Vietnamese authorities have launched a website that provides very detailed guidance for forming and amending companies in Vietnam. The eRegulations website is available in English and Vietnamese, and shows clear steps for each process, places that need to be visited, examples of each document that is required, what is received, and the laws behind the requirements.
Despite the impressive clarity and well laid out website, this does demonstrate the complexity and bureaucracy that exists in Vietnam. For example, the site indicates that for forming a new company in Vietnam (where the company will be owned by a foreign corporate investor with a property lease), will involve 20 steps, visiting 11 different offices, with 44 required documents to submit. https://hochiminhcity.eregulations.org/procedure/4/3?l=en
The site is certainly worth visiting for companies looking to commence operations in Vietnam or seeking to amend their licenses, or just those curious to understand the complexities in Vietnamese procedures and laws.
The full site can be seen at: >http://vietnam.eregulations.org/