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SETTING UP REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE
CONDITIONS AND REQUIRED PAPERS

SETTING UP REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE
CONDITIONS AND REQUIRED PAPERS

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.

Establish representative office: Condition & Required papers

Vietnam-based representative office of a foreign investor means a dependent unit, a lawful office in Vietnam, allowed to recruit staff to manage and promote sale contracts with local business partners, research and develop products, seeking opportunities for the purchase or sale of goods and provision of services. A foreign representative office is a simple form of investment in Vietnam to enhance business from overseas, with multiple advantages while fewer risks regarding the required business compliance procedures such as investment capital, tax, accounting, and auditing. And it is easy to be extended or terminated or dissolved. The expatriate employees who work for representative office can obtain work permit and two years multiple visa (temporary residence card) for themselves and their family in Vietnam.

It is not so complicated to grant a license for establishment of representative offices in Vietnam. Anyway, it is better if you can verify exactly conditions and required papers upon local regulations in advance, there also some special cases or loopholes that you should avoid at very first time.

How to prepare the required papers? Here are the basic items that will be useful for you before establishment Vietnam-based representative office:

CONDITIONS THAT A FOREIGN INVESTOR CAN ESTABLISHMENT REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN VIETNAM

  • The foreign investor is incorporated and registers for doing business in accordance with provisions of laws of countries or territories being parties to treaties to which Vietnam is a signatory or is recognized by the aforesaid countries or territories.
  • The foreign investor has come into operation for at least 01 year from the date of establishment or registration.
  • The Certificate of Business Registration or the equivalent document is valid for at least 01 more year from the date of submission of the application.
  • The scope of operation of the representative office is consistent with that in Vietnam’s Commitments to treaties to which Vietnam is a signatory. Where the scope of operation of the representative office is inconsistent with Vietnam’s Commitments or the foreign investor is not located in the country or territory being party to treaties to which Vietnam is a signatory, the representative office can be established only if relevant Ministers, Heads of ministerial agencies have given approval for establishment of the representative office.

 

 

REQUIRED PAPERS

Group 01 of three: Papers from headquarters

  • Copies of the Certificate of Business Registration or equivalent documents of the foreign investor.
  • A letter of appointment of the head of the representative office.
  • Copies of audited financial statements or certificates of completion of tax liabilities or financial obligations of the last fiscal year or equivalent documents as proof of existence and operation of the foreign trader issued or certified by competent authorities where such foreign investor is established.

All the required papers above should be certified or by overseas diplomatic missions or Consulates of Vietnam under laws of Vietnam.

Group 02 of 3: Papers from local agencies

  • Copies of the passport or ID card (for Vietnamese) or copies of the passport (for foreigners) of the head of the representative office.
  • Documents on the expected location of the representative office including:
    • Copies of memorandum of understanding (MOU) or leasing agreements or documents as proof of the right to use a location as the representative office.
    • Copies of documents on the expected location of the representative office in accordance with related laws.
  • Translated documents in Vietnamese and certified true for any papers from overseas.

Group 03 of 3: Application and dossiers to the competent state authority

  • An application form for License for Establishment of the representative office using the form promulgated by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and signed by a competent representative of the foreign investor.
  • Proper papers and documents of group 1 and group 2 above.

The foreign investor shall submit the application to the licensing agency where the representative office is expected to be located. Within 03 working days from the date of receipt of the application, the licensing agency shall examine such application and request the applicant to complete the application (if the application is incomplete). The request for supplementation to the application shall be made only once during the processing of such application.

The licensing agency shall send the applicant a written notification of whether the license or establishment of the representative office is granted or not within 07 working days from the date of receipt of the valid application. In case of rejection, the licensing agency shall send the applicant a written notice in which reasons for rejections shall be specified.

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.

 

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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