They usually check the passport, sometimes they will hold onto it, other times they’ll give it back after photocopying it. It might depend on the city too, in smaller places they may not bother. It’s standard practice and they do this to thousands of passports every year, so don’t worry.
Is it normal for a hotel to keep your passport?
1. Re: Hotels keeping your passport?! Yeah, totally normal. … So when you check in, they’ll ask for your passport, give you your key so you can go up to your room, and they’ll fill out the form with the necessary details from the passport and then give it back to you when you come back down.
Do hotels ask for your passport?
Passports are one of the most important things to keep safe on a holiday, to avoid being stranded abroad. However many hotels also ask that travellers hand their passport in upon checking in.
Should I carry my passport with me in Vietnam?
Never carry your passport with you while walking around at your destination. Check in, leave it with the front desk or in your bag. Take a photocopy of it just in case. Carry a less critical piece of ID such as your drivers’ license.
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.
Should you take a photocopy of your passport?
The U.S. Department of State recommends that travelers photocopy the information page of their passports before leaving on international trips. Take the copy of the passport with you, but do not store it in the same location as your passport.
Can a hotel take your passport?
Sean Tipton, a spokesman for the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta), said: ‘In many destinations hotels are legally required to take down your passport details and many will take your passport off you at check in, simply so that you can go to your room rather than having to hang around waiting at the desk.
Can I still travel if I lost my passport?
Once a passport is reported as lost or stolen, it’s invalid and can no longer be used for travel, so you’ll want to dump things out (again) and give them another look (again).
Where do you keep your passport when traveling?
If you’re going to take your passport with you, always keep it in a location that is hard to get to. If you carry it in your purse or travel bag, keep it zipped up in an internal pocket within your bag. Don’t carry it loosely in your bag where a pickpocket’s hand can gain quick access to it.
Can a hotel scan my ID?
Hotels sometimes take a copy of only the ID to validate that it’s you in the room, you out the card on file for incidentals and also if you forget your room keys and wallet in the room, we have one on file.
How can I carry money to Vietnam?
Cash still rules Vietnam but many places will accept your debit or credit card. The larger hotels and restaurants, especially in tourist areas, should take Mastercard, Visa, and Amex although there will be a 3-4% charge.
How do I renew my Vietnamese passport in the US?
Passport. Vietnamese citizens who reside, work or study in the United States can apply for passport issuance, renewal or annotation (amendments) in person or by mail to the Consulate of Vietnam in New York, at 866 U.N. Plaza, Suite 428, New York, NY 10017.
What do I do if I lost my Australian passport?
What do I do? If your passport is lost or stolen, you have to tell us. Phone us on 131 232 or contact your nearest Australian diplomatic or consular mission . The Australian Passports Act 2005 has penalties for people who don’t report the loss or theft of their passport as soon as possible.