Resolution 47/NQ-CP of the Government dated July 8, 2014 - Relaxing the conditions for Work Permits issuance for foreign employees

On Thursday, 10 July 2014, the EuroCham HR & Training Sector Committee (SC) had their regular meeting, with the participation of Mr. Colin Blackwell, Head of VBF HR Working Group. The meeting aimed at updating members on the legislation applicable to work permits and employment law and disscusing further cooperation opportunities for EuroCham HR & Training SC and VBF Working Group.

Ms. Caroline Chazard (Vice Chairwoman of EuroCham HR & Training SC) and Mr. Colin Blackwell 

 

On this occasion, the HR & Training Sector Committee is very happy to share with our members great news regarding Resolution 47/NQ-CP of the Government dated July 8, 2014 (“Resolution 47”). After persistently working closely with the Government through many channels, EuroCham’s and VBF’s hard work has finally paid off. 

According to Article 4 of the Resolution, the Government has loosened the conditions to issue a work permit for foreign employees. Indeed, the requirement is now either bachelor degree (with  a diploma certificate even accepted in some specific sectors) or 5 year experience. 

The Government agrees to adjust conditions for foreign workers working in Vietnam whom fall under one of the cases below:

  • a) Foreigners who are experts, technicians that satisfy requirements for professional training qualification or  has been acquiring at least 5 year working experience in the field that they are expecting to work in Vietnam;
  • b) Foreigners who have diploma certificate or equivalents and above and who have specialized training suitable to their majors at foreign language training centers (foreign language centers), preschools;
  • c) Foreigners who have bachelor degree or equivalents and above and who have specialized training suitable to their majors at general educational institutions.

[Unofficial translation of the Resolution 47]

Please click for the original version of the Resolution 47/NQ-CP of the Government dated July 8, 2014

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