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Granting study abroad consulting certificate in Hanoi

Studying abroad is considered a new experience for students – pupils. Nowadays, the trend of studying abroad is growing strongly in our country. That leads to study abroad consulting centers growing and becoming more popular, especially in large urban centers like Hanoi. To operate legally, study abroad consulting centers need to proceed. Carry out procedures for granting study study abroad consulting certificates. Below, Viet An Law will provide legal information about procedures for granting study abroad consulting certificate in Hanoi.

Granting study abroad consulting certificate

Legal basis

  • Law on Investment 2020;
  • Decree No. 86/2021/ND-CP regulates Vietnamese citizens going abroad to study, teach, do scientific research and academic exchange;
  • Decree 46/2017/ND-CP regulates requirements for educational investment and operation, as amended and supplemented by Decree 135/2018/ND-CP.
  • Decision 2108/QD-BGDDT of the Ministry of Education and Training on promulgating a set of standardized administrative procedures within the scope and management functions of the Ministry of Education and Training.

What is study abroad consulting?

Study abroad consulting, also known as study abroad consulting service business, is a conditional business line according to the provisions of the Investment Law 2020. Pursuant to Article 106 of Decree 46/2017/ND-CP, service business Study abroad consulting services include the following activities:

  • Introducing and consulting information on educational policies of countries and territories; Consulting on choosing schools, courses, occupations, and qualifications suitable to the learner’s abilities and aspirations;
  • Organize advertising, conferences, seminars, fairs, and exhibitions on studying abroad;
  • Organizing student recruitment and admission to study abroad;
  • Organize necessary skills training for Vietnamese citizens to study abroad;
  • Organize sending Vietnamese citizens abroad to study, take parents or guardians to visit training places abroad according to the provisions of law;
  • Other activities related to study abroad consulting service business.

According to Article 107 of Decree 46/2017/ND-CP, amended and supplemented by Decree 135/2018/ND-CP, the conditions for providing study abroad consulting services: The staff directly providing study abroad consulting must have a university degree or higher; Can use least one foreign language at level 4 or higher according to the 6-level Foreign Language Competency Framework for Vietnam and equivalent; Have a certificate of professional training in study abroad consulting according to regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training. When meeting the conditions, organizations providing study abroad consulting services need to carry out procedures to apply for a study abroad consulting certificate.

Some study abroad consulting centers in Hanoi

Currently, study abroad consulting centers are established and widely developed in Hanoi, providing professional study abroad consulting services to many countries such as Australia, the UK, the USA, Japan, Canada, etc. Some typical study abroad consulting centers include:

  • Tokyo study abroad consulting company. Address: 3rd Floor, AB Hall, Imperia Garden Office Area, 143 Nguyen Tuan, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi City.
  • Thanh Giang study abroad company. Address: Lot N7A, Resettlement Area X2A, Yen So Ward, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi City.
  • VNPC Study Abroad Consulting Center. Address: No. 85, Vu Tong Phan, Khuong Trung Ward, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi.
  • Vietsse study abroad consulting company. Address: 39 Doc Ngu, Ba Dinh, Hanoi City,…

To operate legally, organizations providing study abroad consulting services in Hanoi need to carry out procedures to apply for a study abroad consulting service business certificate (also known as study abroad consulting certificate) at a competent authority.

Authority to grant study abroad consulting certificate in Hanoi

According to Clause 1, Article 108 of Decree 46/2017/ND-CP, amended and supplemented by Decree 135/2018/ND-CP, the Director of the Department of Education and Training issues a certificate of private service business registration. Study abroad consulting for organizations registered to provide study abroad consulting services. Thus, to be granted a Study abroad consulting certificate in Hanoi, you need to submit documents to the Department of Education and Training of Hanoi.

Information from the Hanoi Department of Education and Training:

Dossier of granting study abroad consulting certificate in Hanoi

Components of the application file for a Study abroad consulting certificate in Hanoi city include:

  • Written request for an enterprise registration certificate for study abroad consulting services; with main contents including:
    • Objectives and content of activities;
    • Ability to exploit and develop study abroad services abroad;
    • Plans and measures to organize implementation;
    • Solution when encountering risk problems for people being advised to study abroad;
  • A copy issued from the original book, a certified copy from the original, or a copy enclosed with the original for comparison of the enterprise registration certificate, establishment decision, or investment registration certificate;
  • Power of Attorney for individuals and organizations to carry out procedures.
  • The list of staff directly advising on studying abroad includes the following main information:
    • Full name, date of birth, gender;
    • Professional qualifications, foreign language proficiency, job position to be held at the study abroad consulting service organization;
    • A copy is issued from the original book, a certified copy from the original, or a copy enclosed with the original to compare university diplomas, foreign language certificates, and certificates of professional training in study abroad consulting.

Procedures for granting study abroad consulting certificate in Hanoi

The procedure for granting a study abroad consulting certificate is specified in Clause 3, Article 108 of Decree 46/2017/ND-CP and is specifically guided in Decision 2108/QD-BGDDT. As follows:

Step 1: Apply for a study study abroad consulting certificate.

Organizations providing study abroad consulting services send directly or by post 01 set of documents to the Department of Education and Training of Hanoi city where study abroad consulting services are located.

Subjects carrying out administrative procedures include:

  • Enterprises are established and operate according to the provisions of the Enterprise Law;
  • Public service units with the function of providing study abroad consulting services;
  • Foreign educational organizations operating legally in Vietnam.

Step 2: Processing documents.

Within 15 working days from the date of receiving a complete and valid application, the Director of the Hanoi Department of Education and Training will evaluate the application, verify the authenticity of the documents in the application, and issue a certificate for study abroad consulting services.

In case the prescribed conditions are not met, notify the study abroad consulting service organization in writing and clearly state the reason.

The result of the administrative procedure is the enterprise registration certificate for study abroad consulting services from the Director of the Hanoi Department of Education and Training.

Some notes for the center

  • Study abroad consulting centers need to pay attention to the fact that the foreign language certificate of the direct consultant must correspond to the market they will advise on. For example, when studying abroad in countries that use English, a minimum foreign language certificate is required from B2 and above.
  • Currently, there are no regulations on fees for granting study abroad consulting permits. Thus, when applying for a study abroad consulting permit, there is no need to pay a fee.
  • During operation, organizations providing study abroad consulting services have the right to request the Department of Education and Training to adjust and supplement the enterprise registration certificate for study abroad consulting services.
  • After being granted a Certificate, organizations providing study abroad consulting services need to carry out study abroad consulting activities no later than 45 working days from the date of issuance of the Certificate of registration of consulting services business. Study abroad consultation according to the provisions of Article 15 of Decree No. 86/2021/ND-CP.

Legal services on study abroad consulting certificates from Viet An Law Firm

  • Legal advice on conditions, documents, and procedures for granting study abroad consulting certificates in Hanoi;
  • Legal advice on establishing a company to conduct study abroad consulting services;
  • Drafting documents and documents to proceed with certificate application procedures at the Hanoi Department of Education and Training;
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If you have questions or need advice on procedures for granting study abroad consulting certificate in Hanoiand other provinces and cities, please contact Viet An Law for the best support.

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