A representative office is one of the easiest ways to establish a legal business presence in Vietnam. It is a form that many foreign companies take during early development stages of investing in Vietnam. A representative office is basically a legal agent of the foreign company that is permitted to engage in price negotiations, provide quotations, participate in tenders, and sign procurement agreements. However, a representative office is not permitted to engage in income-generating business activities such as signing sales contracts, providing services, or receiving funds from clients.
Advantage of Representative Office
Disadvantage of Representative Office
Procedure for setting up a Representative Office
Only businesses recognized as legally established companies in a foreign country are allowed to establish a representative office in Vietnam.
The foreign investor should submit an Application form with the DPI and obtain its letter of approval.
: Unit 706, 7/F, South Seas Centre Tower 2, No.75 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong / Tel:(852)3913-9500 / Fax:(852)2170-1919
: 3 Shenton Way #16-08 Shenton House Singapore 068805 / Tel: (65)6542-2309 / Fax : (65)6221-4376
: 13F, Charmvit Tower, 117 Tran Duy Hung Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam / Tel:(84)34-8218-444
: 15th Floor R.1508, Vincom Center Tower, 72 Le Thanh Ton Street, Ben Nghe Ward District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam / Tel : (84)28 2250 8901
: 18F-2, No.163, Sec. 1, Keelung Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan (R.O.C) / Tel : (886)988-057-215
: Unit 02-02, Teega Tower, Jalan Laksamana 1, Puteri harbour, 79250 Iskandar Puteri, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia / Tel : (60)16 7099 778
: 100, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea / Tel : (82)70-7436-5844 / Fax : (82)2-713-0056