Visa's and Work Permits 2015

There are still a couple of things in here that are a little confusing, it may be just the just the translation?, will seek further advice and confirm or correct later.

Vietnam: Visas and work permits for expatriates in Vietnam 2015
Last Updated: 15 September 2015

by Russin & Vecchi's lawyers

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.
source: http://www.mondaq.com/x/337212/work+vis … in+Vietnam

Hello,

It seems so complicated from what u wrote here.

I have ever proceeded this procedure for my expats when I was working for construction project (The French and Egyptians).

For the French: I applied visa for 6 months with multi-entrance and exit

For the Egyptians: 3 months visa with multi-entrance and exit because they are not granted visa with 6 months. Maximum is 3 months.

What I prepared to get visa:

1. Form for application (fill in).
2. Insured letter from Employer
3. Passport

If u need to get visa for your family member such as wife and children u need to submit an addition of marriage certificate (translated and notarized) and child's birth certificate.

That's it.
Good luck.

NaturalCoconutOil :

Hello,

It seems so complicated from what u wrote here.

I have ever proceeded this procedure for my expats when I was working for construction project (The French and Egyptians).

For the French: I applied visa for 6 months with multi-entrance and exit

For the Egyptians: 3 months visa with multi-entrance and exit because they are not granted visa with 6 months. Maximum is 3 months.

What I prepared to get visa:

1. Form for application (fill in).
2. Insured letter from Employer
3. Passport

If u need to get visa for your family member such as wife and children u need to submit an addition of marriage certificate (translated and notarized) and child's birth certificate.

That's it.
Good luck.

I didn't write it, it's the 2015 Visa and work Permits requirement in DETAIL, issued by a law firm.
Perhap if you told us what Visa's you applied for , it might be easier to understand what you wrote, .
Did these people you helped already have Work Permits??? Otherwise they would have had to leave , and re enter VN, AFTER applying for a Work permit, ( Since January 2015, but didn't really take effect until May 2015 ).
Also they didn't need a Multi Visa, as once they received their Work Permits they need to get a TRC.
OR were your workers only short term???? ( less than 12 months? ).

Very informative & detail info.

This lead me to realize what happen to those foreign employees working in VN on visa only without work permit for more than 2 years now?

will the government find out these foreign employees don't have work permit?

And if the government finds out what is the consequence/penalty?

ABCABCABC :

Very informative & detail info.

This lead me to realize what happen to those foreign employees working in VN on visa only without work permit for more than 2 years now?

will the government find out these foreign employees don't have work permit?

And if the government finds out what is the consequence/penalty?

Someone would have to dob them in first???? But if they have a workplace accident, or pissed someone off, etc, it would bring attention to them.

3.7 Consequences of working in Vietnam without a work permit

Except in the case of exemptions, a work permit is mandatory. An expatriate who works in Vietnam without a work permit may be deported within 15 working days from discovery. The employer's operation may be suspended for three months, and a maximum penalty of VND 75 million (approximately US$ 3,500) may be applied to the employer.

Maybe deported????? And here is a chance for the Govt to make some money??????
I've heard of several Chinese workers being deported, others somehow were given a WP, depends on how big the contract may have been?? ( And other circumstances, $'s , no doubt ).

Thanks for the info.

Next to the foreigner work permit issue I am also wondering If anyone knows the maximum # of employees an RO is allowed to have? And once we've reached that number what should the company do to be in legal operation.

ABCABCABC :

Thanks for the info.

Next to the foreigner work permit issue I am also wondering If anyone knows the maximum # of employees an RO is allowed to have? And once we've reached that number what should the company do to be in legal operation.

There is another thread here, VN Employment Manual, in 2 parts, probably in there somewhere, I remember seeing something about a VN company can have unlimited Foreigners working for it, ( Work Permitted of course ).

Good work bluenz  :)
Thanks for sharing!
:one

charmavietnam :

Good work bluenz  :)
Thanks for sharing!
:one

No problem, Hoping they will make it a sticky, ( and the Employment manual Pt1 and Pt2 ), too many threads on here on the same thing , and they get lost after a few days.

Good update.
Unfortunately, i'm sure there will be a new member next week who will start a thread titled -
" What's the latest news on visas and work permits?" ..............

and never bother to search for the info you posted.

jimbream :

Good update.
Unfortunately, i'm sure there will be a new member next week who will start a thread titled -
" What's the latest news on visas and work permits?" ..............

and never bother to search for the info you posted.

I asked the admins to make this and the Employment Manual thread " sticky's ", but doesn't look like it's going to happen, obviously they like more " traffic " with newbies asking the same repetitive annoying questions????

[at] bluenz > You should be more patient  :lol:  :dumbom:

Your topic is now a sticky one.

Thanks,

Priscilla  :cheers:

Hello everyone, I'm new here and was about to open a new thread to ask for information on work permits when, fortunately, saw this one.  :whistle:

Thanks you very much, Bluenz. But it seems that you copied that info from a page which states a terrifying "All Rights Reserved". Aren't you scared!?!? Well, sure not.  :D 

Here is a link to what seems to be the original text, which is also more readable since it is very well formatted. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to sound rude, but I'm pretty sure that everybody: the authors of the text, the people who want to read it, and the owner of that "Mondaq" page will be much more happy if you just write a link to the original publication.


Also, someone asked about limitations on number of foreign employers, right? I just read this line in the information:

1.3 Numerical limit

There is no limitation on the number of expatriates that can be employed by an employer.

Until now I have been reading that it is 3% for Vietnamese companies and 50 for multinationals, but maybe those limits have been removed. That are very good news for foreigners in Vietnam.  :top:

But it seems that you copied that info from a page which states a terrifying "All Rights Reserved". Aren't you scared!?!? Well, sure not.  :D 

This is VN, copyright, patents? LOL 

[link under review] to what seems to be the original text, which is also more readable since it is very well formatted. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to sound rude, but I'm pretty sure that everybody: the authors of the text, the people who want to read it, and the owner of that "Mondaq" page will be much more happy if you just write a link to the original publication.

The link only appears to work for the week the info is in the weekly email sent to subscribers, but maybe they archive it, I haven't tried that yet.

Also, someone asked about limitations on number of foreign employers, right? I just read this line in the information:

1.3 Numerical limit

There is no limitation on the number of expatriates that can be employed by an employer.
Until now I have been reading that it is 3% for Vietnamese companies and 50 for multinationals, but maybe those limits have been removed. That are very good news for foreigners in Vietnam.  :top:
This is the latest update, so it is good news.

I've unstick this thread until I make sure you can whether or not publish this article here .. You might be in VN, but we are not, and we take copyright related issues very seriously here

Julien :

I've unstick this thread until I make sure you can whether or not publish this article here .. You might be in VN, but we are not, and we take copyright related issues very seriously here

By deleting that part when I copied and pasted it, no one would have been any the wiser.  It was sent out in the weekly  e-mail from Nadaq newsletters, so anyone can read it. So much for copyright????

The article is definitely interesting ; we'll contact the authors and see if they allow us to publish their article

Kind regards,

julien

The stick has nothing to do with copyright. And now there is just a link. No reason to unstick it. Now, we must be fearing the noobs. You know, they will start opening those horrible repetitive threads without compassion just as this one goes to the second page. Or maybe they already started doing so yesterday? I think it is better to stick this thread again.  :|

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