blue-check Foreigners may use Laissez-passers, temporary residence cards for traveling on domestic flights in Vietnam

Official letter No. 2582/CHK-ANHK dated June 16th, 2021 of Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam regarding travel documents, Card/Certificate of temporary residence of foreign passengers used for traveling on domestic flights in Vietnam
Posted: 21/6/2021 9:56:23 AM | Latest updated: 23/6/2021 10:32:45 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5232 | Vietlaw: 515

This Official letter lists types of travel documents, Card/Certificate of temporary residence which foreign passengers may use for traveling on domestic flights in Vietnam according to the regulations at Circular No. 13/2019/TT-BGTVTstatus2 (amended at Circular No. 41/2020/TT-BGTVT ).

Accordingly, acceptable travel documents include:

- United Nations Laissez-passer;

- Travel documents issued by foreign representative offices in Vietnam to foreigners in case of emergency;

- Foreign documents issued to Vietnamese residing abroad (US green card, long-term resident card, etc.) and other laissez passers that have been approved to enter and travel across the country

For the Card/Certificate of temporary residence, there is no photo of the issued person. Therefore, only the following types are accepted:

- Card/Certificate of Temporary Residence issued to Passport or travel book;

- Card/Certificate of temporary residence, temporary residence extension issued on the back of a separate visa with photo and travel document number of the passenger of foreign nationality;

In addition, it should note that when foreign passengers use travel documents for traveling on domestic flights in Vietnam, it is required to have entry verification stamp on attached separate visa or on travel document if Laissez Passer).

To carry out according to this Official letter in case the contents at Official letter No. 3982/CHK-ANHK dated September 13th, 2019 providing guidelines on passenger documents used for travelling on flights are contrary to this Official letter.

Ms Phuong Thao (
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