Vietnam’s fast-growing economy offers plenty of opportunities for foreign investors. Its openness to international trade and fast economic growth has made the country an attractive investment destination.

A work permit is an important document that foreigners should have when taking up jobs in Vietnam for more than 3 months. The employer must apply it 15 days prior to the start of the foreign worker’s employment in the country.

The law of Vietnam states that all foreigners who will be taking up jobs in the country and will be working for at least three months must have a work permit. Working in Vietnam without the necessary permit is considered illegal and the labor contract will be deemed invalid.

The New Labor Code and the Amended Law on the Immigration of Foreigners In Vietnam have been passed recently. This New Amended Law On Immigration is due to take effect on July 1st, 2020 while the New Labor Code will start on January 1st, 2021.