Ordinary passports (herein referred to as "passport") are issued for Vietnamese citizens. Duration of passport's validity is stipulated as follows:


- For individuals of 14 years of age or more: the passport is valid for 10 years.


- For children under 14 years of age: the passport is valid for 05 years.


Vietnamese citizens who reside, work or study in the United States can apply for passport issuance, renewal or annotation (amendments) in person or by mail to the Embassy of Vietnam in Washington DC, at 1233 20th Street NW, Suite 400, Washington D.C 20036.


1. How to apply for a Vietnamese passport for the first time?


2. How to get a Vietnamese passport renewed (for expired or soon-to-be-expired passports) or replaced (for lost or damaged passports)?


3. How to get a Vietnamese passport amendment/annotation?


4. How to get a Birth Certificate AND new passport application?