NOT TO GRANT PERMIT FOR FOREIGN EMPLOYEES WORKING IN VIETNAM LESS THAN 30 DAYS
The Government issues the Decree No.152/2020/ND-CP dated December 30, 2020 providing regulations on foreign employees working in Vietnam and recruitment, management of Vietnamese employees working for foreign organizations and individuals in Vietnam.
One of the highlight contents is the provision on granting permit for foreign employees working in Vietnam. Accordingly, a foreign employee who is the owner or capital contributor of a limited liability company with a capital contribution value of VND 3 billion or more; foreigner who enters Vietnam to work as specialist, manager, executive or technical employee for fewer than 30 days per entry and not exceeding 3 times in a year, etc. shall be exempted from work permit.
In addition, those who are exempted from work permit also include: Volunteers; Relatives of members of foreign representative missions in Vietnam or foreign employees entering Vietnam are certified by the Ministry of Education and Training to teach and research, etc.
For the cases subject to work permit, the validity period of a granted work permit must not exceed 2 years. In case of re-grant, the validity period of a work permit re-granted must equal the validity period of the granted work permit minus the foreign employee’s working period counted by the time of request for re-grant of the work permit. The permit is extended once for a maximum period of 2 years.
This Decree takes effect on February 15, 2021.