A new intra-company transferee (ICT) work permit category has been implemented in Ho Chi Minh City. This new work permit will apply to the following individuals who are transferred to Vietnam:

  • Managers;
  • Executive directors;
  • Experts; and
  • Technical Workers

This new category will ease certain requirements under the standard ICT route. A number of key requirements have been relaxed including the following:

  • Individuals in the above category are not required to provide a local labour contract
  • The individual’s tenure at a company will be considered alongside the 12 months experience that is also required.  With the regular ICT route, the individual applying must have at least 12 months experience with the sending company and this company is required to be listed on the Vietnamese business licence.
  • The working testimonial that is necessary may now come from any of the entities within the group of the companies, insofar as they are related to the company mentioned on the Vietnamese licence.