Doing Approval Letter For Foreign Expert, Manager To Enter Vietnam

  • 04/05/2022
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Doing Approval letter for foreign expert, manager to enter Vietnam

Entry procedures for foreigners entering Vietnam according to the latest regulations in 2022. Vietnam will allow free entry without medical isolation. Experts and managers of foreigners entering Vietnam without a visa or any Approval letter.

In order to prevent and control the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic, Vietnam has recently implemented a number of measures and policies, including strengthening the entry and exit rules of foreigners. Therefore, the immigration of foreigners, especially foreign investors and professionals in enterprises, faces many challenges. Currently, after Vietnam officially opens entry operations, the Letter of Approval for foreign experts and managers to enter Vietnam is one of the few remaining procedures for foreign citizens to be able to enter Vietnam.

Requirements for foreign experts entering Vietnam in the period of 2020 – 2021

Before the spread of the disease, many countries have issued entry and exit restrictions to control the epidemic in the country. Vietnam also has similar policies on restricting entry for foreigners, especially during the period considered to be the peak of the Covid-19 epidemic, from the end of 2020 to the end of 2021.

Accordingly, Vietnam will stop issuing visas to tourists, only a few priority subjects will be allowed to enter during the epidemic season, including technical experts, investors, business managers, and skilled workers foreign. However, entry conditions and procedures for these subjects are also more stringent than before the epidemic.

Before applying or applying for a visa to enter according to the provisions of the immigration law, you must first obtain an entry confirmation with the state or provincial People's Committee, the province, the network or the central authority.

Entry procedures for the period 2020 - 2021 in Vietnam are very complicated

Second, Persons entering countries must carry out a full test for SAR-COV 2 virus before, during and after entering Vietnam.

Third, when entering Vietnam, foreign experts must be isolated for at least 21 days at a hotel selected as a quarantine facility. After that, we will continue to monitor and supervise so as not to spread to the community.

These restrictions on foreign visa requirements have created many difficulties for investors and business professionals. However, in an epidemic situation, this is a necessary control measure.

Now that the epidemic has been temporarily contained, the Vietnamese government has gradually restored the immigration policy to create favorable conditions for foreigners to enter Vietnam.

Requirements for foreign experts entering Vietnam after March 15, 2022

Starting from March 15, 2022, the Government of Vietnam will open the door to foreigners in general, especially foreigners who are experts and managers, to enter Vietnam in the form of visa exemption (for foreigners), temporary residence card, entry with permanent residence. This creates very favorable conditions for foreign experts to enter Vietnam, in order to promote socio-economic development, create an investment environment and economic cooperation between Vietnam and other countries.

Thanks to that, the number of people allowed to enter Vietnam is increasing day by day. Immigration procedures are also easy.

  • There is no need to obtain written approval for foreign experts and managers to enter Vietnam from the Provincial People's Committee.

  • There is no need for centralized medical isolation.

However, when entering by plane, people entering the country should note that the test results for SARS-CoV-2 must be negative before leaving the country. Road, water and rail intrusions should be tested in the same way as air entry methods. If the SARS-CoV-2 test result is not negative, the SARS-CoV-2 test should be run. First 24 hours of entry. Children under 2 years of age are exempt from the requirements of the test.

New policy simplifies regulations on entry to Vietnam

All arrivals must make a medical declaration prior to entry and use the Medical Declaration Form (PC-COVID) during their stay in Vietnam. You must self-monitor your health within 10 days of arrival.

In addition, in Resolution 32/NQ-CP dated March 15, 2022 of the Government, Vietnam has exempted visas for citizens of 13 countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Russia, Japan and Korea) are visa-free. Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Belarus). Specifically, regardless of passport type and entry purpose, the government will meet the following criteria and issue visas to citizens of 13 countries upon entry to Vietnam with a temporary stay period of 15 days from the date of entry.

The policy of visa exemption for citizens of the above countries when entering Vietnam is implemented for three years, from March 15, 2022 to the end of March 2025, the extension will be considered for extension according to regulations. Provisions of the law.

Notes when doing entry procedures for foreign experts entering Vietnam

Those who are allowed to enter Vietnam in the form of foreign experts or managers

Foreign experts are people with high qualifications and technical expertise who are invited to Vietnam by agents and organizations to work and consult and specialize in export processing zones and industrial parks and high technology,...

Vietnam has its own regulations on entry as experts and managers

These professionals are guaranteed entry by the competent authorities and organizations and arrange for them and their loved ones to live close to their place of work.

Other foreigners include international students, students applying for admission to schools across the country, and students applying for humanitarian, emergency and community treatment cases.

Documents to prepare for entry into Vietnam

  • The types of documents required for immigration procedures for foreign experts are as follows.

  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months

  • Certificate of integrity of the Covid-19 vaccine in accordance with the regulations of the competent authority.

  • The covid negative PCR test certificate is valid for 72 hours.

  • According to Vietnamese law, foreign professionals must provide professional qualifications and work experience in professional categories.

Ensuring the safety of experts and managers when entering Vietnam

In order for foreign professionals to successfully immigration in the complex epidemic development, the following issues need to be noted to ensure the safety of business professionals.

Submit all required documents and documents to the regulatory agency, including passports, exemption passports, use of medical records, and certificates of recovery from F0.

If the salesperson receives the full amount of the vaccine and recovers, he will self-monitor for 3 days at home. Negative PCR tests are then self-monitored for up to 14 days. Follow 5K epidemic prevention and avoid contact with many people during the quarantine process.

Preventing risks from the Covid-19 pandemic for foreign experts entering Vietnam

If professionals stay and continue to work in Vietnam after the above  period, they must comply with immigration laws and regulations related to the prevention and control of COVID-19 in Vietnam.

What is the role of a company that guarantees foreigners entering Vietnam as a professional?

  • Underwriting companies play a very important role in creating favorable conditions for foreign experts to enter Vietnam.

  • Prepare full dossiers and submit to competent authorities to help foreign experts enter Vietnam legally.

  • Apply for a work permit and some other documents for professionals working in Vietnam according to legal procedures

  • Underwriting companies assume all responsibility and liability for the guarantees of foreigners.

Policies to support investment after the Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnam

Like the rest of the world, Vietnam's economy has been hit hard by COVID-19, with GDP growth in the first half of 2021 being the slowest in 30 years. To minimize the negative economic consequences, the Government of Vietnam has lifted entry restrictions, and offered many incentives such as taxes, insurance, extension of land use tax and reduced interest rates for businesses both at home and abroad.

Investment activities in Vietnam become simpler with new enterprise law, new investment law, resolution 52 on digital economic transformation, simplified administrative procedures, changes and promulgation of regulations. . Suitable for many businesses. Please comply with the investment conditions. The government has decided to apply special investment incentives and support to encourage high-impact investment projects. Technology development policies are being concerned and promoted by the government, policies to encourage investment are applied in many fields.

Investment support policies are being promoted to attract capital from abroad

Due to the process of economic integration, the Vietnamese economy cannot avoid negative impacts, most of the economic indicators have dropped sharply. However, Vietnam still maintains a positive GDP growth rate of 2.91%. Vietnam's stock market during the Covid-19 pandemic also recovered strongly, liquidity increased, new investors were added, capital mobilization of the stock market for the economy increased by 20%.

To achieve the above results, in addition to timely, thorough and innovative disease prevention and management, the Government has used a variety of fiscal and monetary policies to help the private sector overcome the pandemic.

Thus, entry procedures for foreign experts and managers in Vietnam are now very simple, thanks to new regulations that took effect from March 15, 2022. The situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnam is also being controlled relatively well, signaling the return of vibrant economic activities in the next period.

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