When foreigners change their passports, they need to carry out procedures to change their passport numbers on documents already issued in Vietnam such as Vietnam visas, temporary resident cards, and work permits. So, what is the procedure for re-granting the work permit due to a change in passport number?
Work permit is an important basis for businesses and organizations to legally employ foreign workers in Vietnam. It is also a mandatory condition to apply for a temporary resident card for foreigners.
The maximum validity of a work permit shall not exceed 2 years. However, in some cases, foreign workers have to change their passport numbers because their passports are expired or out of pages while the issued work permits are still valid. In these cases, the employer (guarantee enterprise) needs to carry out the procedure for re-issuance the work permit at the agency competent.
Changes about the content written on the work permit are specified in Clause 1, Article 13 of Decree 11/2016/ND-CP dated February 3, 2016
Documents to apply for re-issuance work permit due to change into new passport include:
Step 1: The foreign worker is responsible for reporting to the employer when the passport number changes.
Step 2: When the employer receives report of the foreign worker notifying about change of information on work permit: passport number, issued date, the employer must be responsible submit documents to the provincial Labor Administration where the work permit has been issued to re-issue the work permit for the foreign worker.
Currently, applying work permit re-issuance due to change in passport number can be done online through one of two portals:
+ Electronic portal of Public Service 3 of the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs of the province/city.
+ Online public service portal of Employment Department – Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs.
Within 03 working days (from the date receipt of complete application for re-grant work permit due to change in passport number), the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs is responsible for re-granting the work permit to the foreign workers. If the work permit is not re-issued, a response will be given clearly stating the reason.
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