Vietnam: New quarterly reporting requirements implemented

Further to the changes announced earlier this year, the Vietnamese authorities have rolled out the second major component of Decree 11/ND-CP/2016.

Effective 1 April, all Vietnamese companies sponsoring foreign employees will be required to submit a quarterly Foreign Labour Use Report with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MoLISA). The report must contain data and specific numbers on the following foreign national populations:

  • Those currently holding work permits
  • Those currently holding work permit exemption certificates
  • Those not required to obtain a work permit or a work permit exemption certificate, but who are currently working in Vietnam

The MoLISA will use this report to determine the degree to which the sponsoring company depends on foreign labour as opposed to utilizing local labour.