New regulation for work permit in Vietnam.

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Regarding the new regulation for work permit for foreigner working in Vietnam that takes effect fromNovember 1st 2013, S&B Law would like to provide the information as follows:

 On September 6th, 2013, the new Decree 102/2013/ND-CP, issued by Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), provides guidelines on the management of foreign nationals working in Vietnam.

 According to New Decree, the process of obtaining work permit has no change much. However, there is a requirement from Government that the applicant must satisfy the written approval for using foreign employee issued by Chairman of Provincial People Committee ( for example Hochiminh City People’s Committee).

 This new Decree will take effect on November 1st, 2013 and shall replace Decree 34/2008/ND-CP dated 25 March 2008 and Decree 46/2011/ND-CP dated 17 June 2011.