ANNOUNCEMENT 06 Sep 2013In September 2013, the government of Vietnam announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
Decree 102/2013/ND-CP on Foreign Nationals Working in Vietnam
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:
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.