1. Capital-contributing members or owners of limited liability companies;
  2. Members of the Board of Directors of joint-stock companies;
  3. Chiefs of representative offices and directors of projects of international organizations or non-governmental organizations in Vietnam;
  4. Those who stay in Vietnam for under 3 months to offer services for sale;
  5. Those who stay in Vietnam for under 3 months to deal with complicated technical or technological problems that adversely impact or are at risk of exerting adverse impacts on production and business activities and these problems cannot be handled by Vietnamese and foreign experts who are currently in Vietnam. 



  1. Foreign workers who are internally transferred within an enterprise operating in the 11 service sectors in the list of Viet Nam’s commitments on services to the World Trade Organization, including: business, communication, construction, distribution, education, environment, finance, healthcare, tourism, cultural entertainment and transport;
  2. Foreign workers entering Viet Nam to provide advisory services and technical expertise or perform other tasks serving research, construction, appraisal, monitoring and evaluation, management and implementation of programs/projects funded with official development assistance (ODA) as specified and agreed in international agreements on ODA between competent authorities of Viet Nam and other countries;
  3. Foreign workers who are issued with a license for the practice of journalism in Viet Nam by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in accordance with the law;
  4. Foreign workers who are teachers of foreign organizations that are sent to Viet Nam by such organizations to teach and research in international schools under the management of foreign diplomatic missions or international organizations in Viet Nam or permitted by the Ministry of Education and Training to teach and research in Viet Nam’s education and training  institutions;
  5. Volunteers certified by foreign diplomatic missions or international organizations in Viet Nam;
  6. Foreign workers coming to Viet Nam to work as experts, managers, executive directors or technical employees with a period of less than 30 days and no more than 90 cumulative days in 01 years;
  7. Foreign workers entering Viet Nam to implement international agreements to which central and local state agencies are signatories as prescribed by the law;
  8. Students studying in foreign schools and institutions having agreements on internship in agencies, organizations and enterprises in Viet Nam;
  9. Family members of diplomatic agents of foreign diplomatic missions in Viet Nam permitted for working by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, except where international treaties to which the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam is a signatory that contains provisions different from this;
  10. Foreign workers who have official passports to work for state agencies, social organizations and socio-political organizations;
  11. Other cases decided by the Prime Minister at the proposal of the Ministry of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs.


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