In the context of global integration, Vietnamese Government has been creating more and more favorable conditions for enterprises in Vietnam to recruit foreign employees. However, in practice, the Work Permit (“WP”) application procedure is still facing many administrative difficulties, especially in localities due to differences in interpretation of laws and instructions on conditions and procedures.
Recently in Ho Chi Minh City, enterprises applying for approval of demand for recruiting foreign employees must prove that they have endeavored to recruit the Vietnamese for the same position. This requirement results in certain difficulties for enterprises, as we noticed below:
- Sudden change in practice of using explanation form
- Reasons for enterprises’ recruitment of foreign employees are considered more strictly (the enterprises have to prioritize recruiting Vietnamese employees)
- Time for processing an application is prolonged
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If you are facing any problem while applying for WPs for foreigners, please do not hesitate to contact Mazars for more specific and detailed advice.
[ENG] Mazars Legal alert - Enterprises must endeavor to recruit Vietnamese employees
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