Which agency has right to grant work permit for foreigners in Vietnam?

by HaTrang

Currently, Vietnamese enterprises have a large demand for recruiting workers. However, foreigners who want to live; and work in Vietnam need to go through procedures to be accepted; and lawfully accepted by competent state agencies. So do you know which agency will issue permits for foreigners to work in Vietnam? Which agency has right to grant work permit for foreigners? Let’s learn about the licensing authority and procedures foreigners need to prepare to avoid trouble and waste time for applying for a work permit in Vietnam in the following article of LSX law firm.

Legal grounds

Decree 11/2016/ND-CP

Where is the place for foreigners to work in Vietnam?

The agency that grants work permits for foreigners to work in Vietnam is the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs.

To be licensed; foreigners need to prepare the following documents:

  • The health certificate is issued abroad; or in Vietnam accordingly the regulations of the Ministry of Health.
  • The document certifying that the person is not a criminal; examined for penal liability; accordingly Vietnamese and foreign laws is valid for 06 months from the time of application submission.
  • Bachelor
  • Written confirmation of 5 years of working experience abroad
  • 03 photos (4×6 international, front view, clear face, clear ears, no glasses, white background), photos taken not older than 06 months by the time of application submission.
  • Certified copy of original passport.
  • Document of the President of the People’s Committee of the province approving the employment of foreign workers.
  • Certified copy of business registration license

The papers specified in Clauses 2, 3 and 4, if in foreign languages; must be consular legalized; and notarized translation accordingly Vietnamese law.

What are the conditions for foreigners to work in Vietnam?

Foreign workers working in Vietnam need to meet the following four basic conditions:

  • Firstly, have full civil act capacity
  • Secondly, people with professional qualifications; and skills here are not inexpert workers; but must be managers; executives, experts or technical workers.
  • Thirdly, health suitable for the job requirements here is shown by having a health certificate abroad; or in Vietnam accordingly the regulations of the Ministry of Health.
  • Lastly, work permits for foreign workers are issued by the Department of Labor; War Invalids and Social Affairs where the employer’s head office is located.

Hope this article about Which agency has right to grant work permit for foreigners is helpful for you!

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Related questions

Where to apply for a work permit?

Accordingly the provisions of the law, the agency competent to issue work permits is:
– Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs;
– Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs.
Additionally, The determination of the agency in charge of the issue of a work permit is based on the type of enterprise or organization where the foreign worker works.

What are the conditions for granting a work permit?

Have full civil act capacity as prescribed by law;
Have health suitable for work;
Is a manager, executive director, specialist or technical worker;
Is not a criminal or being examined for penal liability accordingly Vietnamese and foreign laws;
Got the written approval of the competent state agency on the use of employees.

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