|During their stay in Viet Nam, they will receive support to find appropriate accommodation, jobs and research opportunities in academic institutions.— Photo kenhduhoc
HA NOI (VNS) — Foreign and overseas Vietnamese experts in science and technology will soon be granted multiple-entry visas or temporary residence cards if they made significant contributions to Viet Nam.
This is part of a new Prime Ministerial Decree which offers preferential policies for overseas Vietnamese and foreign experts in science and technology working in Viet Nam.
Following Decree No87/2014/ND-CP signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung last week, the visas and residence cards will also be granted to the scientists' family members, including parents, spouses and children under the age of 18.
During their stay in Viet Nam, they will receive support to find appropriate accommodation, jobs and research opportunities in academic institutions.
Individuals with orders or honourable titles granted by the Vietnamese State will be considered for permanent residence.
Overseas Vietnamese and foreign experts will be able to work for scientific-technological agencies and supervise the innovation process. They will also enjoy simplified procedures for work permits.
To qualify for the preferential policies, individuals need to have developed patents or seed varieties that are protected by intellectual property laws and matched with their scientific and technology missions in Viet Nam.
Individuals with groundbreaking peer-reviewed research, a doctorate degree and three years' working experience in prestigious institutions and companies will also be able to apply.
In some cases, individuals who do not meet the above requirements may still be considered by the Ministry of Science and Technology, other ministries and the Prime Minister, based on their employers' needs.
The decree will come into force on November 10, 2014. — VNS