Vietnamese passport
Vietnamese passport.jpg
The front cover of a contemporary Vietnamese passport
TypePassport
Issued by Vietnam
PurposeIdentification
EligibilityVietnam citizenship
Expiration10 years
Perforated expired official passport
Perforated expired official passport

The Vietnamese passport (Vietnamese: Hộ chiếu Việt Nam) are issued to citizens of Vietnam to facilitate international travel.

Passport Application

For passport applications, Vietnamese citizens have to apply at the Provincial Immigration Department. This requires an Identification Card and four passport photos.[1]

Fees

The Vietnamese passport is one of the cheapest in the world in terms of processing fees.[citation needed] As of 2022, the cost is 160,000 Vietnamese đồng (VND); approximately US$7.[2]

Visa requirements

Main article: Visa requirements for Vietnamese citizens

As of 14 July 2020, Vietnamese citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 54 countries and territories, ranking the Vietnamese passport 89th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.[citation needed]

Vietnamese passport allows its bearer to stay up to 30 days visa-free mostly in ASEAN countries. Otherwise, Vietnamese passport holders need to apply for visa in advance to gain entry to any other developed nations.

Passport design

A current Vietnamese passport contains 48 pages and 2 purple blue cover pages. The cover is described by Vietnamese and English respectively, it makes Vietnamese passport become the only one passport which do not use French as description language in the former French Indo-China states when Laotian and Cambodian passport have the French description in cover.

On the back of the front cover, there is a note from Vietnamese Government addressed to the authorities of all other states:

This passport remains the property of Socialist Republic of Vietnam and is issued to a Vietnamese citizen only.

This passport is valid for all countries unless otherwise endorsed.

The Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam requests all competent authorities concerned to allow the bearer of this passport to pass freely and to afford him/her such assistance and protection as may be necessary.

The information page of a Vietnamese passport issued in 2011
The information page of a Vietnamese passport issued in 2011

The second page provides data of the passport bearer (visual inspection zone) and a machine readable zone:

1. Type

2. Code (VNM)

3. Passport N° (9 letters or numbers)

4. Full name (No separate between First name and Last name)

5. Nationality (VIỆT NAM/VIETNAMESE)

6. Date of birth

7. Place of birth

8. Sex

9. ID card N°

10. Date of issue

11. Date of expiry

12. Place of issue

13. Machine readable zone

Gallery

Historic

Contemporary

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 January 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2009.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Quy định mức thu, chế độ thu, nộp, quản lý và sử dụng phí, lệ phí trong lĩnh vực xuất cảnh, nhập cảnh, quá cảnh, cư trú tại Việt Nam" (PDF). Cơ sở dữ liệu quốc gia về văn bản pháp luật. Retrieved 1 June 2017.