Join Us • Membership Application Procedures

“Hi, I’m Sam Hoang, AmCham’s Membership Services Executive. We have prepared the below information to make your membership application as quick and easy as possible, but if you have any questions, please send an email to me at sam.hoang@amchamvietnam.com, or give me a call at +84 28 3824 3562.”

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM

AmCham Vietnam welcomes qualified applicants for new member and associate companies. Please click here to download a Membership Application Form (DOC | PDF), complete it, and email or fax it to us (at +84 28 3824 3572), along with the below supporting documents.

TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION

The AmCham Vietnam Charter, Article III provides for the following types of membership and participation:

Company—Substantial investment or operational interest held by United States legal entities or citizens, legally established in Vietnam, as determined by the Board of Governors.

Additional—A form of membership available to individuals who are employed by a company holding a Company Membership, other than the Company Member’s two Company Representatives.

Non-Resident—A form of membership available to any party who would otherwise qualify for Company Membership but for the fact that it is not resident in Ho Chi Minh City.

Associate Company—For companies that are legally established in Vietnam but not eligible for Company Membership, whose business relationships with the United States or with United States companies are such that their membership in AmCham will, in the opinion of the Board of Governors, contribute towards achievement of the objectives of AmCham. Internationally-owned companies or Vietnamese-owned companies involved in trade and investment with the United States or with U.S. companies may participate in AmCham as “associate companies.”

Non-Governmental Organization—A form of membership available to non-governmental organizations legally operating in Ho Chi Minh City.

Honorary—Such members of the American community as the relevant Chapter Board of Governors deems appropriate. The United States Ambassador to Vietnam, Consuls General of United States Consulates in Vietnam, and the United States Commercial Officers in each American diplomatic/consular facility in Vietnam, and others invited by the Board of Governors.

Individual – For U.S. citizens living in Vietnam (non-American must be approved by the Board), but who are not qualify for company/associate membership, and are not employed by for-profit businesses (It might include teachers, journalists, etc.) OR who are employed by non-American companies and do not hold management positions.

Young Professional who are under 30 years old and are AmCham Scholars or US Alumni. No voting rights if non-US citizen.

Senior Professional65 years old or over who is working in Vietnam for a non-American company or a retiree. 

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FEE AND ANNUAL DUES

Dues are payable on an annual basis.

 

(*) You only need to pay this one-time application fee when your application is successful. This fee is paid in addition to your annual dues. Not applied to Young/Senior Professional Membership types. 

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

AmCham Vietnam was licensed by the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on September 19, 1998 as an “international business association” on the basis of the Decree of the Government Promulgating the Regulations on the Establishment of International Business Associations in Vietnam, Decree No. 8/1998/ND-CP, 22 Jan 98. According to the decree and AmCham’s Charter, companies must be legally established in Vietnam, including representative offices, foreign-invested enterprises, or branch offices and must submit their business licenses demonstrating their status as part of the Membership Application. Membership applicants must submit the following items:

  1. AmCham HCMC Membership Application Form (DOC | PDF
  2. Copy of ID page of Passport (to show citizenship)
  3. Copy of Representative Office License, FDI License, or Branch Office License indicating that the applicant is legally established in Vietnam
  4. Copy of contract or letter proving that the applicant is working for non-profit organization (When renewing, applicants have to sign the declaration form of employment.)

The completed Membership Application documents can be sent by email to Ms. Sam Hoang or by fax to +84 28 3824 3572.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION CENTER 

This is one of our actions to enhance your membership experience. Your membership gives you an exclusive access to specialized tools to promote your organization and network online with fellow members via the new online Member Information Center. LOG IN today to update your information and start using new features!

Click below link for instruction to Create Your Account to Access AmCham Membership Information Center

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY ONLINE AND PRINT

An online Membership Directory is available for general information. This directory presents information about all member companies, as well as listing associated member representative(s). Each AmCham member company is listed, along with address, tel/fax, a “Contact Us” email capability, a link to the member’s website, a description of their business, as well as a summary of their activities in Vietnam. AmCham Vietnam members can log-in to the site to view contact information for other members. AmCham Vietnam members also receive an annual hard-copy Membership Directory that is published annually in April.