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National Assembly approves adding birthplace info to new passports

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The National Assembly, the legislature of Vietnam, today, November 15, adopted a resolution that allows the addition of the place of birth (POB) field to new Vietnamese passports.

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.

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