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Does anyone know if you can bring a pet cat into Vietnam on a TOURIST visa? We're moving to Hanoi in late-summer but would like to come early (before work visas take effect) and bring our cat to stay for the interim. I'm getting conflicting info from different sources so was curious if anyone has done this successfully or knows the ACTUAL regulations! Thanks so much, Jeffrey
The company that I have been working for the past 4 years and I have parted company last week. I have recived phone calls telling me that if I don't continue to work for them they will cancel my work permit and residence card. How fast can they do this? Is there a grace period under labour laws of vietnam, where the employer has time to plan other visa? PROBLEM; my passport doesn't have a full page for a Visa sticker. Any help is greatly needed. Im British... Please help
Has anybody had any recent experience of applying and paying for a 3 year work permit recently. I have just been informed by a colleague, who is at this stage of the process ( I am not, quite yet) that the company we work for are telling her she is expected to pay $800 for her work permit via a salalry deduction , which will be repaid after 6 months????? It is the amount being paid that I ma querying here, not the company's ethics of promising to pay back after 6 months ( they might as we...
Can my employer cancel my work visa if I end the work contract early? What about them going to the police to prohibit me from working anywhere else? Also, do they have the authority to freeze my bank account? What can they do if I end the contract early? I've heard many horror stories but not sure if they're true or even possible.
Does anybody know if I can renew a first time 3 month DL visa, I arrived in October, for another 3 months without leaving the country?
Urgent please: I am an English teacher. The Vietnamese school that wants to hire me asked for my BA degree with "stamp" but the original is in my home country of Italy. What is this "stamp" is it a notarization? Can someone pls help? I dont have the original with me and I need to know if/what i need to do. Thanks
Hi everyone, Where to find info on all the new visas, especially the visa exemption? I have a visa exemption and I just wanted to extend my stay by another three months. I was told I can't do this anymore, unless I go to my wife's hometown (Haiphong). I live in central Vietnam and I am not really keen on making trips to Haiphong all the time. Any info, options? Thanks.
My wife is Canadian and we made a mistake of not obtaining the police criminal record check before coming to Vietnam. We were advised about the process of getting fingerprints done here and sending them to accredited agencies in Canada however the process seems rather expensive and long. Just wondering if anyone on here has used the name-based check through such companies like www.backcheck.net for purpose of getting the work permit. Any advice would be much appreciated as well. Thank you ! ...
two and a half months ago, I had a visit from Immigration officials in Hanoi who told me my latest 3 month visa extension was fake and that I would have to leave the country and pay a fine. I got my visa extension from the same travel agent that I have used for several years for visa extensions with no problem. My travel agent got a visa extension from the same source as mine for a guy who left the country and returned to VN with no problem. I have tried several times to get a re- entry visa ...
What are the perks of having a temporary residence card over a 1 year working visa? All this is a bit confusing when trying to decide what you truly need between a 1 year working visa or 1 year working permit or a temporary residence card or even a spousal visa. Someone please put some clarity on all of these options & the results that they will produce in order to help newbies. Thanks
Hi everyone, I'm new here as I'm trying to sort some things and move over to Vietnam. I've been an English teacher in Spain for the last 8 years and have had plenty of training and a CELTA Pass A. I'm a Spanish national although I was raised from age 7 to 23 in the USA. I studied in the states and it's going to be impossible for me to go and get my university paperwork legalised there. I'm hoping to sell myself and try to get a work visa based on my work experience. As I've already seen, ...
Myself and a few others have been given a full time job teaching in Hanoi that starts early July. We want to get our visas sorted, though the company said it is fine to get them when we arrive at the airport. Is this the case? Or shall we get them before we leave the UK? If so do we need a business visa or a holiday one to start out with before we get our work permits etc? Thank you in advance, I've never done anything like this before so am very confused so any help would be amazing!!
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