In recent days, the Covid-19 pandemic situation in Vietnam has witnessed many ups and downs. The fact that the number of positive cases increases daily and the virus evolves by environments is making disease control more difficult than before. Yet, Vietnamese border is still open for foreign experts to enter Vietnam in order to maintain their normal work in, but the requirements are much stricter than before.
In accordance with the measure to prevent Covid-19 of the Government in the current circumstances, entry into Vietnam has been highly limited. However, diplomats, officials, investors, experts, highly skilled labors, and international students are allowed to enter. Specifically, for employment purposes, the following foreigners are allowed to enter Vietnam:
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the basic procedure for obtaining entry permission must go through the following steps:
If the sponsored company is located in Ho Chi Minh city and the expatriate enter Vietnam via Tan Son Nhat airport:
If the sponsored company is located in another province, the steps to take are:
Besides, since the procedure to complete each step is decided by each province in Vietnam separately, the company and foreigners may fulfill other requirements and steps requested by the local authorities.
The required documents are applied to companies/organizations and foreigner labors in accordance with requirements of the Vietnamese Government (namely Decree 152/2020-CP) as follows:
Foreign workers working in Vietnam must have appropriate experience, qualification and working title as prescribed as follows:
Group titles of management:
Group titles of expert
Group titles of technical worker
For family members of the expatriates, please provide:
Important Note: All documents issued in foreign countries (degrees, diplomas, certificates of experience, marriage certificate, birth certificate, family registration certificate ...) must be consular legalized and notarized translation into Vietnamese before using in Vietnam.
Currently, to ensure the implementation of safety measures to prevent and combat Covid-19, the Vietnam Immigration Department encourage foreigners to receive their visa at the Vietnam diplomatic authorities (Embassy or Consulate) in their home country before departure rather than at the airport in Vietnam like before.
Required documents for preparation:
Foreigners are advised to contact the Embassy or Consulate in advance for an appointment and instruction because the procedure at different agencies is different and depend on the pandemic prevention policies at the host country.
One critical thing to do before entering Vietnam is to register for quarantine. At present, all cases of entry in Vietnam (including foreigners and Vietnamese citizens) must be quarantined immediately after their entry from 14-21 days at the paid places approved by the local authority. After that, they must continue to self-isolate for 7 days at your residence.
The procedure to register for quarantine is similar to booking before your travel:
Therefore, do not forget the reservation of transportation and booking the isolation place in advance.
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