DOSSIER FOR WORK PERMIT
At least 20 working days before a foreign employee is scheduled to start working for an enterprise, agency or organization in Vietnam, employer or Vietnamese partner has to submit dossier to authority for a work permit.
1. For working permit at the first time.
* For the foreign employee working under a labor contract:
a. Request form for issuance of work permit by the employer. (7th form; download here).
b. Any document or paper to prove that the employer has advertised their job needs before atleast 30 days on atleast a local and a state newspapers.
c. Application form written by the foreign employee (1st form; download here).
d. Criminal record by foreign authoriry. In the case that the foreign employee has inhabited in Vietnam for 06 months or more, criminal record by Vietnamese judicial department in the place where he/she is inhabiting. (That criminal record is still valid within 180 days before submiting the dossier))
e. Health certificate by foreign authority or by Vietnamese authority under the ragulation of Vietnam Ministry of health.(That health certificate is still valid within 180 days before submiting the dossier))
f. A copy of any document certifying employee’s professional qualification, high technical skill such as university degree, Master or Doctor which fits the employer’s job speciality or requirements. In the case that the foreign employee is a traditional craftsman or is experienced in career or production management who has no certificate or degree, to submit confirmation of career experience for at least 05 years in his/her career by foreign company or authority or their former labor contracts showing his/her 05 years (atleast) experience.
g. 03 photos of 3cm x 4cm ( bare head, clearly see face and ears, no glasses, white background) within 06 months.
* For the employee working under the movement inside the company.
Documents as a, d, e, f , g above,
And a satement shows that the foreign company has appointed the foreign employee to work in Vietnam.
* For the employee working in Vietnam to implement a contract package that the foreign investor gains in Vietnam.
Documents as a, d, e, f and g above.
If the employee working after the foreign investor gained the contract, the file will include Application form written by the foreign employee (1st form; download here) and a appvoval satement by the provicial authority.
2. For the work permit that has been issued:
- Documents as a, b, g above and the original work permit (or a copy one) if the employee has a work permit under effecttion and now moves to another company at the same position.
- Documents as a, b, e, f, g above and the original working permit (or a copy one) if the employee has a work permit under effecttion and now moves to another company at a different position.
- Documents as a, b, e, g above and the original working permit (or a copy one) if the employee has a working permit out of effecttion and now moves to another company at the same position
For documents at d, e, f: if they are made or authenticated by a foreign agents, they have to be legalized consul then translated into Vietnamese and notarized under the law of Vietnam.