ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Sep 2013

In September 2013, the government of Vietnam announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
Decree 102/2013/ND-CP on Foreign Nationals Working in Vietnam
http://www.eurochamvn.org/News/EuroCham_News/Decree_1022013NDCP_on_Foreign_Nationals_Working_in_Vietnam


Inception date: 01 Nov 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Labour market access

On September 6, 2013, the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs adopted. Decree 102/2013/ND-CP. It authorises the exemption of skilled foreign workers from the obligation to obtain a work permit. The following categories of foreign workers benefit from the measure:

  • Teachers working for foreign universities or organisationsin Vietnam. 
  • Foreigners who hold a Master's Degree orequivalent and work in the area of consultation, teaching, research at educationalorganisation for a period of less than 30 days. 
  • Foreigners that work for foreign centralauthorities or cent political/social organisations.

 
In addition, the new decree introduces the new category 'Technical Workers' (previously, the only acceptable positions were for managers, executives or experts). Technical Workers can be assigned to work in Vietnam provided that they possess qualifications of at least 1 year of study/training in a technical field and a minimum of 3 years of labour experience in the respective field. 
 
Decree 102/2013/ND-CP will take effect on November 1, 2013.
 

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