Rice terraces in rice harvest seasons at Mu Cang Chai, Vietnam.

Article 7. Validity duration of immigration papers

Article 7. Validity duration of immigration papers

  1. A diplomatic passport or an official passport is valid for between 1 year to 5 years and may be renewed once for no more than 3 years.
  2. The validity duration of ordinary passports is prescribed as follows:

a/ An ordinary passport issued to a person aged full 14 years or older is valid for 10 years and may not be renewed;

b/ An ordinary passport issued to a person aged under full 14 years is valid for 5 years and may not be renewed;

c/ An ordinary passport issued according to summary procedures is valid for no more than 12 months and may not be renewed.

  1. International travel documents are valid for no more than 12 months and may not be renewed.