Foreign workers working in Vietnam for three months or more without work permits will be expelled from the country, according to a new decision issued by the Prime Minister.

Companies without plans to train Vietnamese workers to replace foreigners in the managerial and technical fields or employing foreign workers who do not have work permits will be fined 15-20 million VND (780-1,100 USD).

Companies hiring foreign workers without informing the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs will be fined 20-30 million VND./.