Update news work permits
The process of attaining a work permit in Vietnam could be simplified through a draft decree.
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 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.
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.
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.
Ho Chi Minh City has issued work permits to 5,370 foreigners, including over 2,400 new ones, since the beginning of this year.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.