The following advice has just been received from teh Vietnam Business Forum re
an easing of conditions re work permits. See below.


We would like to share with you a great news regarding
Resolution 47/NQ-CP of the Government dated July 8, 2014 following the
Government Meeting in June 2014 (“Resolution 47”) (please see attached
Resolution 47).


According to Article 4 of the Resolution, the conditions of work
permit issuance for foreign employees  have been loosen, which is in line
with recommendations of VBF in 3 recent Big Forums since December 2013,
to either 5 years experience oran equivalent
degree. For your reference, please find below an extract of Article 4 under
Resolution 47:




4. Regarding conditions for foreign workers working in Vietnam:


The Government agrees to adjust conditions for foreign workers working in Vietnam whom fall
under one of the cases below:


a)      Foreigners who are experts, technicians that satisfy requirements for professional training
qualification or  has been acquiring at least 5 year working experience in
the field that they are expecting to work in Vietnam;

b)      Foreigners who have diploma certificate or equivalents and above and who have specialized training
suitable to their majors at foreign language training centers (foreign language
centers), preschools;

c)      Foreigners who have bachelor degree or equivalents and above and who have specialized training
suitable to their majors at general educational institutions.

The Ministry of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Training in
corporation with the Ministry of Justice, the Government Office to propose
amendments to Decree No. 102/2013/NĐ-CP dated September 5th, 2013 of
the Government detailing implementation of a number of Articles of Labor Code
in regard to foreign employees working in Vietnam and Decree No. 73/2012/ND-CP
dated September 26, 2012 of the Government providing guidelines for the foreign
cooperation and investment in education sector in accordance with shortened
proceedings for the Prime Minister’s review and decision.


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