fernie fernie posted March 5th, 2013 at 10:24 am to Paperwork. Viewed 370 times. Answered 10 times.

1. What is the approximate rate per page for proofreading English documents in Vietnam (written in English by native speaker)? 2. What is the approximate rate per page for proofreading English documents in Vietnam (translated into English)?

D-Lincoln D-Lincoln posted March 4th, 2013 at 7:07 am to Paperwork. Viewed 28 times. Answered 9 times.

My US passport will expire in about 4 1/2 months. I have 2 choices. I can renew my US passport in Hanoi at the Embassy or do so back in the US. Which is easier? More convenient? Thanks to anyone who can answer.

skarper skarper posted March 4th, 2013 at 12:49 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 140 times. Answered 7 times.

I can't beleive this hasn't been asked before but searching hasn't turned up the answer. I'll need to renew my UK passport quite soon (about a year to run). I need it every 3 months for the exemption stamps. What is the current procedure for renewing a UK passport through the embassy in Hanoi? And how efficient/rapid is it? I live in DaNang.

chrishnjkt chrishnjkt posted March 4th, 2013 at 12:06 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 57 times. Answered 3 times.

Hi Everyone, Just brought my driver license to 16 Qua bac strt to get it converted, they explained to me that I will get car driver license valid for the period of my visa which is 3 months. I had to leave my french driver license with them but I forgot to ask if they would keep it or not. Will they give it back when I collect my Vietnamese one? I wouldn't want to leave it with them sigh... Thanks for any responses

Sally.Shephard Sally.Shephard posted February 18th, 2013 at 4:12 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 305 times. Answered 17 times.

I would like to do a TEFL course or a certified teaching course in Ha Noi. I have teaching experience but plan to move to Korea and would like to have the certificate. I teach both French and English. Any suggestions will be most welcome. Thanks.

Ocelots Ocelots posted February 3rd, 2013 at 10:21 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 128 times. Answered 11 times.

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.

Nescio Nescio posted January 28th, 2013 at 2:30 am to Paperwork. Viewed 94 times. Answered 13 times.

Is a work permit easy to get if you have the right diploma? I have a Belgian bachelor in primary education and a bachelor in secondary education (Subjects: English and Dutch) and two years of experience. I read that in order to get a work permit you need a university diploma. Over here, you get a bachelor through college and not university, though it seems the definition of a university is different than Belgium in many other countries. So, what's up with that? Do I have a chance? I'm planning to stay for a few years if I'd like it. Is it good to get my papers already translated through the Vietnamese embassy before leaving? And what to bring? Do you really need the original or is a copy with stamps enough? And I suppose you need a translation with stamps as well?) Would it b...

damooster damooster posted February 3rd, 2013 at 2:25 am to Paperwork. Viewed 202 times. Answered 4 times.

Hoping there's a way to avoid the tests... I am currently licensed in the state of Virginia (including a motorcycle endorsement) through 2017. However, the physical drivers license I have in my possession expired on January 19th. To make a long story short, Virginia used to print the license on the spot but now mails the license instead. I did not receive the license in time and it was returned to the post office. Anyways, I can access my online driving record which shows that I'm validly licensed until 2017. I'm wondering if this will be enough to get a motorbike license without having to take all of the tests. Anyone have experience with this?

D-Lincoln D-Lincoln posted February 2nd, 2013 at 9:38 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 144 times. Answered 3 times.

I did a search but no luck. I have to take a business trip soon but I also have to renew my US passport that is gong to expire. For those of you who've renewed your expired passport, how long does it take? Thanks.

TJEP TJEP posted January 30th, 2013 at 1:58 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 145 times. Answered 7 times.

I might be looking at buying a 10-11 year old 650cc motorcycle ... Does anyone here know what it takes to register a motorbike, that is currently IN Vietnam, and NOT registered in Vietnam? If it is indeed possible, what would the tax be on such used bikes? Thanks in advance!

Tevis Tevis posted November 6th, 2012 at 9:36 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 101 times. Answered 18 times.

As a prophylactic, please refrain from any asinine or snide remarks, as seems to be the common practice. I have a serious question: two parts. I am getting married to a VN woman in the near future. I am American. She is a party member, as is effectively required for her position here. I have two concerns: first, whether there will be any difficulty keeping her party affiliation while obtaining dual citizenship in the US (this should technically not be the case, under US law, but I am skeptical). Second, since I recognize there are at least a few folks here who have probably researched the issue of visa/citizenship options after a dual-nationality marriage, and I expect to be back in Vietnam in the future at some point, probably, for work and living, I am curious as to intelligent...

Aridion Aridion posted January 27th, 2013 at 11:05 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 61 times. Answered 14 times.

Right, as some of you have already noticed, i am asking quite a few questions about Hanoi. That is because I will move there in a few months and want to hit the ground running, so to speak. I am currently in the UK and have just applied to do my motorcycle compulsory basic training here. I have a provisional licence for car and bike. My question is this. 1. Would I be able to transfer my provisional licence to a vietnamese motorcycle licence. 2. If not, is there any place in Hanoi that can 'cut corners' to getting a licence? 3. If 'no' to the above questions, how long realistically would I have to wait to go through the whole licencing application before I could be on the road? Thanks to anyone who responds.

ElemenoPea ElemenoPea posted March 18th, 2012 at 1:36 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 437 times. Answered 20 times.

I've seen a few people driving quads about and I love driving them.. There's a few for 250ccs for sale and I'm fairly tempted to get one for the laugh. But will the police just take it off me? I've been stopped twice in the space of 3 weeks so they're definitely cracking down a bit.

christhemoose christhemoose posted October 31st, 2012 at 10:21 am to Paperwork. Viewed 88 times. Answered 11 times.

Not sure if this is the right category, but anyway! If I want to move to Hanoi, is it wise to get a job first, or just show up and look around? My Wife and I are early 30's, seasoned travelers, degreed, certified, and have 5 years ESL experience. In my experience I don't like taking offers over the net, but Vietnam is new territory for us so I was hoping one of the friendly Veterans could give me their 2 cents. Thanks in advance

JacobB JacobB posted January 22nd, 2013 at 7:15 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 253 times. Answered 4 times.

Does anyone have a good sample contract for our house helper?

JowiKrause JowiKrause posted April 25th, 2011 at 7:00 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 242 times. Answered 16 times.

Hi! Does anyone know a company or agency in Hanoi that handles the import of bikes and cars from Europe? I have an ODA certificate which entitles me to import a vehicle free of the horrendous VN import taxes. So I would like to buy a Honda in Germany and get is shipped here. (The VN built sccoters are all too small for me, I am a bit tall, and so I hit my knees when I steer one of them.) This would be a lot easier using an agent or professsional importer. Any ideas?

Grant (elite user) Grant posted January 11th, 2013 at 8:54 am to Paperwork. Viewed 198 times. Answered 10 times.

So what's the story with the proposed road tax for motorbikes? How much is it and where do you go to pay it? Doesn't seem like it is very clear cut.

slip slip posted January 8th, 2013 at 4:01 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 31 times. Answered 4 times.

In short, I got a legit work permit, I had a 3 years residency card that I have lost on my last trip to HCM. I asked my company to get it redone and apparently it costs 500 bucks. Which I think is a tad abusive and suspect something a bit fishy. Anybody has a clue on how and how much to get it redone? Thanks in advance.

vinh.dk vinh.dk posted December 25th, 2012 at 3:49 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 183 times. Answered 6 times.

Which bank should I open an account in which allows for transfers from both US, European and Vietnamese employers? (I know a lot of questions have been posed about bank accounts here but they seem to either not cover my question properly or only have very old replies.)

damooster damooster posted December 16th, 2012 at 5:34 pm to Paperwork. Viewed 197 times. Answered 3 times.

I'm about to go though the work permit application process and I was trying to find out how much it will cost me to have my documents translated and legalized at the Ministry of Justice. Does anyone know how much this will cost? I hope it's not as steep as the US Embassy stamp... Also, does anyone know how long it takes to get the documents translated and legalized? I'm trying to get the paper work to my new employer before I leave next month. Last question: I read something about getting my passport notarized as well. Is this for the permit process or the work visa? Thanks in advance.


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