Inception date: 01 Aug 2011 | Removal date: open ended
Foreigners who do not have work permits will not be issued a work visa, and foreigners working without a work permit or holding an expired work permit will be deported.
When applying for the extension of work permit for a foreigner, a training contract, signed between the employer and a Vietnamese person who will be trained to replace the foreigner, must be attached. Previously, a document stating the reason why no such provision has been made was sufficient at the time of application.
Investors and Contractors in their tender invitations/bids have to specify their requirements for foreign and Vietnamese workes and an employment plan; Vietnamese workers are to be given priority
Employers must advertise their requirements, in central and local Vietnamese newspapers, before recruiting foreign employees. The Spouse of a foreign diplomat is not allowed to work in Vietnam unless a bilateral agreement for the purpose exists, and even in this case a work permit is required.
The Department of Labour has to supply details regarding all foreigners holding work permits to the Ministry of Public Security