Work Permit

Vietnam work permit service for foreigners

What is a Work Permit?

Individuals seeking to work temporarily in Vietnam as nonimmigrants are required by Vietnamese immigration law to obtain a work permit, with the exception of organizations, companies, or individuals who qualify for a work permit exemption certificate. While it is possible to apply for a work permit directly through Vietnam’s Department of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs, the process can be confusing and difficult for many, particularly first-time applicants who may face long lines, complex forms, and waitlists.

With Express Vietnam, clients can stay up-to-date with the latest requirements and regulations governing Vietnamese work permits, receive guidance on the work permit exemption process, streamline the document submission process, receive legal review and anti-rejection checks, and have peace of mind knowing that all the necessary procedures are being handled properly. In addition, clients can receive quick, real-time updates on their work permit applications.

What type of work permit can Express Vietnam provide?

  • Foreign managers’ work permit
  • Foreign experts’ work permit
  • Foreign technical workers’ work permit
  • English/Yoga teachers’ work permit
  • Work permit exemption certificate application
  • Work permit extension
  • Renewal of Work permit application

Processing Time​

Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City applications takes 18-25 working days.
  • Keep in mind that processing work permits take time as it depends on the Vietnamese officials who approve applications.
  • Per Person
$1,800 USD
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How to apply for Vietnam Work Permit

Contact us for an initial consultation and assessment for free!

Contact our experts on our express hotline at +84 943 029 865 for a fast and easy Work permit appointment, consultation and a free service quote. We will review all the your documents for initial assessment.

Gather important documents

Prepare all the required documents as discussed on the consultation and sign then submit them to our online portal. Once we receive and validated your documents, our team will process your application to the designated authorities until the issuance of your work permit.

Claim your Vietnam Temporary Residence

You will be notified for the official release date and claiming location of you work permit. Our team of experts will always be by your side to guide you until the end! So we will have another consultation on the next steps you should do.

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Frequently Asked Question for Clients​

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01 Who needs a Vietnam visa?

A valid visa is required for almost all foreigners to enter Vietnam, except for those whose nationalities are included in the Vietnam visa exemption list approved by the Vietnam Government. The Vietnam visa exemption is granted to the following:

  1. Citizens of Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Laos for visits of 30 days at the maximum.
  2. Citizens of the Philippines for visits of 21 days at the maximum.
  3. Citizens of Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, and Finland for visits of 15 days at the maximum.
  4. Citizens of Brunei, Myanmar for visits of 14 days at the maximum.
  5. Citizens of France holding valid diplomatic or official passports for visits of 90 days at the maximum or several visits of 6 months at the maximum.
  6. Citizens of Chile holding valid diplomatic or official passports for visits of 90 days at the maximum.
  7. APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Holders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies for visits of 60 days at the maximum.
  8. Citizens of the UK, Italy, Germany, Spain, and France for visits of 15 days at maximum until June 30, 2020.
  9. Citizens of Belarus for visits of 15 days at maximum until June 30, 2020
02 What if my passport expired? Can I apply for a visa to Vietnam?

If your passport is expired, you cannot apply for your Vietnam visa. Please renew your passport before applying for a visa to Vietnam.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from your date of arrival in Vietnam.

03 I am a Vietnamese, currently living overseas with a foreign nationality, how can I get a Vietnam visa?

As Vietnamese overseas, you are kindly advised to choose either of the two following options:

  1. Apply for a visa exemption by visiting Vietnam Embassy/Consulate. For further information about Vietnam visa exemption for Vietnamese overseas, please read this link
  2. If you want to save time, you could apply for a Vietnam visa online with Express Vietnam.
04 What if my Vietnam visa is about to expire?

If your Vietnam visa is about to expire and you wish to stay in Vietnam for longer than your visa, you need to get it renewed. You should do it at least 10 days in advance. Contact us on Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger and we can help start your renewal process.