Under the provisions of Decree No. 73/2012/ND-CP dated 26/9/2012 of the Government providing for cooperation, investment of foreigners in the field of education.

Foreign investors are allowed to establish a Preschool with 100% capital of foreign investors according to the following procedures:

(I) Registration/suggestion for granting an investment certificate to establish an enterprise and carry out projects on education at preschool under educational program of foreign for alien children.

Dossier includes:

(1) Registration/suggestion for granting an investment certificate

(2) Minutes of meetings of investors

(3) Decision of investors

(4) The draft of charter of enterprise

(5) List of investors

(6) Letter for appointing a legal representatives of enterprise

(7) Letter for appointing a Headmaster of Preschool

(8) Letter for appointing a Deputy Headmaster of Preschool

(9) Report on financial capacity of investors

(10) Power of attorney for realizing affairs

(11) The feasibility study and financial analysis for implementation of the project

(12) Educational program for Preschool

(13) List of teachers in expectation

(14) Documents for proving about financial capacity of investors

(15) Certificate of Business Registration of investors (if as enterprises) or passport of investors (if as individuals)

(16) Documents for proving about capability and experience of investors regarding activities in field of early childhood education

(17) Passport and confirmation for temporary residence of legal representative of enterprise

(18) Passport and confirmation for temporary residence (if any) of principal, vice principal of school

(19) Diplomas, certificates and confirmations about capabilities and experiences of principal and assistant principal in field of early childhood education and educational management.

(20) Passports, diplomas and certificates and confirmations about capabilities and experiences of teachers.

(21) Employment contracts with principal, assistant principal and teachers (signed under the form of principle contracts)

(22) Contract for location lease (borrow) used as headquarter and location of project implementation with period of the lease (borrow) is at least 5 years and attached legal papers of the location to prove the location lease (borrow) is legal.

(23) The papers, documents and other information requested by authorities, authorized state agencies for each specific case.

* Dossiers shall be made in 1 original  and 7 copies of photocopy and submitted to the Department of Planning and Investment

* Examining the dossiers at the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Department of Finance, Department of Education, People's Committee of district where is the headquarters and location of the project implementation of the enterprise.

* Time for examination is during about 5 weeks.

* Time to be received an investment certificate is about 9 weeks since the Dossiers shall be received and approved by the Department of Planning and Investment.

(II) Registration / suggestion for granting the decision for school establishment 

Dossier includes:

(1) Registration / suggestion for granting the decision for Preschool establishment

(2) Detailed scheme for Preschool establishment

(3) Reporting on project implementation which registered in the investment certificate accompanied evidencing documents

(4) Power of attorney for realizing affairs

(5) Educational programme for Preschool

(6) List of teachers in expectation

(7) List of managers in expectation

(8) Investment Certificate

(9) Documents for proving about the capability and experience of investors regarding activities in the field of early childhood education

(10) Passport, Temporary residence card and Working permit of Legal Representative of the enterprise

(11) Passport and confirmation for temporary residence (if any) of the principal, vice principal of the school

(12) Diplomas, certificates and confirmation about capabilities and experiences of principal and assistant principal in the field of early childhood education and educational management.

(13) Passports, diplomas and certificates and confirmation about capabilities and experiences of the teachers (have at least 5 years in experience).

(14) The employment contracts with principal, assistant principal and teachers (signed under the form of principle contracts)

(15) Contract for location lease (borrow) used as headquarter and location of project implementation with period of the lease (borrow) is at least 5 years and attached the legal papers of the location to prove the location lease (borrow) is legal.

(16) The papers, documents and other information requested by authorities, authorized state agencies for each specific case.

* Dossiers shall be made in 1 original  and 5 copies of photocopy and submitted to People's Committee of district and then sent to Department of Education of district for resolving.

* Examining the dossiers and appraising location of project implementation at Department of Education, People's Committee of district and Police of district and ward where is the headquarters and location of the project implementation of the enterprise.

* Time to be received the decision for Preschool establishment is about 9 weeks since the Dossiers shall be received and approved by the Department of Education.

* The decision for Preschool establishment shall be granted by People's Committee of district.

(III) Registration / suggestion for granting the Licence for Educational Activities

Dossier includes:

(1) Registration / suggestion for granting the Licence for Educational Activities of Preschool

(2) Regulation on the organization and operation of the Preschool

(3) Report on progress of implementation for investment project, status of capital contribution, loan capital, total executed investment capital

(4) Report and Explanation on the Preschool is satisfied conditions which stipulated in Articles 28, 29, 30, 31 of Decree No. 73/2012/ND-CP

(5) Documentation accompanying

* List of the principal, assistant principal, managers (deputy managers) of departments and chief accountant

* List and Curriculum vitae of staffs and teachers

* Programs, lesson plans, learning materials, list of textbooks and main references

* Candidates, regulations and period of enrolment

* Training Regulation

* Scale of Training

* Provisions on tuition and related fees

* Regulations on examination, evaluation and recognition of completed coursework programs, modules, training levels

* Samples of diplomas and certificates shall be used

(6) Judicial records of the Principal, assistant principals and teachers which were legalized

(7) Profile of principal

* Confirmation on teaching experience and used to be an assistant principal

* Judicial record

Notice:

* The documents were issued abroad which must be consular legalized and translated into Vietnamese

* The educational programs must be confirmed by competent authorities abroad (Embassy or offices of the Ministry of Education overseas) that the current educational program is being applied to teach in the domestic and abroad, and must be consular legalized.

* Dossiers shall be made in 1 original  and 5 copies of photocopy and submitted to Department of Education of district for resolving.

(To see Vietnamese version at article as "Thành lập trường mầm non 100% vốn đầu tư nước ngoài ")

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Written and posted up by Lawyer Nguyen Thi Thoa