Good news!! Lawyers in Vietnam may be out of a job soon (at least for routine licensing matters).
The Government has just launched an online guide for investors on how to set up a business on Vietnam in 7 provinces including Hanoi and HCMC.
The online e-service provides a step-by-step guideline on where to go to submit documents; whom to meet; which documents to submit; fees payable; timing. It even guides investors on where to go to submit complaints if licensing is delayed or for whatever reason.
Ho Chi Minh City : https://hochiminhcity.eregulations.org
Ha Noi : http://hanoi.eregulations.org
Da Nang : https://danang.eregulations.org
Binh Dinh : http://binhdinh.eregulations.org
Hai Duong : https://haiduong.eregulations.org
Phu Yen : https://phuyen.eregulations.org
Vinh Phuc : http://vinhphuc.eregulations.org
This was set up by the Ministry of Planning & Investment with financial aid from the Government of Luxembourg and technical assistance from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).