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I want to apologize if this is the wrong section to pose this question. My wife is a citizen of vietnam. She has received her green card and we went to vietnam to visit her family. However during the visit i lost her passport. What steps do i take? Do i go through vietnam or us embassy? Thanks in advance for any advice or point in the right direction.

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Where is your wife right now?

If she's in Vietnam, then she can get a new passport from the immigration office at her local police department.

If she's in the US, then you need to go through the Vietnamese Embassy or a Vietnamese Consulate to replace her passport.

The US Embassy in Vietnam can not help her replace a Vietnamese document.

Edited by aaron2020

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You're lucky you're actually in her country of issue (passport) at the moment. They will have her information on file, and you can pick it up when it's ready.

If you explain the old passport has been lost, and probably pay a rush fee, maybe you can get it sooner. Does she still have her green card?

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