Resolution No.105/NQ-CP (“Resolution 105”) dated 9 September 2021 on provision of assistance for enterprises, co-operatives, and business households were issued by the Government to support businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, including employers with foreign employees working in Vietnam. As a result, some relaxation on labour procedures were implemented.

The Ho Chi Minh City Labour Department has issued the Official Letter No. 374/SL?TBXH-VLALD dated 9 January 2023 stating that the relaxation on issuance and extension of work permits for foreigners working in Vietnam provided under Resolution 105 is effective till 31 December 2022, which is in accordance with Item 3.8, Article 3, Resolution No.30/2021/QH15 (“Resolution 30”) dated 28 July 2021 issued by the National Assembly.

With the lapse of Resolution 105, the strict standards set in Decree 152/2020/ND-CP (“Decree 152”) dated 30 December 2020 on work permit issuance are now reinstated.

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