Processing time for granting work permits is only 5 working days

Date Create: 19/06/2021


The processing time for granting Vietnam work permits is only 05 working days, the Department of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs will return the results to the applicants while previously, the time was 07 days.

Clause 2, Article 11 of the Decree No. 152/2020/ND-CP stipulating foreigners working in Vietnam clearly specifies:

 “Within 05 working days from the date of receipt of a complete application for work permit, the Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs or the Department of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs of place where the worker is expected to work shall grant a work permit to the foreign worker according to Form No. 12/PLI Appendix I issued together with this Decree. The work permit form is printed and issued uniformly by the Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs. In case of refusal to grant a work permit, it is required to have a written reply clearly stating the reason.”

The Decree No. 152/2020/ND-CP takes effect from February 15, 2021.

Meanwhile, Clause 2, Article 12 of the Decree No. 11/2016/ND-CP detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Labor Code about foreign workers in Vietnam clearly specifies:

 “Within 07 working days from the date of receipt of a complete application for work permit, the Department of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs shall grant a work permit to the foreign worker according to the form provided by the Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs. In case of refusal to grant a work permit, it is required to have a written reply clearly stating the reason.”

Thus, from February 15, 2021, the processing time for granting work permits will be shortened to only 05 days.

If you have any questions about Work Permit Service for foreigners, please contact Nhi Gia via hotline 84 1900 6654 or info@nhigia.vn. Our work permit specialists will enthusiastically support you!

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