This is a certificate issued by a Vietnamese competent agency certifying the legal labor rights of a foreigner in Vietnam.
Competent agencies entitled to grant work permits:
Department of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs (Enterprises registering for business operation outside export processing zones and industrial parks).
- Management boards of export processing zones and industrial parks (Enterprises with registered business activities located in export processing zones and industrial parks).
Basic conditions for a work permit application:
- Foreigner with a Vietnamese visa of DN, NN3, LV, etc.
- Working at a company having legal business registration in Vietnam.
Foreign workers can be employed for 4 positions as follows:
- Executive director.
- Technical employee.
There are different titles, so the required documents provided by foreign workers are therefore different except for the case of “Manager” and ” Executive director “.
The dossier components required for the four titles are as follows:
- Form No. 1 requesting approval of the employment of foreign workers in enterprises in accordance with the Circular no. 40/2016.
- Form No. 7 according to the Circular no. 40/2016.
- Foreign or Vietnamese criminal records certificate (valid for 3 months from the date of issue).
- Health certificate issued by a foreign country or Vietnam (valid within 1 year).
- Passport with certified consular seal (certified true copy).
- 2 (4 × 6) photos with white background.
- Business registration certificate of the company (copy).
- Job titles: General Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief of Representative Office.
- Condition: The head of a company, agency, or organization, named on the business registration certificate of the company in Vietnam.
- Documents proving qualifications: Experience in managing abroad or an old work permit in Vietnam certifying the qualification of “Management experience” or higher.
- Job titles: Director, deputy director, deputy general director.
- Conditions: The second position of the organizational hierarchy of the company, agency, or organization or a member of the board of directors of the company.
- Documents proving qualifications: Experience in managing abroad or an old work permit in Vietnam certifying the qualification of “Management experience” or higher + Appointment decision of the company + Organizational chart of the company.
- Professional Title: includes titles related to the company’s operations that do not include the 2 positions above and Technical employee.
- Conditions: Having qualifications and experience corresponding to the applying title.
- Documents proving qualifications: At least 36 months of relevant work experience in a foreign country or a work permit with the same working period in Vietnam and a bachelor’s degree with related majors.
- Technical employee: Any position can apply for a Technical employee position, except for the leader positions in the organization and management board.
- Conditions: Qualifications and work experience corresponding to the applying title.
- Documents proving qualifications: Work experience in the relevant field for at least 3 years abroad or or a work permit with the same working period in Vietnam, accompanied by a Certificate of training or vocational certificate of at least 1 year abroad.
Requirements for all original documents issued by a foreign country:
- Certification of consular seal of the issuing country or legalization at the Vietnamese diplomatic mission in that country.
- Having been certified by the issuing country at its diplomatic headquarters in Vietnam and then legalized by a Department of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam.
- Certified true copy.
The application process is as follows:
- Submit form No. 1 to request approval for foreign workers employment in Vietnamese enterprise -> Official letter of approval for foreign worker employment
- Prepare the dossier including the Approval official letter + Relevant documents (depending on the applying title) + Form No. 7 + health certificate + photo + certified copy of passport, to be submitted to the competent agency.
- Get the result.
Average processing time: 4 weeks.
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