Ministry tasked to streamline procedures on work permits for foreigners
VGP - Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has recently tasked the Ministry of Labors, Invalids and Social Affairs to streamline procedures on granting work permits to foreign nationals working in Viet Nam.
The task is part of Tran’s conclusion at the meeting on the draft Decree amending and supplementing certain articles of the Government Decree regulating foreign workers working in Viet Nam and the recruitment and management of Vietnamese workers working for foreign organizations and individuals in Viet Nam.
The draft decree should be finalized and submitted to the Prime Minister before August 25.
The Deputy Prime Minister said amending legal regulations regarding Vietnamese labor working for foreign organizations and individuals in Viet Nam is a crucial, complex, and sensitive matter that pertains to national security and external relations.
It requires thorough review, in-depth research, comprehensive evaluation and caution, and especially obtaining feedback from stakeholders, notably diplomatic representation agencies, international organizations, and more.
Earlier, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has proposed to the Government two options to manage foreign workers in Viet Nam.
The first is allowing the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in provinces and cities to manage foreign laborers working in the localities, including granting work permits while the second option is assigning the provincial People’s Committee to manage foreign workers in the localities.
Statistics of the ministry showed that, as of June 2023, there are 121,288 foreign workers working in Viet Nam./.