Moving House

Essential tasks to carry out before moving house in Vietnam, from letting relevant authorities know of your change of address to arranging mail forwarding…

Resident Card and Work Permits

Foreigners changing their work or personal address in Vietnam must inform the Immigration Department or local Immigration Office in order to update their temporary or permanent residence card. This must be done within 30 days of moving to the new address.

Addresses for immigration offices in Vietnam can be found below:

In Hanoi:

  • Immigration Department Head Office
    At: 44-46 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
    Tel: (04) 38257941 / (04) 38264026
    Fax: (04) 38243287 / (04) 38243288
    email
  • Immigration Office
    At: 89 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Immigration Office
    At: 2 Phung Hung, Ha Dong District, Hanoi

In Ho Chi Minh City:

  • Immigration Department Head Office
    At: 254 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
    Tel: (08) 39202300 / (08) 39200365
  • Immigration Office
    At: 161 Nguyen Du, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

In Danang:

  • Immigration Department Head Office
    At: 7 Tran Quy Cap Street, Danang
    Tel: (0511) 3860476
  • Immigration Office
    At: 78 Le Loi Street, Hai Chau District, Danang

Banks

Banks should be notified of any change of address. This can be done by visiting the local branch with the identification documents (passport or residence permit) used when the account was first opened, as well as proof of the new address.

The addresses and contact details of some of the main banks in Vietnam can be found on the websites below:

Taxes

Foreigners who arrange their own income tax should make payments to the local Tax Department in the area in which they live. If there is a change in address, they should inform the nearest tax office of the new address.

Tax offices

  • For contact details of tax offices in Hanoi: Click here (in Vietnamese)
  • For contact details of tax offices in Ho Chi Minh: Click here (in Vietnamese)
  • For contact details of tax offices in Danang: Click here (in Vietnamese)

Where income tax is paid through an employer by deductions from the employee's monthly salary, the Human Resource Department of the new company is in charge of informing the Tax Department of the foreigner’s new address.

Insurance

Foreign employees working for Vietnamese companies usually have private medical insurance provided by their employer. When moving house, the Human Resource Department of the employer is responsible for informing the relevant insurance agencies of the new address.

Water and Electricity

If the electricity and water supply to a rented property is included in the rental agreement, the final payment should be negotiated between the tenant and the landlord if the tenant leaves before paying the monthly bills (unless otherwise stated in the rental agreement).

The service providers should be contacted directly to arrange termination if the contract is held by the tenant.

Telephone and Internet

To terminate a telephone or Internet subscription, the contract and personal identification documents (passport or residence permit) must be presented at a branch of the company.

Addresses and contact details for telecommunication companies in Vietnam can be found on the websites below:

Cable and Satellite TV

To terminate a cable or satellite television contract, contact the service provider. Addresses and contact details for cable and satellite TV companies in Vietnam can be found on the websites below:

Post

To arrange for mail to be forwarded, contact the nearest Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) post office.

  • For address and contact details for VNPT offices in Hanoi: Click here
  • For address and contact details for VNPT offices in Ho Chi Minh City: Click here

Schools

The procedure for informing schools when moving to a new area is very similar for all public, private and international schools. Parents should notify the school about their child's departure and ask for their academic records, certificates and other related documents to be transferred to the new school.