I am an Indian national. Right now working as IELTS teacher in India. I am willing to relocate to Vietnam and work as English teacher. Can anyone please help me with my queries regarding same ? I don't have TEFL and now in last semester of my degree ( have result of last 5 semesters) . Am I eligible to work for any school or company ? Can you suggest some of those who hire non degree or TEFL candidates. Thanks in advance.
Alas, some fool (not me, of course) took my UK passport for a ride in the washing machine. Not once, but twice. Photo page has not been damaged, and nor have the visas. The passport pages themselves look a bit sad, and some of the stamps have been washed out. How bad is it? Is it still usable or do I need to get it replaced? If so, what is the procedure and how long does it take?
I have a large amount of US dollars in cash. I need to get it to my account in the states or to an account in South Korea. Any advice on how to do this without paying a ridiculous black market transfer fee of $600(!!!!!) or being questioned by a bank?
I went to meet a friend for lunch today. As I arrived, he was at the cash register paying, looking a bit green. He saw something seriously unsanitary going on in this medium priced venue, in full public view (plates being scraped, the garnished being preserved, and new food going on the same unwashed plate to a new table). The manager arrived at the cash register. He explained what he saw. Here's the question: She had this look on her face like "yeah, I know exactly what you're talking about" and she immediately got his bill, and gave him back his money for the time he had spent there before my arrival (some VND 145,000). But she didn't give any indication it would never happen again. It kind of just felt like "yeah, we do that here, sorry if you're grossed out, but here...
My credit card and debit card have international fees on them. I can either apply for new cards or open a bank account in Hanoi and get a Vietnamese card. What would you suggest and if you set up an account in Hanoi what process did you go through?
Wasn't sure where to post this so I put it here. Admin feel free to arrange as you need to... I would suggest this is a scam :-D User name: Drfauzi or something like that. Dear Friend, I need your consent to transfer $20.5 million dollars in Unclaimed Deposit which has remained unclaimed since 2008. The Funds will be moved to any of our correspondent Banks in "YOUR NAME" immediately to secure the funds first. The Principal will be shared on a 30/70 basis. Please,e-mail me your info as below. Your Name: Address: Phone Number: Scan Copy ID: Reply to my email below : email@example.com Skype ID: drfauzi090 Yours faithfully, Dr Fauzi Muhammed
Where can I blacklist bad landlords here on the site? I just had the most Horrific experience with a landlord and a housing contract. They suddenly asked for much more money while I stayed for some days and the contract had to be made in a few days. Once the contract was there, everything was a scam. When I refused to sign they forced me to pay 100$ for just a few days. When I refused they got so angry and threatened me by delivering me to the police. These people are working for the ministery of justice so they can do everything they want they said. Eventually I got away with paying less, but it took a long time to be released. These guys must be blacklisted. Do NOT ever rent the house on Doi can street alley 379 nr 24a and 24b!!!!
For how long is a work permit valid? I thought they were all for two years, but my current employer who promised to get me one is now saying that my six-month stint over halfway done so it is not worth getting the permit because it will expire at the end of the job. Is this BS?
I am currently trying to get a work permit as an English teacher here in Hanoi. I have all the paperwork except the proof of 5 years experience. I was told that this was only necessary for universities and not for private language schools. Is this true?
We are a British couple living and working in Hanoi (as EFL teachers, casual work, no long-term work permits etc). Our current 3 month visas (category B3) expire on 06.04.15. We are planning to stay in Hanoi until September 2015 so we need to apply for a visa extension- can anyone advise on the following points: 1. What is the maximum period we can extend our visas by? 2. Is it necessary for us to leave the country and re-enter Vietnam? 3. How much should it cost to extend our visas? 4. Where can we go to arrange a visa extension? SOS! So much conflicting information on the internet, and policy seems to change every week!
Has anyone done the trip from Hanoi to Sam Neua in Laos. I need to head to the area for work next weekend. I have the option of meeting a journalist in Luang Prabang and being driven to the area but I am considering saving some time and meeting the journalist in Sam Neua. I need to know how long the journey takes from Hanoi and if it is reliable? And can I book in advance from Hanoi? Also do I need to organise a visa in Hanoi in advance or can I get it at the border crossing?
Hello everyone, I recently left the country and came back in on a new visa (a DL type). I don't seem to be able to get a straight answer on whether I can work on this type of visa. The duration of my work will be under three months. I have asked my employer and they said there was no problem but I am a little dubious. Any advice would be appreciated. Cheers
Hi, I will be returning to Hanoi in May and will be needing to send a few things back home (to the UK) via the postal service. I have heard a few stories about things going missing (often). Is this the case ? and if so is there anyway to reduce the chance of this happening? Thanks in advance Paul
Does any of you fancy people know where to buy decent motrobike suspensions? I tried the usual places such as the parts market near Pho Hue but only stumbled into dodgy, low quality stuff. I need something that can actually absorb.
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