Cekindo Business International is now InCorp Indonesia. Learn more.
InCorp offers a comprehensive range of solutions to ease the company registration process and help you create a viable roadmap for your business.
Get assistance from experts with a decade of experience in assisting international business owners expanding into Indonesia.
Avoid any bureaucratic complexity when closing your company by engaging with our experienced legal advisors.
What type of legal entities should you choose to register a company in Indonesia? We can assist you in choosing which is the best one to grow your business.
To help businesses survive during this unfortunate time, InCorp provides corporate recovery in Indonesia and insolvency services.
Obtaining property & land ownership in Indonesia offers some challenges for foreigners. However, buying property in Indonesia is attainable with specific resources and documents.
Recent regulatory changes have a knock-on effect on Indonesia's Merger & Acquisition landscape. Check on how we can navigate you through your M&A in Indonesia.
InCorp provides Virtual Office services Indonesia in various locations: Jakarta, Bali, Semarang, Surabaya, and Batam.
Business process outsourcing in Indonesia is a viable option to streamline bureaucratic complexities that hurdle your business expansion objectives.
InCorp offers a complete range of accounting service Indonesia, from tax reporting to auditing.
With professional financial audit services from InCorp, you can ensure all accounting activities are accurately recorded and compliant with Indonesian regulations.
Using an Employer of Record service to set your roots in Indonesia opens the doors to new opportunities in the country.
Financial and Operational Resilience services from InCorp are developed to support businesses and help them survive during this difficult time.
Payroll services in Indonesia are a practical solution to avoid unnecessary complexities while you focus on growing your business.
Using a recruitment agency in Indonesia will help you hire the best candidates for your company, saving you time and money.
Tax consulting in Indonesia are the shortcuts to fulfill the administrative obligations with high accuracy and in a timely manner.
The Indonesian government promotes tax holidays as one of the fiscal incentives to attract major foreign direct investment in Indonesia.
Operating businesses in Indonesia, entrepreneurs must comply with the regulations accordingly, especially concerning taxes.
Immigration in Indonesia is one of the strictest and most complex processes due to its ever-changing regulations. InCorp provides a seamless experience in obtaining your stay and work permits.
Avoid any hassles by engaging with an experienced visa agent in Indonesia.
A dependent visa Indonesia is a document that allows foreigners to bring their family while settling down in the country.
Investor KITAS Indonesia is a stay permit that offers many benefits to investors that invest in the country.
Overseas Visas are required for Indonesians who are planning to stay abroad for an extended period of time.
KITAP is a permanent stay visa for foreigners who have intentions to stay in Indonesia.
Foreign retirees often find their plans stuck due to the complex visa application process. InCorp helps expedite the process.
Obtaining a social visa is daunting if you are not familiar with the country’s complex bureaucratic processes. Consult with us for a seamless Indonesian visa application experience.
Foreigners married to an Indonesian citizen are eligible for a spouse-sponsored KITAS.
Learn how to obtain an Indonesian tourist visa seamlessly and securely, directly from a trusted visa and travel agent.
Get assistance from a trusted visa agent in Indonesia to make your traveling plan to Indonesia even more convenient.
Expedite your Indonesian work permit application process by engaging with a trusted visa agent.
All imported goods must obtain permission granted by specific governing bodies prior to entering the local market.
Learn more about the cosmetic product registration services in Indonesia.
Learn more about exporting goods to Indonesia.
Learn more about the food & beverage product registration services in Indonesia
Learn how to go through halal certification in Indonesia directly from experts successfully.
Learn more about the health supplement product registration services in Indonesia.
Learn more about the household product registration services in Indonesia.
Learn more about importing goods from Indonesia
An Importer of Record in Indonesia is a legal service that enables companies to import products into Indonesia, through an import partner.
Learn more about the medical device registration services in Indonesia.
Register a trademark is necessary to avoid legal issues in the future. InCorp can help you with Trademark Registration services in Indonesia.
Compliance is one of the most challenging parts of business overseas, especially in a country packed with complex bureaucratic processes such as Indonesia.
Updating business documents to align with your company’s growth can be a hassle.
Due Diligence services are needed to assess the credibility of the company or partner you wish to work with or acquire in Indonesia
From Company Regulations to Employment Agreement Drafting, Employment law services from InCorp will help you to compliance with employment policy in Indonesia.
InCorp’s legal consultation services in Indonesia are crafted to help your business settle and fully comply with the latest regulations.
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Transfer Pricing in Indonesia occurs when a company performs an internal transaction within the same business group or its subsidiaries
InCorp's transfer pricing advisory services in Indonesia are marked by the objective to support our clients' business needs.
Our transfer pricing services provide you with a hassle-free experience while still complying with the legal aspects of transfer pricing in Indonesia.
As the market-entry consulting firm in Indonesia, InCorp provides a wide range of customized solutions to ease the business incorporation process.
Both natural and legal persons are entitled to open a bank account in Indonesia. Find out how to open a bank account in Indonesia, here.
InCorp can help you find a trusted Buying Agent Indonesia for product sourcing in Indonesia. Contact us now for a free consultation.
InCorp can help foreigners to get the driving license in Indonesia, whether SIM A or SIM C. Check out the requirements and the procedure, here.
IMEI Registration in Indonesia is necessary to ensure telecommunication devices from abroad can function properly in Indonesia.
With offices in Jakarta, Bali, Semarang, SUrabaya, and Batam, InCorp is ready to assist you as a local partner and distributor in Indonesia.
InCorp can help you to select the trusted local partners to import and distribute your products in Indonesia.
Improve your business by knowing the market conditions in Indonesia through market research services in Indonesia.
InCorp can help you gain information about your competitor's product through mystery shopping.
If you need skills that are in short supply in Vietnam, or when you would like to gain new ideas and technologies, your business can reap the benefits of employing talents from overseas.
If a company in Vietnam would like to recruit foreigners as their employees or partners, they need to follow certain official processes in order to comply with the Vietnamese laws. Most importantly, under the Law of Vietnam, foreigners without work permits are not allowed to work in Vietnam.
In this article, we will outline what you need to know and do about employing a foreigner in Vietnam, including its restrictions, requirements, mandatory documents, process timeline, etc.
Employing foreigners can be an ideal solution when you cannot hire the right local person for a position that requires specific skills.
Of course, you can train the existing employees to acquire the skill set in order to meet the demands of your business — but, it often takes much longer and might not be cost-effective, as training can be expensive too.
As an employer or a foreign employee, it is critical to understand the background of foreign employment in Vietnam before looking into the details.
First of all, unlike other countries, Vietnamese permits such as visa exemptions, business visa, resident card, etc. will not provide foreigners with any automatic rights to work in Vietnam.
Instead, according to the Labour Code of Vietnam, a work permit is required or each foreign individual before they can take on any sort of employment in Vietnam. There is an exception though — foreigners can undertake employment when they fulfill the exemptions and obtain the proper exemption certificates.
As mentioned above, there are some conditions under which it is possible and legal to work in Vietnam without a work permit. Foreigners do not need to hold a work permit if they are:
On the other hand, if a particular job position requires a work permit, not securing one is not an option. Not only that illegal foreign workers will be deported, but their employers will also be subject to penalty. This ranges as follows:
This concerns cases when foreigners work on an outdated or expired work permit.
Foreigners who wish to work in Vietnam must apply for a work permit from the local Labor Department. Work permits are applied by employers for each role or position and are not transferable between roles or between employers.
In other words, a new work permit is required for each role or position.
Also, apart from work permit, foreigners need to have a business visa and residency permit in order to work and stay legally in Vietnam.
A work permit is mandatory if a foreigner’s employment in Vietnam takes over three months. To qualify for a work permit, Vietnam’s government requires higher education and qualified work experience in order to hire well-skilled foreigners only.
The requirements for a work permit and especially an obligatory length of a professional experience vary depending on the position a foreigner is applying for.
Managerial executives require 3 years of experience. However for non-managerial executives, if the required expertise is not enough, you will only need to prove your MBA (Master of Business Administration) or other relevant documents.
Concerning directors, one-year of experience in the field usually suffices. Last but not least, for investors, a work permit is not required under the Vietnamese Law.
The permit is usually valid up to 12 months and is renewable.
Other requirements of foreigners working in Vietnam include the following:
If you plan to work in Vietnam for no more than 3 months, you will have to acquire a business visa — a work permit is then unnecessary. You will just have to obtain an invitation letter from your business partner or organization in Vietnam.
In case you have not found a business partner in Vietnam yet, Cekindo is a legitimate organization in Vietnam that can help issue an invitation letter.
Learn more in our Advanced Guide to a Business Visa in Vietnam.
A residency permit is just as important as a work permit because it allows foreign citizens to stay in Vietnam while working in the country. Therefore both work permit and residency permit have the same validity.
Continue reading our previous post Introduction to a Temporary Residence Card in Vietnam.
Related article: Should You Outsource Recruitment in Vietnam?
Related article: Should You Outsource Recruitment in Vietnam?
The application process of work permit is as follow:
Employers need to register each employee at the tax revenue department once he or she is hired. Foreign residents in Vietnam has a progressive income tax ranging from 5% to 35%.
Currently, both employers and foreign employees are responsible for health insurance tax (3% from the employer and 1.5% of the employee’s salary). In addition, the employer will also need to pay for the social insurance tax (3.5%) and trade union fee (2%).
Employment of companies must be carried out in accordance with the minimum wage set by the Vietnamese government.
The minimum wage in Vietnam increased by 6.5% in 2018, making the minimum wage range from USD 118 (VND 2.76 million) to USD 171 (VND 3.98 million). According to a proposal by Vietnam’s National Wage Council, the minimum wage increased by 5.3% this year, so currently the minimum wage ranges from USD 126 (VND 2.92 million) to USD 180 (VND 4.18 million) in 2019.
As an employer, be sure to be aware of the minimum wage requirements to avoid a hefty fine or even severe damage to your business. You can always outsource your payroll and accounting to Cekindo as we will always keep you informed of the latest regulations and changes.
If you would like to know more about work permit, business visa application or foreign employment in Vietnam, contact us now, and we will get back to you shortly.