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Simplified permit process set to benefit foreign employers

The process of attaining a work permit in Vietnam could be simplified through a draft decree.

Procedures to be streamlined to grant work permits to foreigners in Vietnam

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has been assigned to urgently gather public opinions and streamline procedures for granting work permits to foreign nationals working in Vietnam.

HCM City removes hindrances to work permit issuance for foreigners

HCM City has cut short the procedures for issuing work permits for foreigners and digitalised the application process to make it easy for enterprises to get work permits for their foreign staff.

Guide to grant of work permit to foreigners

Work permit is a document issued by Vietnamese competent authorities to foreign employee when meeting certain conditions as stipulated by law

New Gov’t resolution creates optimal conditions for foreign workers

The Government’s Resolution No. 105/NQ-CP on support for enterprises, cooperatives, and business households has considerably facilitated the granting of permits to foreign workers in Vietnam.

Over 18,500 foreign workers hope to return to Vietnam

About 18,528 foreigners, who are experts, skilled workers, and managers, expect to come back Vietnam, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA) reported.

Over 93,000 foreigners working in Vietnam

As many as 93,720 foreign labourers have been working in Vietnam as of August 2020, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

HCM City issues work permits to 5,370 foreigners since year's beginning

Ho Chi Minh City has issued work permits to 5,370 foreigners, including over 2,400 new ones, since the beginning of this year.

Hundreds of Chinese experts granted permission to enter Vietnam for work

The Vietnamese Government has officially permitted 331 Chinese experts, business managers, and highly-skilled workers to enter and work in the country, according to a statement released by the Government Office.

HCM City prepares to receive foreign workers

The HCM City Department of Health has issued guidelines for medical surveillance of foreign experts coming from abroad as part of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

HCM City to grant new work permits to foreigners from pandemic-hit countries

HCM City is asking approval to grant new work permits to foreign experts or highly skilled workers arriving from COVID-19-affected countries and territories, especially those in charge of the two metro lines in the city.

Strong sanctions for illegal migrant workers needed

Lawyer Truong Quoc Hoe, head of the Interla Legal Office under the Hanoi Bar Association, talks to Kinh tế & Đô Thị (Economy & Urban Affairs) newspaper about the need for strong actions against illegal guest workers.

Expats with degrees forego work permits

 Foreigners with bachelor's degrees and at least three years of experience working in their respective fields are no longer required to obtain work permits in Viet Nam, according to a decree approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

Vietnamese unskilled workers in Thailand to receive work permits

Vietnamese migrant workers will be allowed to register at Thailand’s labour centres for one-year work permit licenses with comprehensive benefits, the Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand said in an announcement on February 24.


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Ministry to tighten control over foreign workers’ entry to Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – The irresponsibility of the local authorities is the main reason why Chinese unskilled workers can continue to work in Vietnam despite strict regulations set up to prevent them.

Under new rules, even Bill Gates is ineligible for a work permit in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Under current regulations, even Bill Gates and Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg are not eligible to apply for work permits in Vietnam because they do not have a university degree, analysts have said.

2,100 more Chinese work permits granted

 VietNamNet Bridge – Economists have warned about the presence of numerous Chinese workers in Vietnam, but local authorities are granting more work permits to Chinese workers.

HCMC no longer extends work permits for foreigners

 VietNamNet Bridge – The HCMC government will not allow foreign employees to have their work permits extended in the city but will require them to apply for new ones when their current permits expire.

Vietnam to further delay work permits for artists

 VietNamNet Bridge – After several delays, the Art Performing Department began to draft plans to start granting work permits for artists starting in July instead of April as expected earlier, one official has said.