Required documents for work permit

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For granting of work permit for foreign employee, the employer and employee need to prepare the following documents:

– Health Certificate granted abroad (to be legalized and translated into Vietnamese) or in Vietnam accordance with the regulations issued by Vietnam Ministry of Health.

– The writen document comfirms that the foreign employee is not a crime or prosecuted for criminal responsibility (Judicial Record) and this document issued within 180 days from the granting date to the date of filing by the competent authorities of home country where the foreign employee resides.

Notwithstanding above, at this moment, according to the labour regulations, foreigner must apply for Judicial Record issued by Vietnam competent authorities (if the employee requests, the Consultant will assist in obtaining it).

– Certificate of university graduation (to be legalized and translated into Vietnamese) that must be suitable for the recruiting position.

– For foreign employees shall be employed as management, director, they must have the following documents:

Papers proving that foreign employees who have worked as managers, executives: work permit or employment contract or appointment decision determines that foreign employee has held management positions, executive director

Such above confirmation papers must be issued by the previous authority, organization, and/or company that foreign employee worked for.

Foreign employee who shall be employed as an expert must have following documents:

Document proving that foreign employee has level of engineer, bachelor or equivalent level, or higher degree and has worked for at least 5 years in his/her trained sector that is suitable for the expected position in Vietnam

The confirmation document as said above is issued by competent authorities or organization or company.

– For the foreign employees who shall be employed as technical workers, they must have the following documents:

Documents issued by foreign competent authorities, organization, or company to certify that foreign employee had been trained for technical course for at least 1 year.

Documents proving that foreign employee has worked for at least 3 years in his/her trained sector that is suitable for the expected position in Vietnam.

– The written approval for employment of foreign workers given by the chairperson of the provincial-level People’s Committee (the Consultant will assist in obtaining).

– Two color photos (4 cm x 6 cm, bareheaded, frontal, clear face and two ears, no glasses, white background) taken within 6 months by the date the dossier is submitted.

– A copy of the passport which is valid in accordance with law.