According to the announcement from the British Embassy in Hanoi, the country will continue to recognize Vietnam’s new passports, but noting that visa applicants and visitors (including transit cases) You must ensure that you update the information on the passport and regularly check regulations for all other destinations in your itinerary.
The Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam has started issuing new ordinary passports with a blue-purple model from July 1, 2022. However, this passport lacks information about the place of birth.
So far, Germany, Spain and the Czech Republic – three countries in the Schengen area – have announced that they will suspend the issuance of visas to Vietnamese people with this passport.
Meanwhile, France – a country in the Schengen area – confirmed that it still recognized Vietnam’s new passport.
The UK is not part of the Schengen area but is a large European country that many Vietnamese want to visit, study and work.
The Schengen Agreement is a free movement treaty signed by 26 European countries. For example, citizens of the 26 Schengen countries can cross the internal borders of all Member States without having to check their passport. With the Schengen visa, the holder can visit the entire Schengen area for up to 90 days in every 6 months.
The Schengen area includes: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic and Hungary.
At present, Vietnam is proposing to coordinate this issue with relevant parties.