|Vietnamese passports. — Photo vov.vn|
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Public Security will issue new-style passports from July 1, 2022, according to the Việt Nam Government Portal.
The move implements Circular 73/2021/TT-BCA of the Ministry of Public Security on passport specimens.
Each page of the new passport will be printed with spectacular Vietnamese scenery and cultural heritage, such as Hùng King Temple (Phú Thọ Province), Hạ Long Bay (Quảng Ninh Province), Huế Citadel, Hội An Ancient Town, Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary (both in Quảng Nam Province), Nhà Rồng Habour (HCM City), Lũng Cú Flag Tower (Hà Giang Province).
Apart from promoting the images of Việt Nam to the outside world and upholding the tradition, history, geography and culture of the country, the new passport is expected to ensure technical safety and prevent counterfeiting.
From June 6 to 31, the Ministry will only issue ordinary passports for urgent cases, including those with medical treatment certificates, working decisions, or plane tickets.
On the same day, the Ministry of Public Security started launching the online issuance of ordinary passports (without electronic chips) to Vietnamese citizens, according to the Immigration Department.
Vietnamese citizens can access public administration services offered at the two Government websites dichvucong.gov.vn or dichvucong.bocongan.gov.vn to make an online declaration, pay the fee and receive their passports by post or collect them at immigration offices.
Previously-issued passports are still valid until their dates of expiration. — VNS