Update news passport

The Ministry of Public Security has instructed the Vietnam Immigration Department to add information on the holder’s birthplace in the notes section of Vietnam’s new form of ordinary passport from September 15.

US requires new Vietnamese passports to state place of birth

The United States Embassy in Hanoi announced that as of October 3, all Vietnamese visa applicants with the new blue-covered passports must have their place of birth stated in their passport before being allowed a visa interview.

Czech Republic recognises new Vietnamese passport

The Czech Republic announced on September 7 that it will temporarily recognise Vietnam’s new passport providing that the place of birth of the passport holder is added.

Germany temporarily recognises Vietnam’s new passports, resume visa issuance

The decision takes effect immediately, and visa issuance on the new passports will resume.

Germany temporarily recognises Vietnam’s new passport version

Germany will temporarily recognise Vietnam’s new passport version with information about holders' place of birth added in the appendix, according to a diplomatic note the German Federal Foreign Office sent to the Vietnamese Embassy on August 15.

U.S. recommends adding birthplace info to Vietnam’s new passport

The U.S. is still reviewing Vietnam’s new passport and has asked visa applicants to submit their birthplace information.

Outbound tours to Europe rocked by passport tangle

A number of Vietnamese outbound travel companies have already been affected by the decision of some European nations to not recognise Vietnam’s new passports.

Minister of Public Security takes responsibility for unaccepted new passports

The Ministry of Public Security accepts responsibility for the failure of the new passport model which has not been accepted by some countries, said Minister of Public Security To Lam at the National Assembly Standing Committee's Q&A session today.

Passport issuing agency overwhelmed due to soaring demand

The Immigration Office in HCMC has recently been overwhelmed as there are an average of 1,500 daily requests for new passports.

Special features of Vietnam’s new passport

On July 1, the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam issued a new model for ordinary passports for Vietnamese citizens at home and abroad.

Vietnamese passport leaps four places in Henley Passport Index

The Vietnamese passport has climbed four notches to rank 90th on a list of the world’s most powerful passports, according to the latest report compiled by Henley Passport Index.

People in HCMC wait in long queues at passport office on July 1

On July 1 afternoon, thousands of people lined up waiting for passports at the Immigration Department on the first day of issuing ordinary passports in the new form.

Vietnam to use new passport form from July 1

The Ministry of Public Security will use a new passport form from July 1, 2022, reported the Vietnam Government Portal (VGP).

Positive signs for LBGT community

 VietNamNet Bridge – It took only a few minutes for Jessica, 26, a transgender woman, to pass through the customs gate at Noi Bai International Airport.

No entry stamp on passports with the U-shaped line, says Minister

VietNamNet Bridge – Minister, Chairman of the Government Office, Mr. Vu Duc Dam, told an online newspaper that the government had instructed to not affix any seal of Vietnam on the passports that have the "U-shaped line."

“U-shaped line passport” to make China isolated

VietNamNet Bridge – Printing the U-shaped line on the passport is a provocation; the Chinese will be isolated. The Chinese Government should withdraw the new passport," said Professor Carl Thayer.