How to renew Vietnam work permit

Hanh Pham Last update: Sep 08, 2020

Foreigners working in Vietnam with an expired work permit or work permit exemption certificate may be subject to deportation and their employers may be subject to a fine of up to VND 75,000,000. As such, no one wishes to be in this scenario. And in this case, a very important step that they need to follow to ensure their legal working in Vietnam is to renew their work permit Vietnam.

In this post, we will provide you all instructions about renewing a work permit in Vietnam, covering:

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Renew Vietnam work permit

1. When to carry our Vietnam work permit renewal

Pursuant to Article 13, the Government’s Decree No. 11/2016/ND-CP detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Labor Code regarding foreign workers in Vietnam, the following persons are eligible to renew their work permit in Vietnam:

  1. The unexpired work permit is lost, damaged, or
  2. Contents stated in the issued work permit such as full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, working place are changed.
  3. The work permit will become expired within the next 05 to 45 days.

2. Conditions for renewing work permit in Vietnam

The process to get a work permit renewed in Vietnam is quite easy. However, to go with this process, the foreigner with the lost, damaged or almost expired work permit is required to ensure that:

  • The employer and the job positions should remain the same;

3. How to renew Vietnam work permit

In this part, we guide you through the procedures to get work permit renewed in case of:

  • being almost expired;
  • being lost;
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How to renew work permit in Vietnam

3.1 How to renew expired work permit in Vietnam

To get an expired work permit renewed in Vietnam, the employer needs to follow 4 steps below:

Step 1: Apply for Approval of Demand on using foreign workers

At least 35 to 75 days before the expiry date of the work permit, the employer shall submit the application for approval of demand on using foreign workers.

In this step, the employer needs to prepare the following documents:

Then, all these documents will be submitted:

Processing time is 15 working days (for direct submission) and 12 working days (or online submission).

Step 2: Prepare documents for renewing expired work permit:

The employer will need to prepare the following documents:

  • Request form for renewing work permit in Vietnam (Form No. 7);
  • Original health check;
  • Original Vietnam Police Check;
  • Current work permit;
  • Certified copy of passport;
  • Approval certificate obtained in Step 1;
  • 02 4*6cm photos;

Quantity: 01 set

Step 3: Submit documents to renew work permit in Vietnam:

At least 5 to 45 days before the work permit becomes expired, the employer shall prepare the documents prepared to the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs that issued the current work permit.

Step 4: Get the new work permit

The employer shall get the new work permit reissued by the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs within 03 working days after submitting full valid documents.

Important note: The renewed/reissued work permit will be valid for the same period of the expected employment contract.

This is the entire process to renew an expired work permit. In case you find it hard to follow, feel free to contact us for consultation.

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3.2 How to renew lost work permit in Vietnam:

This process may be more complicated then renewing an expired work permit in Vietnam as it involves more authorities. In case the foreigner loses his/her work permit in Vietnam or in any other country, he/she and the employer is required to follow the steps below:

  • Step 1. The foreigner shall report the case to the Police office at commune level or any competent authority in foreign country as provided for by the laws to get a Certification.
  • Step 2: The foreigner shall then report the case to his/her employer within 03 days of being aware of the fact that the work permit is lost.
  • Step 3: The employer shall, within 05 working days of being informed, prepared the required documents and submit them to the agency in charge of issuing the lost work permit to request a new work permit. The required documents include:
    • Request form for renewing work permit in Vietnam (Form No. 7)
    • Certification by the Police office at commune level or any competent authority in foreign country;
    • 02 4*6cm photos;
    • Certified copy of passport;
  • Step 4: The employer will get a new work permit within 03 working days after submitting full valid documents.

Important note:  The reissued work permit will be valid for the remaining validity of the lost work permit.

So, you have gone through the procedure to renew a lost work permit. In case you find it complicated, you are highly recommended to contact us for consultation. You can call us at +84.946.583.583, email us at Sales@Vietnam-visa.com or leave us a message here, we will get back to you within 04 working hours. With more than 10 years’ experience, we are confident that you will get the best instruction from us.

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