The procedure for applying for a work permit for a foreigner is the Director of ...

Last Updated: 10/10/2018

1. Legal grounds:

     - Labor Code 2012;

     - Decree No. 11/2016 / ND-CP detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Labor Code on foreign laborers working in Vietnam;

     - Circular No. 40/2016 / TT-BLDTBXH guiding the implementation of some articles of Decree No. 11/2016 / ND-CP.

2. Dossiers of application for new work permits to foreign executives working in Vietnam.

     - A written request for a labor permit from the employer (Form No.07 of Circular 40/2016 / TT-BLDTBXH);

     - Health certificate or medical certificate (valid within 12 months);

     - A judicial record or a document certifying that the foreign worker is not subject to criminal prosecution;

     - A document proving to be the managing director (university diploma, certificate of work experience, etc.);

     - 02 color photos 4cmx6cm, without glasses. Photographs not more than 6 months prior to the filing date;

     - A valid copy of the passport or valid international travel papers as prescribed by law;

     - A document proving that the foreign worker has participated in the operation of the foreign enterprise.

3. Where to file

Applying for a work permit to the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs where the foreigner is expected to work at least 15 working days in advance;

4. Time limit for completing procedures: Within 07 working days after receiving complete dossiers.

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