Vietnam- Vietnam Full Reopening– Lifting Quarantine Requirements

Posted on March 30, 2022

On March 15, 2022, the Vietnamese government announced effective immediately that the country is officially reopening for essentially all travelers after two years of international border closure and stringent entry restrictions. Resolution No. 1606 verifies the resumption of pre-pandemic immigration… Read more »

Vietnam – New Labor Rules

Posted on January 29, 2021

New labor rules will soon go into effect beginning February 15, 2021 regarding work permit exemptions, term of work permits, contracts, and reporting requirements. Work Permit Exemption Decree 152 now allows the below cases to be exempt from requiring a… Read more »

Vietnam – Upcoming New Labor Code and Amendments to Immigration Law

Posted on December 16, 2019

Amendments to the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners will come into effect on July 1, 2020. Furthermore, a new labor code will come into effect on January 1, 2021, replacing the labor code implemented in 2013…. Read more »

Vietnam – New Notification Requirement for Early Termination of Work Permits

Posted on March 20, 2019

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has issued a circular which re-introduces the requirement to notify provincial Departments of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (DeLISA) of early termination of work permits, and introduces new work… Read more »

Vietnam – Some Provinces Now Require Residence Card Cancellation Before Departure

Posted on July 30, 2018

Effective immediately, the immigration authorities in some provinces in Vietnam are requiring foreign nationals who are terminating their assignments and leaving the country to surrender and cancel their Temporary Residence Card (TRC) prior to their departure. In these cases, the… Read more »

Vietnam – Work Permits linked to Company Business License in Ho Chi Minh City

Posted on July 3, 2018

Work permits in Ho Chi Minh City are now being linked to the sponsor company’s business license and will be issued for either two years, or to the expiry of the company’s business license, if it is less than 2… Read more »

Vietnam – New Work Permit Eases Criteria for Intra-Company Transfers

Posted on September 25, 2017

  Effective immediately, the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Labour Department is accepting applications for a new category of work permit which eases key requirements for intra-company transferees. The new classification, called “Manager, Executive Director, Expert and Technical Worker”, only… Read more »

Vietnam – Nationwide Online Portal System

Posted on August 28, 2017

In a draft released by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, a new national wide portal will become mandatory for all provinces beginning July 1, 2017. Testing of the portal has now begun until June 30. Benefits of… Read more »

Vietnam – New 30-Day E-Visa for Nationals of 40 Countries

Posted on August 28, 2017

Effective February 1, 2017, Decree 07/2017/ND-CP introduces guidelines on the implementation of an e-visa pilot program. E-Visa The principal details of the new e-visa are as follows: Travelers of 40 nationalities can apply for an e-visa through the Vietnamese government’s… Read more »

Vietnam – Operating Offices Now Eligible to Apply for Work Permit Exemption for Intra-Company Transferees

Posted on August 28, 2017

Vietnam – Operating Offices Now Eligible to Apply for Work Permit Exemption for Intra-Company Transferees Effective February 1, 2017, Circular 35 provides guidance on the implementation of Decree 11 of 2016, and details rules for intra-company transfers to Vietnam that… Read more »