Vietnam: Work Permit Guidelines Released

Following an April decree, the Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has published related guidelines, which are effective immediately.

Notably, the guidelines address the new Short-Term Work Permit exemption and new documentary requirements for experts and specialists submitting Work Permit applications, among other changes. Implementation details remain subject to change and may differ among cities/provinces.

Vietnam: Work permit policy changes

A new short-term Work Permit exemption, faster work permit processing times, additional supporting document requirements for some foreign workers and other changes related to Work Permit applications have been announced by a Decree issued by the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).  The Decree is expected to take effect April 1, 2016, however, details and implementation plans for the new policies remain subject to change.