Posted 10.02. 2020 by Cekindo
Effective from April 1, 2016, the regulations and requirements on foreigner’s work permit in Vietnam have been updated by the government.
So what are the regulations and how do they affect foreigners who are working or plan to work in Vietnam?
This article serves as a guide to tell you things you need to know about the work permit in Vietnam based on the implemented regulation.
A foreigner must meet the following criteria set out in the new regulations in order to be exempted from work permit application in Vietnam:
Employers should help get a work permit exemption for their employees at least seven days before they start working, by submitting all required documents to the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Welfare. A work permit exemption is only valid for two years.
Documents required for the work permit exemption application are:
The Ministry of Labor will approve or reject the application within three days. Reasons will be given if the application is rejected.
Every foreigner who intends to work in Vietnam but is not eligible for the work permit exemption must apply for a work permit.
Below is a list of documents you need to prepare to apply for a work permit. You need to submit all these documents to the Ministry of Labor at least 15 days before the employee starts working:
These documents can be replaced by the following ones for certain cases:
The Ministry of Labor will approve or reject the application within seven days. Reasons will be given if the application is rejected. A work permit is valid for two years.
If you are not eligible for a work permit exemption, but you still work in Vietnam without a work permit, you will be deported.
Cekindo has extensive expertise in the field of work permit and other visa applications in Vietnam. We can assist you prepare and submit your application, as well as provide you with expert legal representation through the process.
At Cekindo, we will make sure that our legal specialists give you all the required and invaluable advice, so that you’ll have the best possible chance of success in order for you to work and stay in Vietnam.
Put simply, we will streamline the application process and make it as simple as possible for you. Cekindo acts in the interests of you and your business – let us help make it happen for you.