Vietnam Work Permit Application procedures for foreign teachers

Vietnam Work Permit Application procedures for foreign teachers

Foreign teachers who are desiring for legally work in international schools and centers of foreign languages in Vietnam are required to obtain Work Permit. Therefore, through this article, Visa Oriental will provide you with information about the procedures for applying for Work Permit for foreign teachers, especially teachers in English, Korean, etc.

Vietnam Work Permit Application procedures for foreign teachers
Vietnam Work Permit Application procedures for foreign teachers

Procedures of applying for Work Permit for foreign teachers

Step 1. Submit document of applying for Approval of use of foreign workers

Universities, international schools, and foreign language centers in Vietnam that wish to recruit foreign teachers to teach need to prepare documents including:

  • Notarized Certificate of Business Registration, License of Center establishment or Certificate of School Establishment.
  • Explanatory report on demand for foreign teachers
  • Letter of introduction

Processing time: 10 working days, not including the time the system receives and the time to return results by post.

Note: At least 30 days before the expected date of recruiting foreign teachers, the school/center needs to send a report explaining the need to use foreign workers to the approval agency.

Step 2. Submit document of applying for Work Permit for foreign teacher in English

After obtaining the Approval of using worker, the language center needs to prepare the following documents to apply for a work permit for teachers in foreign language:

  • A written request for a work permit for a foreign worker, made according to the form No. 11 specified in Appendix I to Decree 152/2020/ND-CP of the government in 2020.
  • Documents proving that the teacher’s education and experience are relevant to the position applying for a work permit. Specifically: a Pedagogical University degree (for teachers of other subjects), a Tesol degree (for the position of an English teacher), confirmation of 3 years or more teaching experience abroad. 
  • Approval of using foreign workers (please refer to step 1).
  • Certificate of Health Examination in foreign country or certificate of health examination in Vietnam and examined after entering Vietnam. The Certificate of Health examination is valid for 12 months.
  • Criminal Record in Vietnam (Criminal Record No. 1) or Criminal Record in foreign country legalized and notarized translated into Vietnamese (with a validity of no more than 6 months from the date of issue).
  • 2 color photos (size 4×6 cm, bare head, front view, clear face, clear ears, no glasses, white background), photos were taken not older than 6 months by the time of application submission.
  • A copy of the passport or a valid document in lieu of a valid passport as prescribed by law. Enclosed with a Vietnam visa which is still valid to make a work permit.

Processing time: 5 working days, not including the time the system receives when submitting through the online public service portal and the time to return results by post.

Note: Documents issued by foreign countries (university degree, Confirmation of experience, criminal record, Certificate of Health examination…) must be consular legalized and notarized translated into Vietnamese.

Step 3. Receive result of Work Permit for foreign teachers

When being informed that the result of Work Permit for English teachers is obtained, Korean teachers…, the international school/guarantor center must send the original set of documents to the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and wait for the results to be returned by post.

work permit for foreign teachers
Work permit for foreign teachers

Fees for applying for Work Permit for foreign teachers

Fees for procedures to apply for a work permit for foreigners vary depending on the position of work and application processing. The position of English teacher, Korean language teacher, yoga instructor… requires appropriate professional qualifications and needs consular legalization.

Read more about fees for Vietnam Work Permit 2022 here.

Process of applying for Work Permit for foreign teachers in Visa Oriental

Step 1. Consult about conditions and procedure of applying for Work Permit for foreign teachers

Customers only need to provide:

  • Information about foreign language centers, international schools, License of school establishment
  • Document of expert obtained: degree, original or legalized work experience
  • Certificate of Health Examination

After that, Visa Oriental will advise whether the customer’s profile is valid or not, quote a work permit price and be responsible for preparing documents, notarization, translation, legalization of documents for foreign teachers when customers agree to use the service as our work permit.

Step 2. Send document of applying for Work Permit for foreign teachers

After consulting the procedure for applying for a Work Permit for foreign teachers, Visa Oriental’s experts will guide customers to prepare all documents at the first time.

You only need to send the documents once to our deliverer. Visa Oriental will process the application and submit the work permit application on your behalf to the competent authority.

Step 3. Receive result of Work Permit for foreign teachers in English

We ensure that customers receive the results of the new work permit for foreign teachers within the committed time.

Fees for applying for work permit for foreign teachers
Fees for applying for work permit for foreign teachers

Are you looking for Vietnam Work Permit service? Please contact Visa Oriental immediately via HOTLINE 094 150 6226, our consulting team will enthusiastically support you.

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