Work Permit

Expatriates who wish to work in Vietnam permanently for a Vietnamese business/individual or a company with foreign investment are required to obtain a work permit, apart from individuals subject to work permit exemption.

How long is a work permit valid for?

The validity period of a Vietnam work permit is equivalent to the duration of the labour contract to be signed as long as the period is shorter than 2 years and it can only be extended/renewed once for another two-year term under the new regulations of the New Labor Code. If a foreign worker wants to continue working for the current Vietnamese employer after the extended work permit expires, they must apply for a Vietnam new work permit.

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What are the Work Permit Requirements?

  • Certified copy of passport.
  • The criminal record which is issued by the competent authority from the applicant’s country of origin. If the foreign worker is a lawful resident in Vietnam, only the criminal record issued by the Vietnamese competent authority is demanded. 
  • The written request for the permit application made by the employer
  • The medical certificate that is issued by the Vietnamese or foreign approved health institutions
  • Notarized copies of academic qualifications such as Bachelor/Master/PhD’s certificate or any other certificates on qualifications granted under the existing law of the country of origin of the applicant. 
  • A letter affirming past working experience of the applicant in foreign countries.  
  • 2 photos that were taken recently
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Processing time

The length of the application process is estimated to take around 1-2 months

Why choose FISC?

99% Success Rate

With over 30 years of experience, our visa consulting team have the knowledge and expertise to help you file an application with the hightes chance of success

5-star service

We have only ever received positive feedback from consumers respecting our service

Reasonable price

Our fees are competitive and fairy priced compared to the level of service you will receive

Quick Turnaround

We work with you to make certain that your application is lodged in a timely manner

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