VIETNAM – Operating Offices Now Eligible to Apply for Work Permit Exemption for Intra-Company Transferees

Effective 1 February 2017, Circular 35 provides guidance on the implementation of Decree 11 of 2016, and details rules for intra-company transfers to Vietnam that operate in one of the 11 Service Sectors specified in Vietnam’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) commitments.

The only rule change is that Operating Offices (“Văn phòng điều hành”) operating in one of the 11 specified sectors are now eligible to apply for a work permit exemption (WPE) instead of a work permit for intra-company transferees.

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