(PLO)- The holder of a passport with an electronic chip will be given priority by the foreign side when considering and granting an entry visa.
From March 1, the Ministry of Public Security and Vietnam’s representative agencies abroad will issue ordinary passports with electronic chips to Vietnamese citizens according to the Law on exit and entry of citizens. Vietnam.
The Immigration Department said that passport holders with electronic chips will be given priority by foreign parties when considering and granting entry visas. Currently, over 100 countries and territories around the world use e-passports.
Passport with electronic chip has high information security, because it is stored in the chip, it is difficult to copy information.
The issuance of electronic passports not only creates favorable conditions for people in entry and exit activities but is also suitable for e-Government to create a breakthrough in socio-economic development; raising the position of Vietnamese passports, promoting the integration process of Vietnam in the region and the world.
An ordinary passport without an electronic chip and an ordinary passport with an electronic chip are used in parallel.
According to the Law on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese citizens, a passport with an electronic chip is a passport with an electronic device that stores encrypted information of the passport holder and the digital signature of the issuer. Persons aged full 14 years or older have the right to choose whether to issue a passport with an electronic chip or a passport without an electronic chip.
Vietnamese citizens who have been issued with an ordinary passport without an electronic chip will continue to use it until the expiry of the passport, and are not required to change to a passport with an electronic chip.
According to VGP