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Procedures for Extending Vietnam Work Permit for Foreigners in 2021

If your Vietnam work permit is about to expire, you can proceed to extend it to prolong your working period in Vietnam. Information on required documents, cases that are allowed to be extended, and procedures for extending Vietnam work permits for foreigners can be found below.

Procedures for extending work permits for foreigners in 2021 are based on Labor Law No. 45/2019/QH14 and Decree No. 152/2020/ND-CP, effective from February 15, 2020. 2021.

1/ Cases eligible for Vietnam work permit extension

  • The work permit is valid for at least 5 days and must not exceed 45 days.
  • Demand for using foreign workers is approved by the competent authority.
  • Documents proving that the foreign worker continues to work for the employer according to the contents of the issued work permit.

Validity of the work permit can be extended for a maximum of 2 years and can only be extended once.

2/ Documents for applying Vietnam work permit extension for foreigners

When applying for work permit extension for foreigners in Vietnam, you need to prepare the following documents:

  • Work permit extension form according to Form No. 11/PLI.
  • 02 color photos (size 4cm x 6cm, white background, straight face, bare head, no colored glasses), photos taken not older than 6 months.
  • The valid work permit which has been issued.
  • Written approval of the need to employ foreign workers.
  • Copy of valid passport.
  • Health certificate.
  • Documents proving that the foreign worker continues to work for the employer according to the contents of the issued work permit.

Note: If the documents are in foreign language, they must be translated into Vietnamese and consular legalized (except exempt cases under international treaties).

3/ Procedures for extending Vietnam work permit for foreigners 2021

At least 5 days but not more than 45 days before the expiry date of the work permit, the employer must submit an application for extension to the competent governmental organization that issued the previous work permit.

The work permit is registered for a period of 5 days. In case the extension is not granted, a written response will be given, clearly stating the reason.

For foreign workers working under a labor contract, after being granted an additional time for the work permit, the employer and the foreign worker must sign a labor contract by prescribed documents before the expected date of continuing to work for the employer.

The employer must send the signed labor contract upon request to the competent authority. The employment contract is the original or a certified copy.

4/ Package service to support Vietnam work permit for foreigners quickly

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  • Consulting procedures and optimal solutions for each specific case.
  • Compilation of necessary forms and explanations to apply for the employment approval letter.
  • Assist in the preparation of other documents such as: criminal record, health certificate. Legalization of documents and notarized translation.
  • Submit documents to competent authorities and follow up closely. Update information regularly for customers.
  • Receive documents and hand over the results to the customers in hand (countrywide).

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