IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Vietnam has released Circular No. 23 on the recently introduced online work permit application system.
What does the change mean? The guidelines set out the online process for each type of application and clarifies that online submission is optional, not mandatory; applications may continue to be submitted manually.
Background: Online procedures and timelines for various applications are as follows:
BAL Analysis: The online option provides more flexible time frames, reduced paperwork and faster processing, but the system is only widely available in Hanoi; other jurisdictions have yet to implement it.
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