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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