Additional amendments official passports in Vietnam representative agencies abroad

What is it?

Additional amendments to official passports are changes that can be made to an existing official passport while the holder is abroad. These changes can include:

  • Adding or removing a visa
  • Changing the holder’s name, date of birth, or other personal information
  • Extending the validity of the passport

Who can apply for additional amendments to an official passport abroad?

Only Vietnamese citizens who hold official passports can apply for additional amendments to their passports abroad.

How to apply for additional amendments to an official passport abroad

To apply for additional amendments to an official passport abroad, the holder must submit the following documents to the Vietnamese representative agency in the country where they are located:

  • A completed Application Form for Amendment of Official Passport
  • Two passport-sized photos
  • The original official passport
  • A copy of the decision or notification from the Vietnamese authorities approving the amendment(s)

Processing time

The processing time for additional amendments to official passports abroad varies depending on the complexity of the amendment(s) and the workload of the Vietnamese representative agency. However, it typically takes 3-5 working days to process an application.


There is a fee for applying for additional amendments to an official passport abroad. The fee varies depending on the type of amendment(s) being requested.


A Vietnamese citizen who is working abroad on an official passport may need to have their passport amended to add a new visa for a different country. To do this, they would need to submit the required documents to the Vietnamese representative agency in the country where they are working. The representative agency would then process the application and issue the amended passport to the holder.

Please note:

Additional amendments to official passports cannot be made to passports that have expired or that are damaged. If the holder’s passport is expired or damaged, they will need to apply for a new passport.



The order of execution ​ ​ ​ ​

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​1. Get Profile ​​ Applications filed at the headquarters ofdiplomatic missionsconsular offices ofVietnam in foreign countries (hereinafter referred to as representative offices).
Time and result recordsthe working dayprescribed by the Agency representatives(except for holidays, holidays under the provisions of the host country and theholidaysNew Year’s Day as prescribed byVietnam).
​2. ​​Consideringsettlement Agency representatives receive dossiers,consider and resolve.
​3 ​​Returns results Get live results at the headquarters of theagency in accordance with receipt records.



Ingredients Profile ​ ​ ​

Ingredients Profile
​1. 01 declaration form 01 / immigration issuance of diplomatic passportsofficial passports.
​2. 03 identical photographssize 4x6cmtaken on a light background,with straight eyes and bare headno colored glassesplain clothes,taking no more than 01 years, including 01 photos and 02 affixed to the application form attached photo.
​3. 01 copies of documents sent abroad under the provisions of Article 4of Circular No. 02/2013 / TTBNG dated 25/06/2013 of the Ministry ofForeign Affairs, guiding the grantingrenewalamendment and supplementation diplomatic, official passports and diplomatic levelsvisa applicants for cases referred to in paragraph 1paragraph 3 and 4 of Article 16 of this Circular.
​4. 01 copy of the decision or notification by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or management agency news agencies and newspapers ofVietnam state resident abroad about changing positions for the casereferred to in paragraph 2 of Article 16 Circular No. 02/2013 / TTBNG dated 06/25/2013 of the Ministry of foreign Affairs, guiding the grantingrenewalamendment and supplement of diplomaticpassportsofficial passports and diplomatic level applicants visa.
​5. Diplomatic passportsofficial passports have been issued or reportedlost passport application certified by the authorities in the host country.
Number of records One (01) Item.
Form, declaration form  ​ ​
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