How to apply for Vietnam work visa to work in Vietnam

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Foreigners seeking employment in Vietnam require a work visa (LD visa) alongside a work permit. This article delves into procedures for obtaining a Vietnam work visa specifically for employment purposes.

  1. Key Stages of the Application Process:

The application process for a Vietnam work visa involves two primary stages:

Stage 1: Employer-Initiated Work Permit Application

Demand on Using Foreign Workers: The Vietnamese employer must submit a written request (Demand on Using Foreign Workers) to the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (DOLISA) in the relevant locality. This request details the specific position requiring a foreign worker, the justification for hiring a foreigner, and the qualifications sought.

Supporting Documents: The employer must provide supporting documents alongside the Demand on Using Foreign Workers, including:

  • A certified copy of the company's business registration certificate.
  • A detailed job description for the position requiring a foreign worker.
  • Proof of efforts to recruit Vietnamese citizens for the position (optional but recommended).
  • DOLISA Approval: DOLISA reviews the application and supporting documents. Upon approval, DOLISA issues a document granting permission to employ a foreign worker for the specified position (Approval of Demand on Using Foreign Workers).

Stage 2: Foreigner's Work Visa Application

Work Permit Application: Once the employer receives the Approval of Demand on Using Foreign Workers, the foreign applicant can proceed with the work permit application. The employer assists the applicant in gathering required documents, which typically include:

  • A completed work permit application form.
  • A valid passport with sufficient remaining validity (typically at least six months beyond the intended work visa validity period).
  • Two passport-sized photographs.
  • Educational certificates and diplomas relevant to the position.
  • Proof of work experience relevant to the position.
  • A medical certificate issued in Vietnam or a legalized medical certificate issued abroad, along with a certified Vietnamese translation.
  • A criminal background check certificate from the applicant's home country (requirements may vary).

Visa Application Submission: The applicant submits the complete work permit application package to the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in their home country. The application may also be submitted in Vietnam under specific circumstances.

Visa Issuance: Upon successful work permit approval by Vietnamese authorities, the embassy or consulate will issue the work visa.

How to apply for Vietnam work visa to work in Vietnam
How to apply for Vietnam work visa to work in Vietnam
  1. Important Considerations:

Validity Period: Work visas are typically issued for a period not exceeding two years and can be renewed upon meeting specific criteria.

Multiple Entries: While work visas often allow for multiple entries, ensure the validity period aligns with your needs.

Employer Sponsorship: The employer plays a crucial role in sponsoring the work visa application and obtaining the work permit.

Legal Counsel: Consulting with a qualified Vietnamese immigration attorney is highly recommended to navigate the specific requirements and potential complexities of the application process.

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