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Replacement of permanent residance card

01. Conditions for application

Permanent residence cards shall be issued by provincial police authorities. Every 10 years, every foreigner who has a permanent residence status must go to a provincial police authority to replace the permanent residence card

02. Applicable laws

1. Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam 2014
2. Circular No. 04/2015/TT-BCA on specimen papers concerning foreigners entering, leaving, and residing in Vietnam

03. Procedure

Step 1: Prepare of the following documents

  1. An application form for replacement of the permanent residence card
  2. 02 color pictures (2cm x 3cm, white background, frontal face, bareheaded and no colorful glasses)
  3. The permanent residence card
  4. A certified true copy of the passport, except for those without nationalities

Step 2: Submit the file

The foreigner shall submit 01 set of the above documents to the police authority of the province where the foreigner is residing permanently.

Step 3: Get results

Within 20 days from the day on which sufficient documents are received, the police authority of the province shall replace the card.

04. Processing Time 20 business days

05. Service fee USD 350

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