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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.

The new ordinary passport has many improvements as it is elaborately designed. Each page has images of Vietnam’s famous landscapes and heritage sites as well as symbols of national sovereignty such as Ha Long Bay, Hue Imperial Citadel, Hung Kings Temple, Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary, Nha Rong Wharf, Lung Cu Flagpole, To Vo Gate of Ly Son Island...

The passport size remains the same, 88mm wide, 125mm long and 0.75mm thick, but the color on the cover is now purple-blue. The new passport model uses modern security techniques and is difficult to counterfeit.

According to the Ministry of Public Security, the old-form passport that was granted before July 1, 2022 will be used until the expiry date.

The Ministry of Public Security has launched online issuance of ordinary passports (without electronic chips) to Vietnamese citizens from June 1.

Vietnamese citizens can access http://dichvucong.gov.vn or http://dichvucong.bocongan.gov.vn to make an online declaration, pay the fee and receive their passports by post or collect them at immigration offices.

Since July 1, thousands of people have flocked to the immigration and police agencies in Hanoi and HCM City each day to get the new passport.

Doan Bong

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