|Vietnam will use a new passport form from July 1. (Photo: VGP)
The new passport form will be printed with Vietnamese spectacular sceneries and cultural heritages including Ha Long Bay, Hue Citadel, and Hoi An Ancient Town. It is also expected to ensure technical safety and prevent counterfeiting.
The Ministry also announced that it will issue ordinary passports (without electronic chips) online from June.
Vietnamese citizens can access http://dichvucong.gov.vn or http://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 the dates of expiration.