Vietnam flag Vietnam: Operating a Business in Vietnam

Starting a business in Vietnam

Legal Forms of Companies

Limited Liability Company
Number of partners: 1 shareholder and 1 minimum manager; maximum 50. This form of society does not require the presence of an associate of Vietnamese nationality.
Capital (max/min): The minimum capital amount differs depending on the industry.
Shareholders and liability: Limited to capital for partners.
Joint-stock company
Number of partners: Minimum of three partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: Limited to capital for members / shareholders.
Limited partnership
Number of partners: At least 2 shareholders, one of whom is Vietnamese.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: Limited to capital for sleeping partners, unlimited for managing partners.
General partnership
Number of partners: At least two co-owners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: Unlimited to all partners.
The Competent Organisation
The State Committee for Co-operation and Investment handles foreign direct investments.
 
Setting Up a Company Vietnam East Asia & Pacific
Procedures (number) 8.0 7.3
Time (days) 16.0 29.7

Source: Doing Business, 2016

 
Business Setup Procedures
Business consulatation website, Information of the procedures to start a Business in Vietnam
Company registration office

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