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Interview with VTV - Visa exemption for five additional EU countries
03 September 2015
Vietnam waives visas for nationals of five EU countries (Nationals of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK)
New Resolution 47/NQ-CP Has Relaxed The Conditions Of Qualification Required For Work Permit Issuance For Foreign Experts And Specialists
17 July 2014
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.
Tips On The Preparation Of Work Permit Application.
17 July 2014
Decree No. 102/2013/NĐ-CP dated September 5th, 2013 and circular No 03-2014-TT-BLDTBXH have brought several changes on the preparation of work permits for foreign nationals working in Vietnam. There has been a lot of confusion and frustration as a result of these new regulations. Below are few tips to avoid delay in the preparation of work permit in Vietnam.
The New Immigration Law Has Been Approved by the National Assembly of Vietnam and Will Take Effect on January 1, 2015
17 July 2014
The National Assembly of Vietnam approved the new immigration law on June 14, 2014. The new law is expected to come into effect on January 1, 2015.
New Guidance Circular #3 on Decree 102/2013/ND-CP Related to Foreign Nationals Working in Vietnam
25 February 2014
As you may know, MOLISA issued Decree 102/2013/ND-CP on September 6, 2013 (effective November 1, 2013). This Decree detailed new provisions in the labor code for the management of foreign nationals working in Vietnam. After nearly 4 months of delays and confusion, the Guidance Circular that provides clarity for the correct implementation of Decree 102 was finally issued on February 24.
New Decree 102 elaborating some articles of the labor code on foreign nationals working in Vietnam
09 September 2013
The new Decree 102/2013/ND-CP, issued by MOLISA on Sept 6, 2013, provides guidelines on the implementation of provisions of the new labor code on the management of foreign nationals working in Vietnam. This new decree will take effect on November 1, 2013
Wait times at the Visa On Arrival Immigration Desk - Ho Chi Minh City Airport
28 March 2013
It has recently come to our attention that wait times at the Visa On Arrival Immigration Desk in the Ho Chi Minh City Airport have increased significantly due to more Visa On Arrival requests and insufficient staffing.
New Government Fees for Vietnam Visa and Temporary Residence Card
14 November 2012
On November 9, 2012, The Ministry of Finance of Vietnam issued a new circular, No. 190/2012/TT-BTC that revises government fees applicable to the issuance of Vietnam Visas and Temporary Residence cards for Foreign Nationals and Overseas Vietnamese
Duration of Work Permit reduced to 2 years
02 July 2012
After several drafts and discussion, the new labor code that was submitted in early June to the Vietnam National Assembly was approved on 18 June 2012.
Multiple Entry Business Visa 3 Months
04 June 2012
Effective from today, June 4, 2012, Immigration Departments throughout Vietnam now require a “commitment letter” from the Business Traveler/Assignee’s hosting entity for issuing authorization letters for 3 month Multiple Entry Business Visas

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