Vietnam’s robust economy, strategic location, and favorable investment climate make it an enticing destination for foreign enterprises. Whether you’re considering establishing a wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) or a partly foreign-owned enterprise, navigating the legal procedures is crucial. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the establishment process for both types of enterprises, providing insights into the legal procedures involved.

Establishment of 100% Foreign-Owned Enterprises (WFOEs):

Legal Procedure

– Conducting procedures to apply for an investment certificate: Investors submit one set of documents requesting the issuance of an Investment Registration Certificate to the investment registration agency. Some necessary documents, including a business plan, feasibility study, and proposed charter, along with information about shareholders, directors, and legal representatives
– Obtain an Investment Registration Certificate (IRC) from the Department of Planning and Investment (DPI) for approval of the investment project.
– Upon approval of the investment project, register the WFOE with the DPI to obtain a Business Registration Certificate (BRC).
– Complete post-registration procedures, such as obtaining a seal, tax registration, and opening a bank account.


– Minimum capital requirements vary depending on the industry and location of the WFOE.
– Choose a suitable business scope, keeping in mind any restrictions or limitations imposed by Vietnamese law.
– Ensure compliance with local labor laws and regulations when hiring employees for the WFOE.

Partly Foreign-Owned Enterprises:

Legal Procedure:

– Determine the appropriate investment structure, such as a joint venture (JV) or a business cooperation contract (BCC), based on the nature of the business and strategic objectives.
– Negotiate and finalize terms with local partners, including ownership percentages, management rights, profit-sharing arrangements, and dispute-resolution mechanisms.
– Prepare and submit the required documents, similar to those for WFOEs, for approval of the investment project and registration of the enterprise.
– Follow post-registration procedures, such as obtaining a BRC, tax registration, and other necessary permits and licenses.


– Establish clear agreements with local partners to define roles, responsibilities, and decision-making processes within the enterprise.
– Conduct thorough due diligence on potential local partners to assess their financial stability, reputation, and compatibility with your business objectives.
– Maintain open communication and foster a collaborative relationship with local partners to ensure the smooth operation and growth of the enterprise.

Investment Registration Certificate

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We recognize that every business is unique, which is why we offer personalized solutions tailored to your specific needs and objectives. Whether you’re a multinational corporation or a startup venture, we work closely with you to develop a customized establishment strategy that aligns with your goals and maximizes your chances of success in Vietnam.

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Navigating the legal procedures and regulatory requirements for establishing a foreign enterprise can be daunting. With our team of legal experts and industry professionals, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. We provide expert guidance and support at every stage of the establishment process, from initial planning and documentation to post-registration compliance and ongoing operations.

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Setting up a foreign enterprise involves more than just paperwork – it requires a deep understanding of the local market, culture, and business environment. That’s why our service goes beyond legal procedures to provide comprehensive support in areas such as market research, localization strategies, talent acquisition, and more. We’re committed to helping you overcome challenges and seize opportunities for long-term success.


Establishing a foreign enterprise in Vietnam, whether wholly foreign-owned or partly foreign-owned, offers exciting opportunities for investors seeking to tap into the country’s dynamic market. By understanding the legal procedures, complying with regulatory requirements, and considering key factors such as capitalization, business scope, and partnerships, foreign investors can navigate the establishment process successfully. With careful planning and execution, your enterprise can thrive and contribute to Vietnam’s economic growth and development.

Monday VietNam’s establishment service is your gateway to unlocking the vast potential of the Vietnamese market. Whether you’re entering the market for the first time or expanding your existing presence, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. With our tailored solutions, expert guidance, streamlined process, and comprehensive support, you can confidently establish your foreign enterprise in Vietnam and embark on a journey of growth and prosperity.

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