Vietnam – New Notification Requirement for Early Termination of Work Permits

What has changed

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has issued a circular which re-introduces the requirement to notify provincial Departments of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (DeLISA) of early termination of work permits. The circular also introduces new work permit application forms. Implementation of the new requirements is ongoing and varies by province.

Who is affected

Clients who have hired or intend to employ foreign nationals in Vietnam.

What to expect

Early Termination Notification Requirement:

No official form has been introduced for this termination notification process, and labor authorities will only confirm receipt of either the notification report or the original work permit, depending on the province.

  • DeLISA in Ho Chi Minh City has requested to be notified in writing by the sponsoring entity of early termination of a work permit. The original work permit should be collected and kept by the host entity.
  • DeLISA in Hanoi requests the return of the original work permit if it is terminated early.

No notification is required for a work permit that is terminated because it has expired.

What you need to do

Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for assistance in developing the appropriate immigration strategy based on case background.

This alert was prepared with information provided by Newland Chase.