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Incorporation options in Vietnam.


LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC)

Best for: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking for local-foreign share ownership which is the most common legal entity type in Vietnam

JOINT STOCK COMPANY (JSC) / SHAREHOLDING

Best for: Medium to large enterprises planning long-term investments with public shareholding

REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE

Best for: Foreign entrepreneurs looking to gain local presence without conducting commercial activities before expanding to the country

Set up your company without the hassle


Our service providers are equipped to handle your company formation project in Vietnam from start to finish. Sit back while they get your company up and running.

FORM A LEGAL ENTITY

Our service providers will submit your company name and application to Vietnam’s Trade Registry

PRE-NEGOTIATED PRICING

We’ve negotiated the best prices from each of our service providers for your business incorporation project, including any company registry fee here in Vietnam.

BANK ACCOUNT SETUP ASSISTANCE

Our service providers can help you get an official bank account for your company, which requires your presence in Vietnam.

WORK PERMIT APPLICATIONS

If you have an overseas team, our service providers can arrange the proper passes and visas for you to stay in Vietnam.

Frequently Asked Questions


Here are the answers to the most popular questions about incorporating in Vietnam, asked by businesses just like you.

(Updated 16 September 2019)

The incorporation process of each legal entity type is different and takes around one to three months from the Department of Planning and Investment (DPI).

In general, foreign investors should pursue two main certificates, which are Investment Registration Certificate (IRC) and Business Registration Certificate (BRC) / Enterprise Registration Certificate (ERC). In some cases, if the nature of business acitivity falls under the Negative List, some sub-licenses of business will be required. Thus, it takes more time than expected.

Normally, to set up a limited liability in Vietnam, you are required:

  • Determine whether region ownership is allowed in the company or not
  • (Under negative list and WTO commitments, foreign ownership can be allowed up to 100%, however, some business activity, foreign ownership will be restricted or even prohibited)
  • Have a registered Vietnam’s office address and business location (in case office and business location are different)
  • Appoint at least one resident legal representative, open a capital account with a local bank, required for share capital injection and transfers of future earnings abroad
  • Obtain approval for a foreign investment registration certificate (IRC), enterprise registration certificate (ERC), and other sub-licenses (if any)

Department of Planning and Investment decides on the minimum capital requirement depending on how capital-intensive is the field of business. The most common amount of minimum capital for a limited liability company is USD 10,000.

This amount is relatively small compared to other similar markets. In Indonesia, for example, the minimum amount of paid-up capital is ~USD 175,000.

However, it is also possible to set up a service company with a minimum capital of USD 3,000. For manufacturing, the funds should exceed the cost of machinery.

Although now Vietnam allows 100% foreign ownership, having a local company will be a strategic option for you. A company is considered local if at least 51% of the company is owned by a local. This could help you to reduce time and cost spent on corporation and licensing.

A representative office gives you a legal presence in Vietnam without setting up a company and is ideal for:

  • conducting market research
  • finding investment opportunities
  • outreaching business partners in Vietnam
  • promoting the parent company
  • supervising agreement signings with Vietnamese partners
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