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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.
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
Circular 31
16 November 2011
Circular 31 providing guidelines on the implementation of Decree 46 was issued on Nov 3rd and will take effect on Dec 18TH 2011. The key points of circular 31 are: Chief Representatives of company representative offices in Vietnam are not exempted from work permit.
Resident Vietnam Interview for “Business law” broadcasted on VTV1
21 October 2011
Resident Vietnam was interviewed by the Vietnam Television VTV1 for a TV report “business law” about the new government decree 46 on the recruitment and management of foreigners working in Vietnam. Click "more" to watch the interview.
New regulations for foreigners working in Vietnam
17 June 2011
On 17 June 2011, the Government of Vietnam issued decree No 46 which provides amendments to some articles of decree No. 34 on the recruitment and management of foreigners working in Vietnam.



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