Question: Whether foreign employees are permitted for temporary stay within industrial parks and export processing zones?
What are requirements for a foreigner’s temporary residence?
Answer: (From the Ministry of Planning and Investment)
Under Item 3, Article 29 of Decree 82/2018/ND-CP, dated May 22, 2018, only foreigners who work as managers, chief executive officers and experts are granted the permit for temporary stay within industrial parks and export processing zones, if necessary, under regulations adopted by the provincial People’s Committee.
Inhabitants shall be prohibited from residing at industrial parks and export processing zones.
Only investors, persons working in export processing zones, export processing enterprises and those who do business with agencies, organizations or enterprises located within export processing zones or export processing enterprises may enter or exit these export processing zones or export processing enterprises.
* The following requirements for a foreigner’s temporary residence must be satisfied:
a) Temporary residence serves the business and production needs of enterprises;
b) He/she is not allowed to stay with his/her family and relatives;
c) He/she is obliged to abide by temporary residence registration and declaration procedures stipulated in applicable regulations on entry, exit and residence of aliens in Vietnam;
d) Dwellings of foreign managers, chief executive officers and experts shall need to be separated from production and office areas; shall be bound to meet construction standards applied to housing. Enterprises shall be responsible for registering temporary residence for foreigners; shall be committed to maintaining social security, order and avoiding any adverse impact on operations of industrial parks and export processing zones./.