The German Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City just announced on July 27 that the new Vietnamese passport is not currently accepted by Germany, leading to Vietnamese citizens with new passports being unable to apply for a visa to Germany.
The German Consulate General said that in the event of any changes, the Consulate General will immediately notify the person who has applied for a visa.
It is known that the reason for not recognizing the new passport is due to the lack of information on the place of birth, making it difficult to identify the passport holder. Although this information can be identified by a 12-digit personal identifier and compared with a 7-page list, not all units or individuals have this list.
“If you have been granted a visa (with a new passport form), we strongly advise you not to go to Germany. Because there is a risk that you will be refused entry at the border. We will contact you privately about this,” the German Embassy added.