Vietnam Legal News

PM launches legal aid program for SMEs during 2021-25

By 2025, at least 30 percent of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and 60 percent of their legal aid providers will be provided with legal retraining so that they will be able to mitigate their legal risks during business operation. This is the main point of Prime Minister Decision 81/QD-TTg dated January 19, approving a […]

Foreigners in Vietnam to get visa online

Visa for foreigners living in Vietnam will be issued online via the National Public Service Portal in 2021. It is among more than 50 public services to be provided in the portal this year as approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Among those services, 11 are in the group of administrative procedures related to resident management, […]

UKVFTA Officially Becomes Effective Since May 1, 2021

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung on March 26 chaired a ceremony to exchange official notes between Viet Nam and the UK confirming the effective date of the UK-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA). The UKVFTA was officially inked on December 29, 2020 in London, the UK and has temporarily taken effect since […]

VN tightens control of temporary import and re-export goods

From January 1, 2021, goods for temporary import for re-export and transit are imported or re-exported out of Viet Nam via terrestrial border, the import or re-export must be implemented at international border checkpoints or primary border checkpoints (bilateral border checkpoints).   The regulation is stipulated at Circular 09/2020/TT-BCT, dated May 14, 2020 of the Ministry […]

Regarding lease of offices by FDI enterprises

Official letter No. 6260/BXD-QLN dated December 28th, 2020 of the Ministry of Construction regarding guidelines on the activity of leasing unused office areas. Accordingly, foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises need to base on Article 10, point a Clause 3 Article 11 of the Law on Real estate trading and Article 5 of Decree No. 76/2015/ND-CP to determine whether or […]

Social insurance regimes for foreign workers in Vietnam

Is it compulsory for foreign workers to be covered by social insurance in Vietnam? Employment of foreigners to meet production and business requirements which domestic workers cannot satisfy is a practical need of enterprises in the country. However, as per Article 2 of Government Decree 143/2018/ND-CP, when being employed in the country, a foreigner is […]

Foreign experts not subject to 14-day mandatory quarantine

Viet Nam has lifted 14-day mandatory quanratine for foreign experts, investors, managers and diplomats entering the country for less than 14 days, according to the latest instructions issued by the Ministry of Health. However, all entrants shall have to strictly and fully comply with the country’s regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control, including wearing face […]

Publication of the English brochure of the Ministry of Justice to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Vietnam Day of Justice (28/8/1945 – 28/8/ 2020)

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Vietnam Day of Justice (28/8/1945 – 28/8/2020), with the approval of the leaders of the Ministry, Department of International Cooperation has closely cooperated with other agencies under the Ministry, especially the Judicial Publishing House, to develop and complete an introduction document to the Ministry of Justice in English […]

Laws take effect since 2020

VGP – A number of laws will take effect since 2020, which are expected to make progress in the nation’s socio-economic development.  The Law on Public Investment 2019, coming into force since January 1, 2020, has some new amendments in spheres of the public investment resources,promoting decentralization for localities in deciding public investment projects, vigorously reforming method of planning and enhancing openness and transparency […]

Regarding foreign investor’s purchase of shares in 100% Vietnamese educational company

Official letter No. 3228/BGDDT-HTQT dated July 29th, 2019 of the Ministry of Education and Training regarding foreign investor’s purchase of shares in 100% Vietnamese company operating in education in Vietnam According to Clause 2 Article 5 of Decree No. 86/2018/ND-CP, foreign investors are allowed to contribute capital, purchase shares of 100% Vietnamese schools and schools […]