ESTABLISHING COMPANY IN VIETNAM

Article 20. Enterprise registration dossiers for private enterprises

1. Enterprise registration application.

2. Copy of citizen or people’s identity card, passport or another valid personal identification paper of the private enterprise owner.

Article 21. Enterprise registration dossiers for partnerships

1. Enterprise registration application.   

2. Partnership charter.

3. List of partners.

4. Copies of citizen or people’s identity cards, passports or other valid personal identification papers of the partners.

5. Copy of the investment registration certificate, for foreign investors as prescribed by the Law on Investment.

Article 22. Enterprise registration dossiers for limited liability companies

1. Enterprise registration application.

2. Company charter.

3. List of members.

4. Copies of the following documents:

a/ Citizen or people’s identity card, passport or other valid personal identification papers, for individual members;

b/ Establishment decision, enterprise registration certificate or other equivalent documents of the organizations; and power of attorney, citizen or people’s identity card, passport or another valid personal identification paper of the authorized representative, for an institutional member.

For a member being a foreign organization, the copy of the enterprise registration certificate or other equivalent documents shall be consularly legalized;

c/ Investment registration certificate, for foreign investors as prescribed by the Law on Investment.

Article 23. Enterprise registration dossiers for joint stock companies

1. Enterprise registration application

2. Company charter.

3. List of founding shareholders and foreign shareholders.

4. Copies of the following documents:

a/ Citizen or people’s identity card, passport or another valid personal identification paper, for an individual founding shareholder and a foreign individual shareholder;

b/ Establishment decision, enterprise registration certificate or other equivalent papers of the organizations and power of attorney; citizen or people’s identity card, passport or another valid personal identification paper of the authorized representative, for an institutional founding shareholder or institutional foreign shareholder.

For an institutional foreign shareholder, the copy of the enterprise registration certificate or another equivalent paper shall be consularly legalized;

c/ Investment registration certificate, for foreign investors as prescribed by the Law on Investment.

Article 24. Contents of an enterprise registration application

1. Name of the enterprise.

2. Address of the head office of the enterprise; telephone number, facsimile number, email address (if any).

3. Business line.

4. Charter capital; investment capital of the private enterprise owner.

5. Types of shares, par value of each type of shares and total number of shares of each type which may be offered, for a joint stock company.

6. Tax registration information.

7. Number of employees.

8. Full name, signature, permanent residence address, citizenship, serial number of citizen or people’s identity card or passport or another valid personal identification paper, for private enterprise owners or general partners.

9. Full name, signature, permanent residence address, citizenship, serial number of citizen or people’s identity card or passport or another valid personal identification paper of the at-law representative of the enterprise, for limited liability companies and joint stock companies.

Article 27. Order and procedures for enterprise registration

1. The enterprise founder or authorized person shall submit an enterprise registration dossier as prescribed in this Law to the business registration agency.

2. The business registration agency shall examine the validity of the enterprise registration dossier and grant an enterprise registration certificate within 3 working days after receiving such dossier. If refusing to grant the enterprise registration certificate, it shall notify in writing such to the enterprise founder, clearly stating the reason and requirements for dossier modification and supplementation.

3. The Government shall stipulate in detail the order and procedures, enterprise registration dossier, inter-agency coordination in the grant of enterprise registration certificates, labor registration, social insurance and online enterprise registration.