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Vietnamese Blue-Covered Passports Must be Endorsed With Place of Birth
September 29, 2022

Closeup of the cover of a Vietnamese passport

After thorough review, the Department of State determined that for visa application purposes, the new Vietnam passport, issued starting July 1, 2022, which does not contain a birthplace, must include a Vietnam government endorsement page that states place of birth information. We urge all individuals with upcoming appointments already scheduled to get the endorsement prior to their appointment.  All visa applicants with the new blue-covered passports must have the passport endorsed with place of birth before their interview.  Applicants who do not have an endorsement in their blue cover passports will not be permitted to interview and will need to reschedule their appointments.

ALL NEW APPLICANTS:  When completing your DS-160 application or DS-260 application, please make sure that you write your place of birth.  (Do NOT write your place of origin or your place of birth registration.  Write the name of the city/province and country where your mother gave birth to you.)