Vietnamese woman using mobile phone on a bicycle in old town in Hoi An city, Vietnam. Hoi An is situated on the east coast of Vietnam. Its old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its historical buildings.

Article 30. Revocation or invalidation of diplomatic passports or official passports of persons who are no longer eligible for use of such passports

Article 30. Revocation or invalidation of diplomatic passports or official passports of persons who are no longer eligible for use of such passports

  1. Persons who are no longer eligible for use of diplomatic passports or official passports include:

a/ Diplomatic passport or official passport holders who are dead or missing;

b/ Diplomatic passport holders whose posts or titles or family relations are changed, making them no longer eligible for diplomatic passports as specified in Article 8 of this Law;

c/ Official passport holders whose working positions or family relations are changed, making them no longer eligible for official passports as specified in Article 9 of this Law.

  1. For a person who is no longer eligible for diplomatic passport or official passport, the passport-managing agency or person shall send a written request for revocation or invalidation of his/her diplomatic passport or official passport, made according to a provided form, to the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or an agency authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  2. Within 1 working day after receiving the request, the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the agency authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall invalidate the passport and 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.