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DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR INVALIDS AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS ARE TESTING ONLINE PORTAL FOR WORK PERMIT APPLICATIONS
10 April 2017
A draft circular By MOLISA released in January this year, introduced a nationwide portal for online submission and management of work permit application process.
VIETNAM PILOT FOR E-VISAS. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
04 April 2017
Further to the decision of the National assembly in November last year to approve the plan to allow foreign visitors to apply visa online and after a slight delay in implementation, the implementation decree 07/2017/ND-CP issued on January 25 went into force on February 1.
One year Vietnam visa granted to US Nationals
15 September 2016
Further to the approval by the National assembly of Vietnam in April this year on the issuance of one year visa for US Nationals...
VIETNAM VISAS WAIVER PROGRAM EXTENDED FOR 1 YEAR
04 July 2016
Vietnam has issued resolution 56 dated June 30 which confirms the extension of its visa waiver program for five European countries for an additional one year.
NEW DECREE 11/2016/ND-CP IMPLEMENTING THE LABOR CODE RELATED TO FOREIGN NATIONALS WORKING IN VIETNAM
18 February 2016
The new Decree 11/2016/ND-CP, issued by MOLISA on February 3, 2016, details the implementation of articles of the labor code on the management of foreign nationals working in Vietnam. This new decree includes the basic implementation guidelines on issuance of Work Permit and on deportation of foreign nationals working in Vietnam without work permit.
Interview with VTV - Visa exemption for five additional EU countries
03 September 2015
Vietnam waives visas for nationals of five EU countries (Nationals of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK)
The New Immigration Law Has Been Approved by the National Assembly of Vietnam and Will Take Effect on January 1, 2015
17 July 2014
The National Assembly of Vietnam approved the new immigration law on June 14, 2014. The new law is expected to come into effect on January 1, 2015.
New Resolution 47/NQ-CP Has Relaxed The Conditions Of Qualification Required For Work Permit Issuance For Foreign Experts And Specialists
17 July 2014
The Government of Vietnam agrees to adjust conditions for some categories of foreign experts and specialists working in Vietnam. The Government also proposed amendments to Decree No. 102/2013/NĐ-CP (dated September 5th, 2013) which provides details on the implementation of a number of Articles of the Labor Code in regard to foreign employees working in Vietnam.
Tips On The Preparation Of Work Permit Application.
17 July 2014
Decree No. 102/2013/NĐ-CP dated September 5th, 2013 and circular No 03-2014-TT-BLDTBXH have brought several changes on the preparation of work permits for foreign nationals working in Vietnam. There has been a lot of confusion and frustration as a result of these new regulations. Below are few tips to avoid delay in the preparation of work permit in Vietnam.
New Guidance Circular #3 on Decree 102/2013/ND-CP Related to Foreign Nationals Working in Vietnam
25 February 2014
As you may know, MOLISA issued Decree 102/2013/ND-CP on September 6, 2013 (effective November 1, 2013). This Decree detailed new provisions in the labor code for the management of foreign nationals working in Vietnam. After nearly 4 months of delays and confusion, the Guidance Circular that provides clarity for the correct implementation of Decree 102 was finally issued on February 24.

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