Question: Do hotels keep your passport in Vietnam?

Passport is not an individual property but the government’s property. And technically, you don’t have to surrender this very important document to anyone when travelling. Another fact is that passport surrender is only compulsory to cheap hotels and hostels.

Can a hotel hold your passport?

The hotel has to report your details to the police. If the front desk is busy, they will want to hold the passport for a short time until they can take the details. There is no risk: many thousands of passports are handled this way every day.

Do I need to carry my passport in Vietnam?

Entry Requirements: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank visa page. Visit the Embassy of Vietnam website for the most current information.

What happens if you lose your passport in Vietnam?

In Vietnam, if you have lost or had your passport stolen, you will need to obtain a new passport which has an exit or replacement visa. In order to obtain an exit or replacement visa, you must first apply for a police report report from the local police office closest to where the passport was lost or stolen.

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Why do hotels ask for passport numbers?

In addition to having a database of guests and their associated passport identifiers in case anything goes wrong, law enforcement may want to have identity information on hand so that it can track how long someone is staying in the country, especially if they have a limited travel or work visa.

Do hotels keep your ID?

In many areas, local ordinances REQUIRE the hotel to obtain and keep a copy of a state issued ID for the person renting the room. In some cities, these ordinances also require an ID for each adult that will be staying in the room.

Should I leave my passport in the hotel?

Safe Storage

It’s generally inadvisable to carry your passport with you everywhere while you’re traveling, as this increases the chances of losing it. Ideally, it’s best to have passports locked away, either in a hotel room safe or in a suitcase with a secure travel lock.

Where can Vietnam passport go?

Visa requirements

Country Visa requirement
Madagascar eVisa / Visa on arrival
Malawi eVisa / Visa on arrival
Malaysia Visa not required
Maldives Free visa on arrival

Are Vietnamese allowed to leave Vietnam?

Answer: According to Article 33, 34 of the Law on exit and entry of Vietnamese citizens, Vietnamese citizens are allowed to exit or enter Vietnam when their passports and travel documents are intact and valid and have visas for foreign countries, and they are not subject to exit suspension and exit prohibition.

Can foreigners drive in Vietnam?

Since 2014, most foreigners are permitted to drive in Vietnam with an International Driving Permit (IDP). You can only get your IDP in your home country, the permit cannot be obtained once in Vietnam or on the road. … Driving a motorcycle without the proper licensing can affect the validity of your (travel)insurance.

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What should we do if we lost your passport?

A: Loss of passport should be immediately reported to the nearest Police Station and to the Passport Office or Indian Mission, if abroad. If required, you can apply for “Re-issue” of passport.

What would you do if your passport got stolen?

If your passport book or passport card is lost or stolen, you are advised to report the loss/theft to the local Vietnamese police in the area in which it occurred and also via the Department State’s website HERE.

Is it legal to ask for passport number?

In many countries, hotels and tourist companies are even required by law to ask for the traveler’s passport copy to verify their identity. Employers also often ask for passport details as part of the onboarding process, especially if you’re applying to work overseas.

Why do hostels take your passport?

Re: Why do I have to surrender my passport at the hostel? They just need to photocopy, for Imm, and should return, never holding anyone’s PP. Pick another hotel.

Why do Spanish hotels take your passport?

If you are stopped, the police or Guardia Civil will accompany you to your hotel to see the original passport if they want to. We are living in dangerous times and the passport has to be shown if the police or Guardia Civil ask to see it.