<Setting up a FDI Dental Clinic in Vietnam>

The followings are general conditions for a foreign investor to establish and operate a dental clinic, and for an overseas-licensed dentist to practice in Vietnam.

1. Introduction

We have recently noticed growing interest of foreign dentists seeking to establish and operate a dental clinic, and obtain approval to practice in Vietnam. Dental service is a special category of services, however, foreign service suppliers are permitted to provide the services through the establishment of 100% foreign investment under Vietnam’s WTO Commitments, with certain conditions as provided hereinafter. There are also certain conditions to satisfy for a foreign dentist to obtain practicing license in Vietnam.

2. Corporate Establishment

As ordinary establishment procedures, dental clinic shall be established by fully submitting application files to the Department of Planning and Investment of the province where the clinic is intended to be located. Before amendment of Investment Law which took effect from the 1st of July 2015, it was issued in the form of Investment Certificate for foreigners, but now there are two certificates to be issued: Investment Registration Certificate and Enterprise Registration Certificate.

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