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itsjohnny posted October 21st, 2012 at 6:49 am to Giâý tờ.
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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 4 days ago.
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BlackSheep posted January 19th, 2015 at 12:21 pm to Giâý tờ.
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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 4 days ago.
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phobic888 posted March 1st, 2009 at 11:06 am to Giâý tờ.
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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 4 days ago.
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Vinamilk50 posted March 21st, 2016 at 5:45 am to Giâý tờ.
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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 4 days ago.
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DawidTFL posted December 28th, 2015 at 9:58 am to Giâý tờ.
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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 4 days ago.
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rburkwood posted September 2nd, 2017 at 2:37 pm to Giâý tờ.
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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 nguyen thao hien about 4 days ago.
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MrMojoRisin posted September 28th, 2016 at 3:47 am to Giâý tờ.
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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 1 week ago.
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travworld posted June 30th, 2017 at 3:45 am to Giâý tờ.
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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 2 months ago.
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Peter D posted May 9th, 2017 at 3:44 pm to Giâý tờ.
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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 4 months ago.
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Hanoi 2017 posted April 21st, 2017 at 10:22 am to Giâý tờ.
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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 Giâý tờ.
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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 5 months ago.
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Ben-E posted February 28th, 2012 at 1:08 pm to Giâý tờ.
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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 6 months ago.
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steam posted October 10th, 2016 at 4:23 am to Giâý tờ.
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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 11 months ago.
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BruceJones posted July 13th, 2016 at 10:14 am to Giâý tờ.
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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 14 months ago.
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frankHanoi posted June 24th, 2016 at 3:32 am to Giâý tờ.
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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 14 months ago.
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superbutterdog posted March 11th, 2016 at 5:42 pm to Giâý tờ.
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I find it hard to believe that this hasn't been asked before but I tried a few different key word searches and found nothing. So, does anybody know if it's possible to get a Vietnamese driving licence (for a motorbike) if you haven't got one from home? In other words can you take the test here? If so, is it expensive, easy etc? Thanks.

Last answered by Wald0 about 17 months ago.
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NickinNam posted November 29th, 2009 at 12:28 am to Giâý tờ.
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Has anyone here ever successfully gotten a "Permanent Resident Card" by virtue of being married to a Vietnamese national? How long did you have to be here before qualifying? I read this thread: http://newhanoian.xemzi.com/en/aska/answers/qid/1872 and thought I would be clever and get around this whole working paper issue by doing the paperwork and getting my permanent residency card. In that thread, one poster quoted: the "ORDINANCE ON ENTRY, EXIT AND RESIDENCE OF FOREIGNERS IN VIETNAM" s...

Last answered by mollor about 18 months ago.
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european_son posted May 13th, 2013 at 10:13 pm to Giâý tờ.
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Can anyone please advise on whether I can choose Western names for my baby's Vietnamese birth certificate, or do all the names have to be Vietnamese? Brief summary of my position...my wife is Vietnamese, and I am from the UK. We live in Vietnam, and we had a baby here recently. We want the baby's main first name to be Western, with Vietnamese middle name and my surname. We are attempting to get a Vietnamese birth certificate, but the Ministry appear to be saying that we can only choose...

Last answered by Minero about 18 months ago.
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prabu201 posted March 7th, 2016 at 3:38 am to Giâý tờ.
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Hi friends, I'm planning to buy a used motorbike from a foreigner with NN number plate registered under his name. I am working in vietnam with a valid work permit and temporary residence card. I would like it to be re-registered in my name as he is leaving the country in two months. I am not sure about the documents required and the registration fee. Any help on this would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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canada69 posted February 9th, 2016 at 11:29 am to Giâý tờ.
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Does anyone know how to deal properly with income taxes I have been here under one year and need to consider a longer-term stay-taxes will be a big part of the decision-currently I don't think my employer is doing any tax stuff (assigning me a tax number),I don't have a formal work contract (didn't bother as last employer screwed me on every promise)If Im going to stay on-I need to get this stuff sorted out-anyone know a good accountant- (Im actually a CFP but this stuff here is beyond me !)

Last answered by phobic888 about 18 months ago.
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