I am an American citizen who just married a Vietnamese citizen. What type of long term visa is available to me and or permanent residency without having to constantly leave the country. I am retired so shouldn't need a work permit. Also where would I get this visa or residency.
A Vietnamese American war orphan who lives in the U.S. and whose mother lives in France, just found her U.S. G.I. biological father. He wants to know how he can get his name added to his daughter's Vietnamese birth certificate?
I am an British guy in the UK and I wish to sponsor my partner who is Vietnamese in HCM City to come and study in the UK. To do this he must have £10K in his bank account for about 2 months to show he can afford to be in the UK for the English language course. This is purely for the visa requirements. So it appears simple to transfer funds to his bank account, then before he arrives in the autumn, and after securing the visa, he can send the money back to me. He does not have a bank account here. Having spoken to him and read many threads on here, I can see it is not a simple request to move money in and out of a VN bank. We can prove that I sponsor him and when he gets formally accepted by the college we will have evidence this is where the money will be spent. So do ...
Hi there guys, Just need a opinion about my vietnam gf. I seeing her from last 2 years and things have been up and down. But from last 4 months everything went serious. We fell in love. We are looking forward to get married soon by october. Everything is working excellent. She is coming out my place. Cooking food for me. Looking after my health. Cleaning the house . Talking about our future babies and everything. Littlrly not demanding at all. If i buy her something she admires it but than tells me was not supposed to buy it and need to save money for our future. It really shows how much she loves me and really cares about me BUT Whenever I mention her that i want to talk to her family members she changes the topic. So many times i had to force her On that but because of th...
Which bank offers the best online banking in Vietnam, that can be used from outside of vietnam. Looking for something in English and not to crazy fees. Two I found that seem like an option are vietcombank and techcombank. I am no longer living in Vietnam from 2014, so need something to control from abroad. My wife is Vietnamese so opening an account in her name is not an issue. Reason formlooking for online option, is, that my in-laws are going to retire soon, and I want to be able to control some funds in Vietnam so we can either pay medical bills when needed, or give periodic money, without being burdend by high fees or exchange rates. I,m ok with once every few years bringing cash and deposit in Vietnam, but transfer from Europe in EU would be even better. Anyone have ad...
I need to renew my US license and I received a letter stating that I have to fill out a form, and get an optician to do a Snellen test, fill out the form and sign it with their professional license number. Has anybody done this? It's not clear as to wether this works for opticians outside of the US. If so, where did you go and did the form filing work? Thanks! https://dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv619.pdf Vision Test Report (PDF) (MV-619) 1 completed by a physician physician's assistant ophthalmologist optometrist optician registered nurse nurse professional
Hi I would like to ship my bicycle from Hanoi, Vietnam to Dublin, Ireland, Does anyone know the best service to use? or has anyone experienced a similar issue and can provide any advice or input? I seem to have difficulty when it comes to exportings goods from Vietnam to Ireland.
I am 68 year old widower since my 40, I travel a lot to Vietnam and really like the women culture and food, can some one tell me what is reasonable age gap for relationship in my age. I am financially well secured for myself !
Heading home ... and looking to send about 10 medium/large boxes (probably about 15-30kg per box) of personal effects (books, kitchen stuff, DVDs, clothes, etc.), no furniture. Does anyone have any good experience of shipping companies that will do this (and not cost more than the contents are worth)? Speed is not an issue, 3 months by surface (sea) would be fine. I asked at the Post Office (at Ho Hoan Kiem), but they said VND5,850,000 (US$250) for a 20Kg box. That was the cheapest rate!
Hi. My employer has threaten to cancel my visa that they got for me. She and I had signed for a probationary contract that's supposed to take effect on dec 1 2019, now when I talk to my employer she's offering a probationary period that we did not discuss before and not included in the contract. Consequently, I negotiated for them to honor the original contract we both signed for. And now, she wishes to terminate it unilaterally and cancel my visa. She told me to go to the immigration office but I refused to do so. May I ask your opinion, suggestions about this? Thanks for your reply
This country is a nice country. Unfortunately, many locals have been talking about the bad chemicals in the food that farmers have used to keep the fruit, vegetables, and meat fresh. Additionally, lots of food is being imported from China. One case said that some chicken eaten today is being imported from either the 1960s or 1970s. One case stated that they have chemicals to turn pork into beef. Another case stated some are suffering from sickness and death due to the harmful chemicals in the food. The last case heard was that in some restaurants, they were reusing the old hotpot water from other restaurants to save money. With all these food issues, many people have decided to not go to restaurants or buy food from local farmers. Of course, we wish that something was being done about a...
Hi everybody, I have recently purchased a package from ASOS.com in the UK and upon it arriving in Vietnam I have been whacked with a hefty tax charge. Is is only clothing and shoes and they are not designer labels just some standard non branded clothing probably made in Bangladesh. Can you please let me know if this is normal as to total tax bill is approx 35% of the declarable value Total declarable value approx - $ 7.117 M VND Import duties and tax - $1.606 M VND (23%) VAT - $887 k VND (12%) I have asked the import clearance office for a breakdown of the import duties and tax as i think it is too high for the goods I am purchasing. Any info would be much appreciated! Thanks, Justin
I'm a Japanese person living in Hanoi. My current visa will expire on 4th January so need to update it. I hope to get 3 months multiple tourist visa by visa on arrival. However, I cannot take flight so need to get visa by land this time. So far, the agents could prepare visa letters before I reentered other borders by land. I want to try the same way to get visa at Lao Cai border and have a short trip in Hekou this time. But most of visa agents don’t seem to support making visa letter for the immigration of Lao Cai border.. Anyways, I’d be glad if you share information or guide me the best way for this case. Thank you,
who plays violin with jeff beck? the answer is nowhere on you tube despite some rarified playing by the violinist. tabbed as "jeff beck and tal wilkenbucket" - the latter is his bass playing partner but not the violinist. never mind - i don't expect an answer but the "ask" website is now just another search engine
Police Clearance or Judicial certificate. There was a similar question regarding the above which have answered my worries but it was dated 2 years ago. I was in Hanoi for more than a year 9 yrs ago and now desperately need a police clearance. If I lost my Vietnam temporary resident card. What else would I be needing to produce to helping my Viet friend( who has no idea how to get a clearance for me)1. might be copies of passport? 2 fees 3. letter of authority(authorised letter) Anything else? Please help me as I am in the desperate need to get Vietnam police clearance ASAP. Thank you
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 this for me. http://vietnamembassy.org.uk/index.php?action=p&ct=Consular%20Services%20for%20Ireland%20residents#PCHECK I have contacted a few law firms about this and have been quoted $500(!) to do this. Does anyone know of anyone else offering this sort of service at a better price? Any hel...
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