|The National Assembly has approved adding the birthplace field to Vietnam’s newly designed passports – (Photo: VNA)
In early July this year, the immigration department of the Ministry of Public Security began issuing brand-new passports.
Shortly after that, Germany, Finland and the Czech Republic, suspended issuing visas for those holding these new passports.
Later, Germany and Finland decided to temporarily recognize new Vietnamese passports provided that POB information is added to the Observations page.
The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on November 7 presented to the National Assembly session a proposal for adding the POB field to the personal identification page of newly designed passports.