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COMPULSORY INSURANCES IN VIETNAM
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

COMPULSORY INSURANCES IN VIETNAM
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

VIVA BUSINESS CONSULTING là công ty tư vấn doanh nghiệp được tín nhiệm bởi hằng ngàn khách hàng danh tiếng từ năm 2006. VIVA cung cấp nền tảng quản lý toàn diện và nguồn lực thực thi theo cách kết hợp đồng thời của: Luật pháp và thủ tục hành chính trong kinh doanh – Quản lý thuế và kế toán – Quản trị quan hệ lao động – Quản trị tài chính doanh nghiệp – Quản trị và kiểm soát nội bộ. Năng lực của chúng tôi giúp khách hàng lường trước các rủi ro, tối ưu chi phí, kiến tạo lợi thế kinh doanh.

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. We are creating added value for clients by offering one-stop business platform with exclusive and tailored-made services related to market entry and mandatory business compliances. We keep our client’s good standing in lawful and optimal manners whenever they are working and doing business in Vietnam.

Compulsory insurance for foreigners in Vietnam

The 2014 Law on Social Insurance adds three more groups of subjects to be covered by compulsory social insurance, among them, inclusive of foreigners working in Vietnam and possessing work permits, practice certificates, or licenses issued by competent Vietnamese authorities. It means that foreigners working in Vietnam with work permits or practice certificates or practice licenses granted by competent Vietnamese agencies will be covered by compulsory social insurance from January 1, 2018.

Specifically, the foreign employee will have to pay 8% of his/her monthly wage while his/her employer will have to pay 18% of the employee’s full pensionable wage, making a total contribution of 26% to the social insurance fund, based on their wage, allowances and other additional amounts stated in their labor contract.

Under Vietnamese law, the employees are also provided by their employer with information on the annual payment of social insurance premiums once every six months, and have their annual social insurance premium payment certified by the social insurance agency annually.

In accordance with the Law on Social Insurance (SI), which went into force in early 2018, the employers and employees have to contribute compulsory insurance and trade union as follows:

The payersSocial insuranceHealth insuranceUnemployment insuranceTrade Union feeTotal
Employee8%1.5%1%10.5%
Employer17.5%3%1%2%23.5%

TOTAL: 34% ON THE SALARY AND WAGES

  • For the employer: 23,5%
  • For the employee: 10,5%

The cap of the salary used as the basis for social insurance contribution is: 29.800.000VND. It means, in case the salary exceeds the cap, the maximum contribution amount will be: 34% x 29.800.000VND only.

Besides the compulsory insurance, you shall declare and pay PIT 20% on local incomes for non-resident expats and pay progressive tax rates from 5% to 35% depending on income levels for resident expats and local employees. The representative office only has to pay PIT.

Foreign workers in Vietnam with a work permit, or a practice certificate or license also going have to contribute health insurance and social insurance. The basis for social insurance contribution will be broadened to include salaries, allowances and other supplementary amounts.

CASES OF THE ONE-OFF SOCIAL INSURANCE REFUND

Cases of the one-off Social Insurance benefit entitlement for foreign workers in Vietnam: Employees who are foreign nationals working in Vietnam shall be required to participate in the compulsory Social Insurance and if those employees wishes to receive the one-off payment, he/she shall be entitled to the one-off benefit entitlement provided that:

  • He/she reaches the retirement pension entitlement requirements age, but has not yet reached the period of 20 years of SI contribution;
  • He/she is currently suffering from one of the deadly diseases regulated by the Ministry of Health
  • He/she has fully satisfied retirement pension entitlement requirements, but has discontinued residing in Vietnam; His/her employment contract is terminated,
  • His/her labor permit, practicing certificate or practicing license expires without being permitted for renewal.
the one-off social insurance refund

Cases of the one-off Social Insurance refund for Foreign Employees in Viet Nam: Employees who are foreign nationals working in Vietnam shall be required to participate in the compulsory Social Insurance and if those employees wishes to receive the one-off payment, he/she shall be entitled to the one-off benefit entitlement provided that: 

  1. He/she reaches the retirement pension entitlement requirements age, but has not yet reached the period of 20 years of SI contribution;
  2. He/she is currently suffering from one of the deadly diseases regulated by the Ministry of Health;
  3. He/she has fully satisfied retirement pension entitlement requirements but has discontinued residing in Vietnam; His/her employment contract is terminated, or his/her labor permit, practicing certificate or practicing license expires without being permitted for renewal. 

ABOUT VIVA BUSINESS CONSULTING

VIVA is the local expertise for local business compliance procedures, has been trusted by thousands of foreign investors, multinational companies from Europe, Japan, Singapore, India, Korea, USA… for the required business compliance procedures by local laws and regulations since 2006.

Thanks for consistent of practice expertise in Business laws - Employment relations – Tax and accounting – Corporate finance – Corporate services, VIVA has been successfully providing service for thousands of leading companies in such industries: Garment, energy, pharma, advertising, agricultural…

VIVA keeps its signature by offering one-stop business platform with regard to market entry and the mandatory business compliances. We ensure for our client’s good standing, in lawful and optimal manners whenever they are working and doing business in Vietnam.

Thanks to a unique combination of local expertise and global experiences, VIVA BUSINESS CONSULTING is the one-stop solution for the required compliance procedures in Vietnam for foreign investors and experts. We are still here since 2006s because of our thousands of satisfied clients and our employees. Our staying power is a testament to the professional resources, and so much more.

 

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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