Vietnamese Passport

Overseas Vietnamese residing, working or studying in the United States can apply for passport renewal in person or by mail to the Embassy of Vietnam in Washington DC.

1. PASSPORT RENEWAL (for those who still keep their expired or to-be-expired passports) 

Required documents:

- Application for a passport renewal

- 02 new passport size photos (2x2 inches)

- Original expired (or to-be-expired) Vietnam passport

- A copy of US green card/ US passport/ valid visa.

- A MONEY ORDER or CASHIER’S CHECK for the fee made out to the “Embassy of Vietnam”.

- A self-addressed prepaid return envelope with tracking service such as FedEx or USPS Priority/ Express Mail, certified mail.

 

2. PASSPORT REPLACEMENT DUE TO DAMAGE, LOSS

Overseas Vietnamese residing in the US with damaged Vietnam passport or without a Vietnamese passport (due to loss) can apply for passport replacement in person or by mail.

Required documents:

- Application for a passport renewal

- Biography

- 03 new passport size photos (2x2 inches)

- A copy of US green card/ US passport/ valid visa.

- Report of lost passport

- Police incident report of passport loss

- A copy of papers as proof of Vietnam nationality: Birth certificate, identity card, lasser-passer, nationality-relating decisions, child adoption decision…

- A MONEY ORDER or CASHIER’S CHECK for the fee made out to the “Embassy of Vietnam”.

- A self-addressed prepaid return envelope with tracking service such as FedEx or USPS Priority/ Express Mail, certified mail.

 

3. APPLICATION FOR FIRST TIME PASSPORT:

For those who have never had a Vietnam passport:

Required documents:

- Application for a new passport

- Biography

- 03 new passport size photos (2x2 inches)

- A copy of US green card/ US passport/ valid visa

- A copy of papers on evidence of Vietnam nationality: Birth certificate, identity card, lasser-passer, nationality-relating decisions, child adoption decision…

- A MONEY ORDER or CASHIER’S CHECK for the fee made out to the “Embassy of Vietnam”.

- A self-addressed prepaid return envelope with tracking service such as FedEx or USPS Priority/ Express Mail, certified mail.

 

4. BIRTH REGISTRATION AND PASSPORT FOR US-BORN CHILDREN

Record in the birth registration book

Children born in the US to Vietnamese parents (who have valid Vietnam passport); to parents, one of whom is not Vietnamese and whose birth certificates have been issued by the US relevant authority, can apply for Vietnamese birth certificate and passport.

Required documents:

- Application form for Vietnam birth certificate,

- Parents’ passports (notarized copies of page 1 to page 4 and/ or US visa page)

- Marriage certificate (notarized copy),

- Children’s birth certificate issued by the US Authority (notarized copy)

- Agreement on child’s nationality (signed at and notarized by Public Notary) if one of the parents is a foreigner (does not bear a Vietnam passport).

- Application form for a new passport

- A copy of the child’s US green card/ US passport/ valid visa.

- 02 new passport sized photos.

- A MONEY ORDER or CASHIER’S CHECK for the fee made out to the “Embassy of Vietnam”

- A self-addressed prepaid return envelope with tracking service such as FedEx or USPS Priority/ Express Mail, certified mail.

 

b. Birth registration:

Children born in the US to Vietnamese parents; to parents one of whom is not Vietnamese and do not have a US birth certificate can register for birth certificate and apply for new passport.

Requested documents:

- Birth registration form

- Parents’ passports (notarized copies of page 1 to page 4 and/ or US visa page)

- Marriage certificate (notarized copy),

- A copy of the child’s US green card/ US passport/ valid visa.

- Agreement on child’s nationality (signed before and notarized by Public Notary) if one of the parents is a foreigner (not bearing a Vietnamese passport).

- Application form for a new passport

- 02 new passport sized photos.

- A MONEY ORDER or CASHIER’S CHECK for the fee made out to the “Embassy of Vietnam”

- A self-addressed prepaid return envelope with tracking service such as FedEx or USPS Priority/ Express Mail, certified mail.

 

5. PASSPORT RENEWAL FOR ADOPTED CHILDREN

Adopted children can keep their citizenship by renewing their Vietnamese passports.

Requested documents:

- Application form

- Original Vietnamese passport (expired or to-be-expired)

- Copy of their green card/ US passport/ Certificate of US citizenship

- 02 new passport sized photos

- A MONEY ORDER or CASHIER’S CHECK for the fee made out to the “Embassy of Vietnam”

- A self-addressed prepaid return envelope with tracking service such as FedEx or USPS Priority/ Express Mail, certified mail.

- If the child’s American name to be printed on the new passport, it is required to provide a copy of the Petition of Name change.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING IN THE APPLICATION FORM FOR PASSPORT RENEWAL:

NUMBER 1: FULL NAME (ORIGINAL VIETNAMESE NAME)

NUMBER 3: DATE OF BIRTH

NUMBER 6, 7: ADDRESS IN THE USA, PHONE AND EMAIL

NUMBER 8: ADDRESS IN VIETNAM BEFORE THE CHILD LEAVE FOR THE US

NUMBER 10: FATHER’S NAME, MOTHER’S NAME (ADOPTIVE PARENTS)

NUMBER 12: REQUEST TO RENEW PASSPORT

NUMBER 14: GREEN CARD/ US PASSPORT NUMBER

ADOPTIVE PARENTS CAN SIGN THE FORM ON BEHALF OF THEIR CHILD

IT IS NOT REQUESTED TO FILL IN THE REMAINING OF THE FORM.

 

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE YOUR CHILD'S NEW AMERICAN NAME IN THE NEW PASSPSORT, WE CAN PRINT THE NEW NAME ON PAGE 7 OF THE NEW VIETNAM PASSPORT. YOU NEED TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THE PETITION OF NAME CHANGE (OR ANY PAPER SHOWING THAT THE ONE IN VIETNAM NAME AND THE ONE IN AMERICAN NAME IS THE SAME.