Work permits exemption for foreigners married to a Vietnamese citizen

Date Create: 22/01/2021


From January 01, 2021, foreigners who marry a Vietnamese citizen and live in the territory of Vietnam will neither be required to apply for a work permit, nor to apply for a Certificate of work permit exemption as old regulated taking effect from February 15, 2021.

Article 172 of the Labor Code 2012 (effective to the end of December 31, 2020) stipulating the subjects being exempted from work permits is not applicable to foreigners marrying Vietnamese citizen and living in the territory of Vietnam.

However, Article 154 of the Labor Code 2019 (effective from January 01, 2021) regulates that the foreigners marrying Vietnamese citizen and living in the territory of Vietnam are not subject to a Work permit. Accordingly, as from January 01, 2021, the foreigner marrying a Vietnamese citizen will be exempted from Work permit,

At the same time, according to Article 8, Point 2 of the Decree No. 152 signed on December 30, 2020 and takes effect from February 15, 2021, this person is not required to apply for a Certificate of foreigners not being subject to a Work permit, but must still report to the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs and the Department of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs where he/she is expected to work information such as: full name, age, nationality, passport number, name of foreign employer, date commencement and end date of work at least 3 days prior to the date the foreigner is expected to start working in Vietnam.

FOREIGNERS WHO MARRY A VIETNAMESE CITIZEN SHALL BE EXEMPTED FROM WORK PERMIT

The new points in the Labor Code 2019 adjust the law to suit the actual situation of the country, and, especially, add more rights for foreigners who have a family relationship with Vietnamese citizen to attract and create more favorable conditions for foreigners to invest, work and live in Vietnam.

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