Vietnamese government policy :
The Vietnamese government incites the foreign companies and the Vietnamese companies to hire first and foremost the citizens of Vietnamese nationality to work in Vietnam.
A foreign company or a Vietnamese company should always justify the surplus value that the foreigner worker will bring compared to a Vietnamese worker on the same post to be filled.
The surplus value is justifiable by the degrees, the skills, the professional experiences which are based on 5 years and especially by the current needs of the Vietnamese government to promote the development of Vietnam.
The documents required for an expatriate to work in Vietnam :
The work permit :
The expatriate must have a work contract with a company to obtain a
work permit in Vietnam.
He must also present the investment license of the company in which he works.
The investment license :
The expatriate must have an authorization of the Vietnamese government, the investment license in Vietnam, to create a legal company in the Vietnamese territory.
Note : The Vietnamese government often requires a hefty amount of investment.
The resident card :
The expatriate must be the holder of a work permit or an investment license to obtain a resident card in Vietnam and reside for a long time on the Vietnamese territory.
The professional or business visa :
The expatriate must obtain a professional or business visa in Vietnam to search a work or to start a professional activity as an employee within a company.
Note : For the Vietnamese government, it is better for the expatriate salaried to make quickly a request for a work permit rather than renew a professional visa every three months.