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Government Decree 70/2023/ND-CP, which came into effect on September 18, 2023, introduces amendments and additions that simplify the process for businesses to recruit and manage foreign workers in Vietnam. Decree 70 revises and supplements certain provisions of Decree 152/2020/ND-CP, which pertains to the issuance of work permits for foreign workers in Vietnam, and eliminates specific regulations found in Decree 35/2022/ND-CP, which addresses the management of industrial parks and economic zones. Work permits: easing the burden of proving work experience Under the regulations of the Labor Code, foreign workers must meet certain conditions, including possessing the necessary skills and work experience, with a minimum number of years required. Decree 152 stipulates that foreign experts and workers must have three to five years of experience but does not explicitly require foreign workers to provide proof of their skills and experience. In practice, however, government agencies responsible for granting work permits and related documents, often referred to as permits or work permits, have historically demanded that foreign workers prove their work experience abroad. To be accepted, this work experience is typically needed to be certified by foreign organizations. This requirement has created challenges and deterred businesses and foreign workers from applying for work […]
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