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VIVA is a business consulting company, specializes in business compliance procedures according to local business laws and regulations since 2006. We are dedicated to creating added value for clients by offfering exclusive and tailored services related to market entry and business compliances, keep their good standing in optimal manner whenever they do business in Vietnam.

Compulsory social insurance for foreign empolyee

According to Decree No. 143/2018/ND-CP October 15, 2018, compulsory social insurances (SI) for foreigners who are working in Vietnam include the following benefits: sickness, maternity, occupational accident, disease, retirement and death insurance benefits. The main contribution and rates  shall enter into force from January 1, 2022 as follow:


  1. Employees who are foreign nationals working in Vietnam shall be required to participate in the compulsory SI program if they obtain work permits, practicing certificates, practicing licenses issued in Vietnam, indefinite-term employment contracts or employment contracts valid for at least one year with employers in Vietnam.
  2. The foreign employees referred above shall be excluded from participation in the compulsory social insurance as provided herein if:
    • They are intra-company transferees as stipulated in the Labor Code regarding foreign employees working in Vietnam.
    • They reach retirement age under the Labor Code.


Total compulsory social insurances contribution rates are 30%, consist of:

  1. The employee side shall, on a monthly basis, make a total SI contribution accounting for 9,5% of monthly pay (8% into the retirement and death benefit fund and 1,5%  into the sickness and parental insurance benefit fund)
  2. The employer side shall, on a monthly basis, make a SI contribution accounting for 20,5% in proportion to the employee’s payroll in the SI payment month (14% into the  retirement and death insurance benefit fund, 3% into the sickness and parental insurance benefit fund, 0.5% into the occupational accident and disease benefit fund, 3% into the health medical fund). The employer is entitled to apply the 0% contribution rate to the labour accident and occupational disease fund from July 1st, 2021 to June 30th, 2022, reducing contributions by 0.5% during this period.

The employer shall not be required to pay SI contributions for their employees as the employees who neither work nor receives salaries or wages for a period of at least 14 working days in each month shall not be bound to pay the SI contribution in that month.

*Please find our standard calculation sheet under lines.




  1. For employees who pay social insurance premiums according to the employer-decided salary regime, their monthly salary on which social insurance premiums are based is their salary plus salary-based allowance.
  2. Since January 1, 2018, the monthly salary on which social insurance premiums are based will be the salary plus salary-based allowance and other amounts as prescribed in the labor law.
  3. In case the monthly salary on which compulsory social insurance premiums are based exceeds 20 times the basic salary, the monthly salary on which social insurance premiums are based must equal 20 times the basic salary. Since July 1, 2019 the applied basic salary in Vietnam is still at 1.490.000 VND,  accordingly the cap salary for compulsory social insurance premiums is 29.800.000 VND

*Standard calculation sheet for social insurances contribution

Compulsory social insurance 2022

Please contact our expertise for practice required procedures and solutions in optimizing the payable amount, cases of the one-off SI benefit entitlement for foreigners…


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  • VIVA is a business consulting company, specializes in business compliance procedures according to local business laws and regulations since 2006. VIVA has been continuously trusted by thousands of well-known clients since 2006.
  • The insights and consistent backgrounds in Business Laws – Accounting and Corporate Finance – Tax Management – Labor Relations and Payroll – Secretarial services help us build trust and confidence in the entrepreneur's community.
  • We have been successfully providing service for thousands of leading companies from Hong Kong, Japan, US, EU, Singapore, India, China, Korea…. in forms of FDI companies, Foreign representative offices, Foreigners working in Vietnam, Vietnamese SMEs, Chief Operation Officers.

What we do

  • Services for Expats in Vietnam: Visa, Work Permit, Temporary residence card, Compulsory Insurances, Personal Income tax, Labor contracts, Employment Records and Relations, Other Secretarial Services.
  • Services for Representative offices in Vietnam: Establishment, extension of representative office licenses. Required compliance procedures during operation. Rights and obligations of the chief of representative office. Closure of representative office risks management.
  • Services for a company in Vietnam: Setting up a new company and licensing service. Business records management. Daily business transactions management. Tax management. Accounting and financial statements. Employments, payroll and compulsory insurances. Representative on behalf of competent state agencies for any business administration procedures.

Motivated by our core values of ceaseless improvement, our great insights in local business culture and regulations, as well as the exclusive services, promise to offer you one-stop and tailored-made solutions that optimize every of your business in Vietnam in the lawful manner.

We are looking to be your valued business partner and resources in Vietnam as we have been choosing since 2006.


VIVA not only manage business required procedures by laws but firstly places client’s compliance and good standing, in the optimal methods when offering any solution, and integrated with our intensive resources that allow us to prevent most of the risks in advance, create more benefits, advantages and business inspiration for entrepreneurs.

The insights and consistent backgrounds in Business Laws – Accounting and Corporate Finance – Tax Management – Labor Relations and Payroll – Serectarial and consistent with our exclusive standard operation processes, consisting of consultation – implementation – pratice operation help us fully protect client interests as one-stop solution.


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