Question: What are the procedures for applying for the Work permit (“WP”)?
Answer: Expats, when meeting the working conditions in Vietnam, must apply for WP with the following procedures:
- Step 1: Employer applies for approval of the need to employ the expat. Specifically, at least 30 days prior to the expected working date of the expat, the employer shall make a report explaining the need to employ the expat to the provincial People’s Committee.
- Step 2: After the approval of the need to employ the expat, the employer applies a dossier for a WP at a competent agency. At least 15 days prior to the expected working date of the expat in Vietnam, the employer shall submit the application to the local Department of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs where the expat will work.