Having a 4 × 6cm photo or depositing money and credit cards in different places is a more flexible way of handling with losing your passport. Passports are considered an important thing that opens the door to many parts of the world. However, you may be at risk for out-of-control problems, even when handling personal papers. Here are the notes you should remember before going abroad.
According to Hanoi Police, if your passport is lost in the country, within 48 hours, you must report to the Immigration Department. In case of direct application, the remaining people’s identity cards must be presented for examination and comparison. If sent by post, the application must be certified by the police of the commune, ward or township where he / she resides or temporarily resides. The fee for re-issuance of lost passport is 400,000 VND.
In other countries
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, when lost or stolen passports which are still valid abroad, in order to prevent fraudsters and protect their personal details, you need to inform the local police and the nearest Vietnamese Diplomatic Mission immediately.
The content of the report must state: Full name, date of birth, permanent or temporary residence, passport number, date of issuance, issuing authority, time and place of occurrence and reasons for the passport loss.
What do you need to do?
Fill in the Passport Report Form in accordance with the Passport Form posted on the Consular Section of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Then send an email to the Consular Department at firstname.lastname@example.org and the Diplomatic Mission of Vietnam where you are, accompanied by two 4 × 6 cm photos. Attach a copy of the police certificate of the passport loss. Present at the Representative Office.
The information you provide in your passport loss report (Form of Passport) will be entered into the data of the Immigration Department (Ministry of Public Security) and notice of cancellation of the use of the passport to most countries in the world.
When your passport is canceled, your passport will not be restored, you will not be able to use it again if found. You need to apply for a new passport.
Time for Vietnamese representative agencies to consider the re-issue of passports or laissez-passers:
If you bring other documents proving your Vietnamese nationality such as your identity card, proof of legal entry country (air ticket, entry declaration) within 5 working days, receive your passport if you continue your journey to another country; If you return home, you will be issued a Passport.
If you go on a tour or group, the delegation, the person accompanying the delegate presenting a personal passport, confirming that you are a member of the delegation, you will be issued a return to your country within 24 hours.
If you do not have any other documents and do not fall into the above categories, the Vietnamese representations must conduct the verification. Within 5 working days, you will be considered for reissue of Passport.
Note on how to maintain identification and prepare for incident
1. Keep your passport with you: Buy a special bag for a secure passport inside your shirt as well as money and other important documents.
2. Make sure you have at least three 4×6cm photos (white background, straight face, bare head, no colored glasses), photo pages on passport, identity card and visa, if any. Be careful not to keep important papers, money or credit cards in your passport.
3. Look up and save the address and telephone number of the Vietnamese embassy or consulate abroad.
4. Study some basic sentences: You can practice some basic English, with other languages you can take notes or capture the necessary sentences in a notebook or phone.
With the development of today’s technology, you have preloaded the software, the application automatically translated to the phone. Do not forget to download the language section of your upcoming country, to be able to use the application even without the internet.
Keep calm when things go wrong: Travel with a hot heart, but solve the problem with a cold head. If you are stressed, close your eyes, take a deep breath and drink plenty of water to stabilize your mood.
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