Making red Incense in Quang Phu Cau village near hanoi capital in vietnam.

Article 18. Issuance of ordinary passports according to summary procedures

Article 18. Issuance of ordinary passports according to summary procedures

  1. Procedures for issuance of an ordinary passport for a definite term to a person losing his/her passport while going abroad and wishing to return home immediately are as follows:

a/ A passport applicant shall submit a report on his/her passport loss, a declaration form filled in with sufficient information, and 2 portrait photos, and produces his/her personal identification paper issued by the competent Vietnamese agency, if any;

b/ Within 2 working days after receiving the application, an overseas Vietnamese representative mission shall consider and decide to issue a passport and notify such result to the applicant and concurrently send a notice thereof to the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security in case the mission’s system is not yet connected with the national database on exit and entry of Vietnamese citizens;

c/ In case grounds for passport issuance are insufficient, within 2 working days after receiving the application, an overseas Vietnamese representative mission shall send a document, made according to a provided form, to the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security for verification, and concurrently notify such in writing to the applicant;

d/ Within 2 working days after receiving a document of information of exchange, the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security shall issue a written reply to the overseas Vietnamese representative mission on passport issuance;

dd/ Within 1 working day after receiving a written reply, the overseas Vietnamese representative mission shall issue a passport and notify application processing results to the applicant; in case of refusal to issue a passport, it shall issue a written reply, clearly stating the reason;

e/ In case a domestic relative fills in an applicant’s declaration form, the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security shall receive and examine the application and issue a reply to the relative and concurrently send a notice thereof to an overseas Vietnamese representative mission within 2 working days after receiving the application. Within 1 working day after receiving a notice, the overseas Vietnamese representative mission shall receive photos of the applicant and issue an ordinary passport and notify the result thereof.

  1. Procedures for issuance of an ordinary passport to a person subject to an expulsion decision issued by a host country’s competent agency and having no passport are as follows:

a/ An overseas Vietnamese representative mission shall receive the expulsion decision issued by the host country’s competent agency enclosed with 2 portrait photos of the expelled person;

b/ Within 2 working days after receiving the host country’s expulsion decision, the overseas Vietnamese representative mission shall send information about the expelled person according to a provided form to the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security;

c/ Within 15 days after receiving the overseas Vietnamese representative mission’s request, the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security shall verify the information and issue a written reply to the mission;

d/ The overseas Vietnamese representative mission shall issue an ordinary passport with a definite validity duration according to the notice of the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security.

  1. Procedures for issuance of an ordinary passport to a person required to return home under a treaty or an international agreement on acceptance of repatriating citizens are as follows:

a/ The Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security shall receive and handle the request of the foreign side under the treaty or international agreement on acceptance of repatriating citizens;

b/ In case of accepting the repatriating citizen, the Immigration Department shall issue an ordinary passport with a definite validity duration of up to 6 months and hand it over to the foreign side as required by the treaty or international agreement.

  1. The Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security shall issue ordinary passports or send notices permitting overseas Vietnamese representative missions to issue ordinary passports under decisions of the Minister of Public Security for national defense and security reasons.