Procedures for applying for a work permit for foreign experts in Vietnam

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Procedures for applying for a work permit for foreign experts in Vietnam. Conditions for applying for a work permit for foreign experts in Vietnam. Let us learn about this topic with LSX Law firm below:

Conditions for applying for a work permit for foreign experts in Vietnam

Which foreigners are not granted a work permit in Vietnam? Or What are the conditions for applying for work permits for foreigners in Vietnam? According to the labor law, foreigners who want to apply for a new work permit specifically foreign experts must meet the following 5 conditions:

Firstly, having total civil act capacity as prescribed by law.

Secondly, be in good health for the job requirements.

Moreover, when working in Vietnam with the title of expert, foreign workers must have a professional degree/diploma, study, or a certificate of at least 03 years work experience in the training field relevant to the job position in Vietnam.

Besides, not being a criminal or examined for penal liability under Vietnamese and foreign laws.

Finally, to be approved in writing by the competent state agency on the employment of foreign workers. 

Procedures for applying for a work permit for foreign experts in Vietnam

Procedures for applying for a work permit for experts are as follows:

Step 1: Prepare documents to apply for a work permit for foreign experts in Vietnam

An application file for a work permit for a foreign expert includes:

Firstly, a written request for a work permit for the enterprise as prescribed.

Secondly, health certificates for foreign nationals; the health certificate is valid for 12 months, up to the date of application.

Thirdly, a criminal record card or other valid legal document proving that a foreign citizen has or has not violated the law.

Fourthly, documents proving that the foreign citizen is an expert, including:

– The document certifying that the foreign citizen is an expert must contain the complete information of the certification body, including the name of the certifying agency, organization, or enterprise; information about experts: full name, date of birth, nationality of foreign citizens.

Note: the occupation in the certificate must be suitable for the industry that will work in Vietnam.

– Foreign citizens must have a university degree or higher or other qualifications of equivalent value.

– Foreign citizens must have at least 03 years of experience in the position they will work in Vietnam.

In addition, 02 photocards 4×6 cm. Photos are on a white background; hair does not cover the face, photos taken not older than 6 months from the date of application.

Besides, passport or other documents of equivalent value (Y copy);

Finally, several other documents related to foreign workers such as decision to appoint foreign workers to work in Vietnam, labor contract, a document of the company in Vietnam approving the employment of foreign workers. 

Step 2: Apply for a work permit for foreign experts in Vietnam

At least 15 working days in advance; From the date, the foreign experts attend to start working for the employer; that employer must submit an application for a work permit to the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs association where the foreign worker attend to work.

Specifically, the application for a work permit for foreign experts will be submitted as follows:

 – If foreign citizens work outside industrial parks or export processing zones, they must submit them to the Department of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs.

 – If a foreign citizen works outside an industrial park or export processing zone, they shall submit it to the Management Board of the industrial park or export processing zone.

Time to process dossiers: 07 working days from the date of receipt of complete and valid dossiers.

In addition, fees: For procedures for new work permits for foreigners, the state fee to pay is 600,000 VND. This is the state fee rate prescribed in Resolution 11/2017/NQ-HDND, issued on December 7, 2017. 

Step 3: Get the result.

After completing the above procedures, the expert who is a foreign worker can legally work in Vietnam. 

Finally, hope this article about Conditions for re-issuance of work permits for foreigners in Vietnam is helpful for you!

If you have any questions; please contact Lawyer X for quick and best legal services: +84846175333 or email: hoangson@lsx.vn

Related questions

What should applicants pay attention to?

You must have documents in 02 copies (01 original, 01 true copy). Documents in English must be in Vietnamese. Documents must be legalized according to regulations, except for cases where they are exempted. 

Cases in which foreigners must have re-issuance work permits in Vietnam

Firstly, the valid work permit is lost, damaged, or the contents stated in the work permit are changed; except for the cases specified in Clause 8 Article 10 of Decree 11/2016 ND-CP
Besides, the work permit is valid for at least 5 days but not more than 45 days. 

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