According to the decision, after completing the mandatory technical consultations, the authorized Spanish agencies have decided to accept the new Vietnam passport form as it contains the required information according to international regulations.
However, “place of birth” is essential information on a passport for the identification of a person and is mandatory for processing Schengen visa applications. Vietnamese citizens holding a passport in the new form should submit their valid ID cards in their applications, the notice said.
The embassy noted that holders of the new passports applying for visas for Spain or European countries, in accordance with Schengen regulations, visas issued on the new passports will not be valid for travel to the territories of Schengen member states. where new Vietnam passports are not accepted. . Visa applicants traveling to these countries should contact their embassies before leaving.
A passport in the old form with a green cover showing “place of birth” information that is not restricted to entry into Schengen member countries will continue to be accepted as normal, the embassy added. Spain in Vietnam.