If you’re planning to work in Vietnam or Ho Chi Minh City for over three months, a work permit is required. The employer must apply for a work permit within 15 days of employment before the foreign worker starts with his or her employment. Processing time usually takes up to 10 business days.

What is the application process for a foreigner to get a work permit in Ho Chi Minh City?

The process is relatively simple. All you have to do is to complete the following documents and then you’re all set. It sounds easy but this might take some time to accomplish. First on the list is a letter from your employer that confirms your position in the country. You should also prepare three passport photos.

The next thing you’ll need is a health check-up. You need to secure a certificate from a hospital in your home country or in Vietnam and you also need to obtain a criminal record check from your home country.

Once you have all the necessary documents, you may now complete your application forms. When all is accomplished, submit all your papers and forms to the Department of Labour in Vietnam.

For information on work permits go to Working Out Your Work Permit

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