CONDITIONS RE FOREIGNERS’ WORK PERMITS EASED
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.