Vietnam work permit application procedures for foreigners 2021

Date Create: 03/08/2020

Work permit is a document that proves and allows foreigners to work legally in Vietnam. The latest details of Vietnam work permit application procedures for foreigners 2021 are updated in this article!

Validity period of a Vietnam work permit

There are 3 types of Vietnam work permits: New work permits, re-granted work permits and not subject to a work permit. The information in the work permit fully presents the personal information of the foreign worker, job position, title, qualification, sponsoring company, validity period of the work permit, etc.

The work permit has a maximum validity period of 02 years.

Vietnam work permit application              

To apply for a Vietnam work permit, the following valid documents need to be fully prepared:

+ Written request for granting work permit for foreigners as prescribed.

+ Criminal record certificate.

+ Medical examination certificate.

+ Written confirmation certifying that the foreigner is a technical expert, manager, executive director.

+ 4x6 photo with white background.

+ Certified copy of passport.

+ Approval letter for foreigner worker taking job position.

+ Some other related documents (depending on each specific case)

Note: If the above documents are issued by the state authorities, they must be validly legalized and translated according to the regulations of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs.

Vietnam work permit application place

Companies and enterprises which want to apply for the new work permits or re-granting work permits must prepare the complete applications for foreign workers and submit them to the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs of the nearest provinces/cities.

You need to submit an application for a new work permit to the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs at least 15 days in advance. You will receive a work permit within 7 to 10 working days from the date of receiving a complete and valid application (excluding Saturdays, Sundays)

Work permit fees for foreigners

In addition to the work permit application fee as prescribed by Vietnamese laws, the work permit fees also include:

+ Medical examination fee: Different fee depending on each hospital, clinic.

+ Legalization fee and translation fee: As mentioned above, if the documents in the work permit application are issued by the state authorities, they must be legalized and translated.

In particular, the legalization fee depends on the countries of the foreigners. Translation fee is based on language, length of text, etc.

Re-granting Vietnam work permits for foreigners

- Cases of re-granting Vietnam work permits to foreigners:

+ The valid work permit is lost, damaged or its information needs to be changed.

+ The work permit is still valid but not for more than 45 days.

- Application for re-granting work permit

+ Written request for re-granting work permit.

+ 2 4x6 photos with white background, taken within 6 months.

+ In case the work permit is lost or damaged, its information is changed, it is required to have the copy of the passport or a valid substitute as prescribed by law and the granted work permit (except it is lost).

+ In case the work permit is valid for at least 05 days but not more than 45 days, it is required to have the documents including: health certificate or medical examination certificate and the documents related to foreign workers.

Service of Vietnam work permit application for foreigners

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