Performance on online issuance of work permit to foreign workers in Vietnam

Under Circular 23/2017/TT-BLDTBXH of the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, as from 2 October 2017, the application dossier for approval for demand for employment of foreign workers; issuance and re-issuance of work permit, certificate of foreign workers eligible for work permit exemption in Vietnam will be conducted via online network through the portal service.

Accordingly, for the activities mentioned above, the employer will create an account to access website http://dvc.vieclamvietnam.gov.vn/  and submit the application as instruction therein. Once the online application has been verified in compliance with the laws, the employer will submit such application dossier directly or via post to the licensing authority. Within eight (08) working hours as from receipt of a valid original application dossier, the licensing authority will give the results to the employer.

The time line for the licensing authority to respond online application dossier in each case is as follows:

  • Approval for the demand for employment of foreign workers: within twelve (12) days from the date of receipt of the valid application dossier.
  • Issuance of Work Permit: within seven (07) working days from the date of receipt of the valid application dossier.
  • Re-issuance of Work Permit: within seven (07) working days from the date of receipt of the valid application dossier.
  • Certification of foreign workers eligible for work permit exemption working in Vietnam: within three (03) working days from the date of receipt of the valid application for certification of foreign workers working in Vietnam who are eligible for work permit exemption.