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Work Permit in Vietnam Work Permit in Vietnam

Work Permit in Vietnam

According to Decree 34/2008/NĐ-CP date 25 March 2008 on employment and administration of foreigners working in Vietnam, the Chief Representative must submit application for the issuance of a work permit. The work permit will be issued by the Department of Labour within a time- limit of 20 working days from the date of receipt of a complete and valid application file.
GBS is pleased to have this opportunity to present you our services in the obtaining the work permit for your consideration and acceptance. We are designated by you as mutually agreed upon to provide service to obtain the work permit with the scope and content as follows:
  • Drafting the Application file including: Application form, Registration slips, Curriculum vita and other documents related;
  • Submitting the Application file to Department of Labor;
  • Following up the process of application and obtaining the Work Permit.
We would be pleased to offer a flat fee of 500USD for one person. Our fees can be exclusive of government taxes (10% VAT) and out –of- pocket expenses, which estimate around 50 USD. The amount shall be paid when mentioned above matters complete. Invoices will be issued after the work is completed. We hope this proposal has addressed all of your requirements from our services. Should you have any questions in connection with the said matter, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
What is Work permit? Work permit is a generic term for a legal authorization which allows a person to take employment. It is most often used in reference to instances where a person is given permission to work in a country where one does not hold citizenship, but is also used in reference to minors, who in some jurisdictions require a permit in order to work. Who should apply for it? All enterprises and organizations recruiting foreign laborers to work in Vietnam, except:
  • Foreign laborers entering Vietnam to work for a period of less than 03 (three) months; and those entering Vietnam to resolve an emergency situation such as a breakdown or a technically or technologically complex situation which suddenly arises and which affects, or has the risk of affecting production or business and which Vietnamese experts and foreign experts in Vietnam are not able to resolve
  • Foreigners who are members of the Board of Management or member’s council (in the case of a limited liability company) established under Vietnamese laws with legal status
  • Foreigners who are head of representative offices or branches in Vietnam
  • Foreign lawyers to whom Ministry of Justice has issued a certificate to practice in accordance with laws
Non-compliance penalty:
  • A fine between VND5,000,000 to VND10,000,000 is applied to employers using foreign laborers who have no work permit.
  • Sanction of expelling foreign laborers is applied when foreigners working in Vietnam for over 3 months have no work permit or use the invalid work permits as stipulated in Clause 1, Article 133 of supplemented and amended Labor Code.

About GBS: Global Business Service (GBS) Co., Ltd is a leading commercial law firm in Vietnam providing business legal services, investment consulting, and other business support service (company formation, license arrangement, commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder arrangements and disputes, work permit, employment contracts, tax, consulting and financial advisory and executive search services). The GBS organization is focused on helping senior management and owners of mid-market organizations to reach their goals by providing practical, customized solutions and identifying and pursuing business opportunities in Vietnam. Contact us today via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: (+84-8) 35002828 for more information about our services or to request an estimate for your project.

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