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 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.
It's crossed my mind just before I leave that I may require proof upon return to Australia that I didn't do anything illegal whilst in Vietnam. Anyone managed to get a police clearance from Vn cops? What happens if you're already in Aus (I leave in a couple of days)? Do I just wander down and pay some dude to give me a paper with a signature? I wasn't working whilst here so I was on tourist visas the whole time.
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 document that I have been staying there [since that was a company guest house].. Is this sufficient to get the "No Criminal Records Certificate"?? Appreciate anyone's help on this....
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...
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!
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.
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 that we can ensure fairness.) 3. One advice has been stated that I open business by myself, but with a team, it's better in my opinion as everyone has different expertise. 4. How can we ensure equal rights with equal power when it comes to decision making or vote on decisions. Who gets the overa...
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.
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 an arguement because I was tired from 30 hours of travelling I just accepted the outcome and came to my hotel room. My main question is: Should I contact the consulat in Ottawa and explain the problem to them? And do you think they will be able/willing to do anything about it? I don't care about the...
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
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 drive without a license.
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