WORK PERMIT

In order to work legally in Vietnam for a certain period of time (up to 2 years), a foreigner must have a Work permit or Certificate of exemption from work permit.

I. Who are exempted from Work permit or Certificate of exemption from work permit (can work in Vietnam without any document related to work permit)?

Foreign experts, managers, chief executive officers or technicians who work in Vietnam for a period of under 30 days and an accumulated working period of under 90 days per year.

II. Who needs a Work permit?

Foreigners working in Viet Nam (hereinafter referred to as foreign workers) in one of the forms below:

  1. Working under labor contracts
  2. Being transfer within an enterprise
  3. Performance of any of the following types of contract, namely economic, commercial, financial, banking, insurance, scientific and technical, cultural, sports, educational, vocational training or medical health contracts
  4. Foreigners responsible for establishing commercial presence
  5. Managers, executive directors, experts and technical workers
  6. Other cases prescribed by the Government

III. Who needs a Certificate of exemption from work permit?

Foreign citizens being:

  1. Capital-contributing members or owners of limited liability companies
  2. Members of the Board of Directors of joint stock companies
  3. Heads of representative office and projects of international organizations or non-governmental organizations in Vietnam
  4. Internal movement in enterprises operating in 11 service sectors specified in Vietnam’s commitments schedule to the WTO
  5. Other cases prescribed by the Government

Since the procedures of applying for a work permit are quite complicated, the period of application is usually from one month to two months, the laborers and employers have difficulty in preparing all documents.

To obtain work permit, it is necessary first to clearly identify the case of the foreigner in order to prepare the appropriate application within the allowed time. Please contact us to be supported promptly.

(Source: Decree No. 11/2016 / ND-CP, Labor Code 2012, Circular 35/2016/tt-bct)

 

How it Work?

Your Work Permit will be processed with the following steps:

  1. Send required documents to email visa@vietnam-evisa.org
  2. Make your payment
  3. Get your Work Permit

 

Profile

Prior to carrying out the procedures for Work permit/Certificate of exemption from work permit, the enterprise needs a written approval of foreigner(s) recruitment (Form 03). For this purpose, the enterprise should send a report explaining the need for employing foreign workers (Form No.1) to the Department of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (or the Industrial Park Management Board if the company located in the industrial zone) and receive a written response within 15 days from the date the competent agency approves the report.

1. Foreigners who need Certificate of exemption from work permit

No.

Name of Document

Quantity

Requirement

1

Passport

01

Notarized copy of all pages

2

Application form of Certificate of exemption from work permit

01

Form 09 (download here)

3

Resume of the applicant

01

Attached to Form 09 (format as required by government)

4

License(s) of the organization that applicant working for

 

Required as per case by case. Please contact us for detail.

5

Documents proving that the employees are exempted from the work permit

 

 

2. Foreigners apply for Work permit for the first time

No.

Name of Document

Quantity

Requirement

1

Passport

01

Notarized copy of all pages

2

Photo size 4x6cm

02

White background, front view, bare head, without sunglasses, not more than 6 months

3

Application form of Work permit

01

Form 07 (download here)

4

Health checkup document (issued in Vietnam or foreign country)

01

Not more than 12 months.

  • Issued in a foreign country: need to be consular legalized, translated into Vietnamese and notarized.
  • Issued in Vietnam: list of eligible hospitals as prescribed

5

Criminal record

01

Not more than 6 months.

  • Issued in a foreign country: need to be consular legalized, translated into Vietnamese and notarized.
  • For foreigner resides in Vietnam: criminal record issued in Vietnam

6

Document proving that applicant is a manager, a chief executive, an expert or a technical worker.

 

Required as per case by case as detail below.

For manager, chief executive (legal representative):

7

Business registration certificate - clearly stating as the legal representative

01

Notarized copy

8

Certificate of management experience, clearly stating the position

01

Translated into Vietnamese and notarized copy

For expert:

9

Confirmation of being an expert in a company, clearly stating the position OR University degree or above/equivalent diploma + Certificate of at least 3 years of relevant experience in the field of employment in Vietnam

01

Translated into Vietnamese and notarized copy

10

Business license

01

A copy and original to compare or notarized copy

For technical worker:

11

Qualifications, degrees, certificates proving of being trained at least 1 year + Certificate of 3-year experience in equivalent field

01

Translated into Vietnamese and notarized copy

12

Business license (if any)

01

Notarized copy

13

Business registration certificate

01

Notarized copy