Foreign specialists’ work permit processing time to be shortened

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According to the Circular 24 on the implementation of Section 6, Article 14, Government’s Decree 87 dated 22 September 2014 on the attractions for Vietnamese expatriates specializing in science and technology and foreign specialists working in the sectors of science and technology in Vietnam, the work permit processing time for Vietnamese expatriates and foreign specialists working in the fields of science and technology in Vietnam, as of 1 October, will be reduced from 10 days to 3 days.

The circular 24 applies to Vietnamese expatriates and foreign specialists working in scientific and technological sectors in Vietnam, and the organizations where their services are employed. According to the new Circular, those organizations must submit 1 set of documents to apply for the work permits (Vietnam work permit) directly or by post or by email via http://www.vieclamvietnam.gov.vn to the Bureau of Employment of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in at least 10 days, in lieu of the current 15-day deadline, from the planned initial work day of the scientific and technological specialists in Vietnam.

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