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shadow posted September 22nd, 2010 at 10:35 pm to Paperwork.
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hi ... I am in a dilemna here.. I came to hanoi approx a year back.. I had been stayin at one house and recently moved to new apartment.. Soon I will be moving out of VN and would require to get "no criminal records" certificate[issued by department of justice].. When I went to the police station last week, found out that my old house owner did not register my residence.. hence could not get a police certificate for my stay at that house... now my employer is ready to give a notarized docume...

Last answered by Khuyen about 3 months ago.
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rburkwood posted September 2nd, 2017 at 2:37 pm to Paperwork.
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Hi everyone! So I need to obtain a Criminal records check "Ly lich Tu phap" from the National Center for Criminal Records in Vietnam. I am a Uk citizen who no longer resides in Vietnam. I need this certificate to pass security clearances in my new job in the UK. I have looked through the Vietnamese embassy in the UK's website for advice and it appears that it can be done but you need to authorise someone in Vietnam to do it for you. I have no contacts in Hanoi who could possibly do t...

Last answered by Khuyen about 3 months ago.
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JerryLee posted September 19th, 2018 at 8:17 am to Paperwork.
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I can't seem to find any button to click for writing an ad or a review.

Last answered by alpha about 3 months ago.
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pslack posted May 1st, 2018 at 10:05 pm to Paperwork.
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Hi Everyone, I've scanned questions regarding a motorbike license but have not seen anything about people who might take the driver's license test or help with acquiring the license itself. Does anybody have contacts that help facilitate the process and a known price? I will be spending time in Hanoi and Lao Cai province. Thank you for your help!

Last answered by Khuyen about 7 months ago.
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theunfamiliar posted March 20th, 2018 at 10:11 am to Paperwork.
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Hi all. I'm an American just now moving to Hanoi for work. I need to find an accountant out here who is very experienced with America and Vietnam tax practices to help me figure out how best to approach my tax payments in both countries.

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happyheart posted October 3rd, 2017 at 9:58 am to Paperwork.
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Hi There Everyone, I am seeking advice on how to proceed with opening up a startup with Vietnamese citizens. I see most businesses open through a Joint Stock Company here. 1. I was wanting to know would it be best to open a Limited Liability Company instead of a Joint Stock Company? 2. What is the best way to protect yourself as a foreigner when it comes to being in a partnership? (Not saying that things will go wrong or VN citizens are bad, but just wondering for future reference so...

Last answered by Khuyen about 14 months ago.
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itsjohnny posted October 21st, 2012 at 6:49 am to Paperwork.
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I would like to apply for residency(temporary and ideally permanent). Has anyone does this with the help of a lawyer? I don't mind paying a fee. It would be preferable to running around myself. Any contacts in this area would be appreciated.

Last answered by nguyen thao hien about 15 months ago.
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BlackSheep posted January 19th, 2015 at 12:21 pm to Paperwork.
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Has anyone overstayed a visa recently and paid the fine on exit at the airport? If so how much was the fine and is it still calculated on a per day basis?

Last answered by nguyen thao hien about 15 months ago.
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phobic888 posted March 1st, 2009 at 11:06 am to Paperwork.
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So I arrived in Hanoi on Sat. night. When passing through customs I was taken aside and then escorted to the visa office where they explained to me that there had been an error on my visa. I got my visa through the Viet Consulat in Ottawa, Canada. Apparently they put the wrong code done and therefore the visa was incorrect. I had paid about $100usd for a 6 month single entry visa and was now informed that my visa would only be good for a single month due to the error. Not wanting to get into ...

Last answered by nguyen thao hien about 15 months ago.
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Vinamilk50 posted March 21st, 2016 at 5:45 am to Paperwork.
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Has anyone ever had any experience renewing their VN visa while on a tour? If so, please share your experience and recommendations. Thanks!

Last answered by nguyen thao hien about 15 months ago.
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DawidTFL posted December 28th, 2015 at 9:58 am to Paperwork.
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Hi, Have a question regarding my work permit. ( I ma based in Hanoi ) I am about to hand in my notice. My employer is wanting to keep/cancel my work permit. Can I keep it, if yes, under what law? According to the contract I am giving 30 days of notice. Can anyone shed some light on it? Many thanks Dawid

Last answered by nguyen thao hien about 15 months ago.
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MrMojoRisin posted September 28th, 2016 at 3:47 am to Paperwork.
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My Vietnamese driving license expired, and they won't renew it because my US license has also expired. The clerk at the Motor Vehicle department said I have to go back to America and renew my license. I can't do that because to get a driving license in a US state, you have to prove residency in that state, and my only residence is here in Viet Nam. Does anyone know of another way I can get a license? This is really important, as my health insurance won't cover me for an accident if I driv...

Last answered by lcpossum about 15 months ago.
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travworld posted June 30th, 2017 at 3:45 am to Paperwork.
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Is there a certain amount you can send out via Western Union? Without giving proof of where it came from.

Last answered by travworld about 17 months ago.
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Peter D posted May 9th, 2017 at 3:44 pm to Paperwork.
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HI, I'm urgently looking for an Australian's JP ( Justice of Peace) in Ho Chi Minh City. Anyone knows can hejp me. Thanks and Best Regards, Peter

Last answered by jeff g about 19 months ago.
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Hanoi 2017 posted April 21st, 2017 at 10:22 am to Paperwork.
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I want to sell my motorbike with NN plates What is the procedure to follow? Can someone help? Thank you

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Generealty posted April 7th, 2017 at 10:58 pm to Paperwork.
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"Wanting to take my pet dog with me when I return to Thailand soon. Is there an agency that deals with the documentation required to be able to fly together and be allowed into Thailand ?"

Last answered by Generealty about 20 months ago.
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Ben-E posted February 28th, 2012 at 1:08 pm to Paperwork.
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I'm coming into Vietnam with a little bit over 7000 USD in various currencies and was wondering if it's a good idea to declare it so that I can then deposit it in a bank and take it out without fear if it being stuck in VN if I want to leave again. Has anyone ever tried declaring money to get evidence of it on entry and have people ended up having to line the pockets of some customs official. I've also heard they don't give you a landing card anymore so I can't just write it on that. D...

Last answered by skarper about 20 months ago.
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steam posted October 10th, 2016 at 4:23 am to Paperwork.
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I am from an ASEAN country so I am under the 30day waiver thing but I found out that I cannot do an 'extension' unless I have a 30day gap between waivers. Hence I'm trying to get a visa. Best case scenario would be to get one without having to leave Vietnam. Currently in Hanoi. If anyone has a contact who can make this happen, please let me know (or pm). Thanks

Last answered by thunderpussy about 26 months ago.
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BruceJones posted July 13th, 2016 at 10:14 am to Paperwork.
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USPS mail. Anyone here know how to get mail here. I did a change of address last May of this year, but still no mail coming

Last answered by johnspud about 29 months ago.
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frankHanoi posted June 24th, 2016 at 3:32 am to Paperwork.
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Hi TNH! I'm looking at getting a Vietnamese Police Clearance Certificate, with my wife we lived in Hanoi (Dong Da district) for 2 years and a half under a work visa and we left 2 years ago. Now for a visa we are doing overseas we are required to provide such documents in all countries we have lived more than 12 months... It's apparently possible by giving the authority to a law firm or someone in Law to get such papers. Do you guys know how we could do it or do you know someone who co...

Last answered by transit about 29 months ago.
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