The Government of Vietnam agrees to adjust conditions for some categories of foreign experts and specialists working in Vietnam. The Government also proposed amendments to Decree No. 102/2013/NĐ-CP (dated September 5th, 2013) which provides details on the implementation of a number of Articles of the Labor Code in regard to foreign employees working in Vietnam.
According to Article 4 of the new Resolution, the conditions of work permit issuance for foreign employees have been loosened which is in line with recommendations of VBF (Vietnam Business Forum) in 3 recent forums. Foreigners who are experts and specialist applying for work permit in Vietnam are no longer required to provide 5 years working experience AND a university degree.
For your reference, please find below an extract of Article 4 under Resolution 47:
4. Regarding conditions for foreign workers working in Vietnam:
The Government agrees to adjust conditions for foreign workers working in Vietnam who fall under one of the cases below:
a) Foreigners who are experts or specialists who satisfy requirements for professional training qualifications OR have acquired at least 5 years of working experience in the field that they are expected to work in Vietnam;
b) Foreigners who have diploma certificate or equivalents and above and who have specialized training suitable to their majors at foreign language training centers (foreign language centers), preschools;
c) Foreigners who have bachelor degree or equivalents and above and who have specialized training suitable to their majors at general educational institutions.