Conditions for foreign workers to work in Vietnam

thg 3 24, 2021 thuy.nguyen

Conditions for foreign workers to work in Vietnam are specified in Article 151 of the Labor Code No. 45/2019/QH14, effective from January 1st, 2021.

Foreign workers who work in Vietnam are foreign citizens and must satisfy the following conditions:

a) Being 18 years or older and having full civil act capacity.

b) Having professional qualifications, skills and working experience; be healthy as prescribed by the Minister of Health.

c) Not being a person who is currently serving a sentence, or his/her criminal record has not been cleared yet or is being examined for penal liability in accordance with foreign or Vietnamese laws.

d) Having a work permit issued by a competent Vietnamese state agency, except for the case specified in Article 154 of this Code.

2. The term of the labor contract for the foreign worker working in Vietnam must not exceed the term of the work permit. When employing foreign workers to work in Vietnam, the two parties may agree to enter the definite-term labor contracts by many times.

3. Foreign workers working in Vietnam must comply with Vietnamese labor law and be protected by Vietnamese law, except for international treaties to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a contracting party with other regulations.