put more effort in advocating and providing technical support to put this decision into action through key government counterparts: the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).  

Since 2020, UNHCR has also supported implementing the “ Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness and Protection of Stateless Persons in Viet Nam” project through the Department of Civil Registration, Nationality and Authentication, Ministry of Justice (MOJ). 

Additional information

For information about our work in Viet Nam:

Legislation and guidance

For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.

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Office contact details

Representation in Thailand

Street Address:
3rd A Floor, United Nations Building., Rajdamnern Nok Avenue,, Bangkok 10200, Thailand, 10200 Bangkok, Thailand
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2-121, 10200 Bangkok, Thailand
66 2 280 0555
Time Zone:
GMT + 7
Working Hours
Monday: 8:00 - 16:30
Tuesday: 8:00 - 16:30
Wednesday: 8:00 - 16:30
Thursday: 8:00 - 16:30
Friday: 8:00 - 16:30
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed
Public Holidays:
03 January 2022, New Year¿s Day (observed)
13 April 2022, Songkran Day
02 May 2022, Eid al-Fitr
08 July 2022, Eid al-Adha (observed)
28 July 2022, H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn¿
12 August 2022, H.M. The Queen Mother¿s Birthd
13 October 2022, The Passing of King Bhumibol
05 December 2022, National Day and Father¿s Day
26 December 2022, Christmas Day (observed)