Passport expires BEFORE work permit


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Hi there,

We are in a weird situation where my partner was given a work permit which was longer than his passport (lucky mistake by the officer). His passport expires in May, and I have read that in order to keep a valid work permit (which won't expire until July 2021) he needs to report his passport as lost/stolen to the police. Only then would be he able to get a replacement work permit with his new passport number attached. Is this correct info? Has anyone else experienced this?? Any help would be amazing. As this is an anomaly there isn't much advice online. Everyone just said 'it shouldn't be the same length..'

Many thanks in advance!!