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Client Update, August 2017: Social Insurance for Foreign Employees in 2018

At the present time, foreign individuals working in Vietnam are only subject to compulsory government Health Insurance and Personal Income Tax on their salary. However, changes from 1 January 2018 will result in Social Insurance becoming compulsory for most foreign employees in Vietnam. With a total impact to salaries of up to 25.5% (17.5% employer portion and 8% employee portion), this may result in a substantial impact on payroll costs and take-home salaries.

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Understanding Work Permits in Vietnam

Work Permits appear to cause much confusion and stress in Vietnam, yet this is unnecessary and they are far less complicated or stressful than many make out.

Fundamentally, all foreign individuals require a Vietnamese Work Permit before they commence or undertake any work in Vietnam, unless they are covered by an exemption category. This also means that foreign individuals need a Work Permit even during probation periods.

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Vietnam Tax Update July 2017

Our July 2017 monthly Tax Updates publication from Domicile Corporate Services covers selected recent updates and releases for Vietnamese companies with regards to the compliance and operations in Vietnam.

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New Vietnam Telephone Codes: Changes to Domicile Phone Numbers

Area codes for telephone numbers across 23 Vietnamese Provinces, including Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, are changing from 17 June 2017, and will operate together with the old numbers until 17 July 2017.


• Ho Chi Minh City area codes change from 08 to 028

• Hanoi area codes change from 04 to 024


Domicile Corporate Services' main phone number will change to 028 6291 5779 (or +84 28 6291 5779 if dialled internationally).


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Vietnam Offices

Ho Chi Minh City:
Level 9, Abacus Tower
58 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, District 1 

Level 13, Hanoi Towers
49 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem District

Level 3, Indochina Riverside Tower
74 Bach Dang, Hai Chau District



+84 (0)28 6291 5779 (HCMC)
+84 (0)24 3266 3314 (Hanoi)
+84 (0)236 366 4662 (Danang)

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