HCMC – The Vietnam Immigration Department and the relevant agencies have jointly issued visas for nearly 3,000 foreigners comprising experts, investors, managers and highly-skilled employees to enter HCMC for work since July this year, according to data from the HCMC Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Earlier, during the first half of the year, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic prevented the city from receiving foreign experts and skilled laborers. The city only began receiving foreign laborers from July.
To date, some 28,000 foreign employees from over 140 countries and territories are working at 4,000 companies in this southern hub.
According to the Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Department, businesses in need of foreign laborers can register with the department. The relevant agencies will team up with the Vietnam Immigration Department under the Ministry of Public Security to consider granting visas and work permits to qualified employees.
Moreover, as they enter the city, foreign employees have to comply with a 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement at quarantine centers, hotels or their workplaces.