Foreign employees in VIETNAM

Exclusive service
on compliance
procedures

Who are the foreign
employees in Vietnam?

  • Executing the labor contracts
  • Working as managers, chief executive officers, experts, technicians
  • Internal reassignments
  • Enforcing contracts or agreements
  • Working for foreign non-governmental or international organizations in Vietnam

What are the required
procedures that employees
in Vietnam shall keep in mind?

Foreigners who are working in Vietnam shall be complied with the local laws and regulations to avoid and prevent violations in adance, keep your good standing in the optimal manner.

  • Visa for experts and businessmen
  • Work permit
  • Temporary residence card
  • Personal income tax
  • Compulsory insurances
  • Labor contracts, Employment records and relations
  • Rights and obligation of Chief of representative offices and Legal representatives of a business entity | Direct investment in Vietnam | Other procedures at the local competent state agencies.
  • Legalized and notarized translations of overseas papers | Local banks accounts and remittances | Manage contracts | Buy, rent and purchase housing
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VIVA is a business consulting company, specializes in business compliance procedures according to local business laws and regulations since 2006. VIVA has been continuously trusted by thousands of well-known clients since 2006.

 

 

We are creating added value for client’s by offering exclusive and tailored-made services related to market entry and business compliance. We keep our clients good standing in optimal manners whenever they are working and doing business in Vietnam.

Visa

In Vietnam, there are many types of entry visas with different symbols and time limits, meanwhile the 05 most popular visa symbols and time limits are:

  • Symbol ĐT has time limits of visa from 12 months and does not exceed 10 years – Issued to foreign investors in Vietnam.
  • Symbol LĐ has time limits of visa not exceed 2 years – Issued to people who come to work.
  • Symbol DN has time limits of visa not exceed 12 months – Issued to people who come to work with companies in Vietnam.
  • Symbol TT has time limits of visa not exceed 12 months – Issued to foreigners that are parent, spouse, children under 18 years of age of the foreigners issued the above visas.
  • Symbol DL: Issued to tourists.

Work permit in Vietnam

There are regulations on issuance of work permits for foreigners in Vietnam and cases of expulsion of foreign workers who are working in Vietnam without the work permits.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Employees who are foreign citizens moving to Vietnam for employment for the purpose of:

  • Executing the labor contracts or Internal reassignments.
  • Enforcing contracts or agreements on business, commerce;
  • Providing services under contracts.
  • Offering services.
  • Working for foreign non-governmental organizations or international organizations in Vietnam.
  • Taking charge of establishing the commercial presence.
  • Working as managers, chief executive officers, experts, technicians
  • Participating in the execution of bid contracts and projects in Vietnam.

 

WHAT ARE CONDITIONS FOR ISSUING THE WORK PERMIT IN VIETNAM?

  • The Employees are manager, chief executive officer, expert, or technician.
  • The employment of the foreign worker is approved in writing by a state competent authority.
  • The worker’s health is fit for working and the worker is not a criminal or liable to criminal prosecution in accordance with the Vietnam law and the foreign country’s law.

Temporary residence card (TRC)

A temporary residence card is a multiple visa valid from 2 to 5 years for expats who want to reside for a definite period of time in Vietnam. However, depending on each case the temporary residence card can be issued for a different period of time and also required different documents.

  • A foreigner who is a member of the board director of the stock corporation.
  • A foreigner who is a member of the two members limited liability company or more.
  • Relatives of the temporary residence cardholder include parents, spouse, and children.
  • A foreign lawyer who is licensed to practice following Vietnam law by the Vietnam Ministry of Justice.
  • A foreigner who is granted a working permit in all kinds of businesses or representative offices of foreign companies.
  • A foreigner who is the owner of the one member limited liability company;
  • Professionals, students, trainees who are in the national working or studying programs which are signed between the ministries was approved by the Government.

  • Expired temporary residence cards will be considered for the issuance of a new card.
  • The duration of TRC is at least 01 month shorter than the duration of the passport.
  • Temporary residence cards with the code LĐ, PV1 have a term of no more than 02 years.
  • Temporary residence cards with the code NN1, NN2, TT have not more than 03 years.
  • Temporary residence cards with the code NG3, LV1, LV2, ĐT, and DH have a term of no more than 10 years.

Permanent residence card (PRC)

A permanent residence card (PRC) is a paper granted by immigration authorities to foreigners who are allowed to permanently reside in Vietnam and have validity longer than a Visa. Conditions and dossiers for the application of permanent residence cards for foreigners in Vietnam are flexible depend cases.

 

CONDITIONS FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE CARD APPLICATION

  • Foreigners who are legal residents.
  • Foreigners who have stable incomes ensure their livings in Vietnam.
  • Foreigners who are resided in Vietnam for 3 years or more.
  • Foreigners who are sponsored by their parents, spouses or children who are Vietnamese citizens permanently residing in Vietnam.

Management of payroll and employment relations

We manage the labor relations  which are basically required by local laws and regulations:

  • Relations between employees with company in signing and implementation of labor contracts,
  • Relations between company with Insurances and Labor agencies in reporting and payments,
  • Relations between company with Tax Department in reporting, payments and annual settlement.

 

SOME TYPICAL PROCEDURES:

  • Employee profile
  • Performance of labor contracts
  • Modification, supplementation and termination of labor contracts
  • Wages: Minimum wage, Formulation of wage scales, Forms of wage payment, Wage payment period, Allowances, subsidies, wage raise and other incentives, Bonuses…
  • Payroll management and procedures
  • Working time and rest time
  • Labor discipline and material responsibilities
  • Compulsory social insurance – Trade unions – Personal income tax
  • Update and apply for new regulations from the authorities

OTHER SECRETARIAL SERVICES

 

Our secretarial services help you more convenience and efficiency in working and doing business in Vietnam:

  • Open bank accounts for: Payment, saving, direct or in-direct investment.
  • Private banking services: Manage required papers and procedures for every transactions as per local laws.Overseas remittance and loans.
  • Direct Investment in Vietnam.
  • In-direct Investment in Vietnam.
  • Buy, rent and purchase housing
  • Manage contracts and representative for the deals. Legalized and notarized translations of overseas papers
  • Exlusive counsel fothe Chief of representative office and Legal representatives of a business entity.

Foreign chief of representative office (CRO)

  • In the absence from Vietnam
  • Responsible within the power of attorney
  • Authorized to sign, adjust or supplement contracts
  • Responsible for activities out of the scope of authorization
  • In case the chief is absent from Vietnam for a period of longer than 30 days without any authorization
  • Employee profile and exclusive rights and obligations of a chief of representative office related to labor relations – tax – compulsory insurances in Vietnam

  • In case the chief is absent from Vietnam for a period of longer than 30 days without any authorization
  • Employee profile and exclusive rights and obligations of a chief of representative office related to labor relations – tax – compulsory insurances in Vietnam

How is Viva Standard
Operation Process?

We adhere to the service process according to the following rules:

  • Understand client's requirements and expectations
  • Design your own solution and browser
  • Provide well-trained personnel and a management system to enforce - secure - deliver beyond expectation results
  • Constantly and frequently updated - improving local laws and regulations and working practices to optimize benefits for client's
  • Maintain service quality - the trust and confidence of client's as one of our priceless assets

VIVA BUSINESS CONSULTING

VIVA is a business consulting company, specializes in business compliance procedures according to local business laws and regulations since 2006. VIVA has been continuously trusted by thousands of well-known clients since 2006.

We are creating added value for clients by offering exclusive and tailored-made services related to market entry and mandatory business compliances. We keep our client’s good standing in lawful and optimal manners whenever they are working and doing business in Vietnam.

 

WHO WE ARE

VIVA is a business consultant in mandatory compliance procedures in Vietnam since 2006. The insights and consistent backgrounds in Business Laws – Accounting and Corporate Finance – Tax Management – Labor Relations and Payroll – Secretarial services help us build trust and confidence in the entrepreneurs’ community.

Our expertise and leaders are being inherent and integrated with the local business environment since the very beginning of Vietnam’s opening and international economic integration, thanks to augmented relations and reformed policies, accordingly Vietnam has been developing since joining the WTO in 2007 and has already signed 12 bilateral and multilateral Free Trade Agreements.

Our extensive expertise and management system facilitates us to connect local business resources and be ready to deliver exclusive services with solutions that exceed all standard limits and satisfy all expectations of our clients.

We proudly have accompanied and contributed to the establishment, operation and development of thousands of local businesses and greater than that number for foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam.

Our Logo is our Brand name, our signature, it states our faith – independence – transparence – and loyalty for client’s interest. The signature is commitment and honor on our outstanding expertise and professionalism. It is the symbol of good standing for our clients whenever they are doing business with customers, partners, the local competent state agencies…

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