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VIETNAM: New Restrictions on Chinese Nationals Holding Passport with “Nine-Dash Line” Map

January 14, 2020

VIETNAM: New Restrictions on Chinese Nationals Holding Passport with Nine-Dash Line Map

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VIETNAM: Upcoming New Labour Code and Amendments to Immigration Law

December 5, 2019

Amendments to the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam will come into effect on 1 July 2020.

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VIETNAM: New Notification Requirement for Early Termination of Work Permits

March 6, 2019

The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in Vietnam has issued a circular which re-introduces the requirement to notify provincial Departments of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of early termination of work permits, and introduces new work permit application forms.

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VIETNAM: Changes to Work Permit Rules

October 19, 2018

On 8 October 2018, Decree 140/2018/NĐ-CP was issued by MOLISA in Vietnam, bringing a few changes and additions to Decree 11/2016/ NĐ-CP.

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VIETNAM: Some Provinces Now Require Residence Card Cancellation Before Departure

July 20, 2018

The immigration authorities in some provinces in Vietnam are requiring foreign nationals who are terminating their assignments and leaving the country to surrender and cancel their Temporary Residence Card (TRC) prior to their departure.

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VIETNAM: Work Permit Duration Cannot Exceed Local Entity Business Licence Validity

June 19, 2018

Effective immediately, the Labour Authority in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has clarified that the proposed duration of a work permit as stated in the application (currently two years maximum) cannot exceed the expiration date of the sponsoring entity’s current business licence.

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VIETNAM: New Work Permit Eases Criteria for Intra-Company Transfers

September 18, 2017

Effective immediately, the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Labour Department is accepting applications for a new category of work permit which eases key requirements for intra-company transferees. The new classification, called “Manager, Executive Director, Expert and Technical Worker”, only requires applicants to have at least twelve months of working experience in a company of the […]

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VIETNAM: Update on the Transition to an Online Work Permit Application System

September 6, 2017

With an implementation date of 2nd October 2017, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has issued a new instructional circular (Circular 23/2017/TT-BLDTBXH) providing the details for online submission and management of applications in the new online process. While the new system remains optional for now in most Labour Department offices, the offices in Hanoi […]

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VIETNAM: New 90-Day Visa Waiver for Chilean Nationals Introduced

August 23, 2017

As of 11th August 2017, Chilean ordinary passports holders are exempt from requiring a visa to visit Vietnam for a period of up to 90 days and for any purpose, provided that the activity doesn’t involve any remuneration. The Vietnamese government has also again extended the 15-day visa waiver for nationals of France, Germany, Italy, […]

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VIETNAM: Mandatory Online Work Permit Application Submission at the Hanoi Department of Labour

June 26, 2017

The Department of Labour in Hanoi has confirmed that the new online system for the submission of job position approval, new work permit, work permit re-issuance and work permit exemption applications, which has been in testing since April will be fully implemented and mandatory from 1st July 2017. Furthermore, the requirement for the company to authenticate all […]

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