Why oh why? 100 USD for a one day overstay? I overstayed for almost 24 hours. I asked around and they ( travel agencies and agents) They all said that I have to pay 100 USD. So I got different answers. I am led to believe that the figures are true. I tried to search online any other means of paying lesser. And I failed. This is a malady. I cant pay 100 USD for a one day stay. I have actually their emails saying I have to pay 100 USD. One said 450000 Dong. I resisted and I just told myself, Just go to the boarder and see how it goes. In the border, the officer said I have to pay 10 USD as a penalty. I then told them ( officer plus the attendant/bus conductor I don't have the money. I kept a 200,000 Dong bill in my pocket before I travelled. I anticipated they will rip me...
Visa advice My visa expires on 2nd Feb. I leave Hanoi on April 1st. ( I’ve been here since August 6th) I am only need a visa for 2 months. 1, Is it possible to get a visa for 1 month twice ? - Feb. and then March 2, Is it better to go out of Vietnam (eg bus to Lao or Thailand) and then back in ? Suggestions welcome plz Dave 01204033621 / email@example.com
Hi All, I am from Australia in my 30's and looking at coming to Vietnam for 1+ years depending on how things go, I would like to teach English and although I don't have a degree and in all honesty don't intend on getting one in the near future I will be obtaining my TESOL certificate to help me find employment. I know this creates the dilemma about working illegally on a tourist visa but in all honesty I'm not sure if teaching is something I will like as it's something I have never done in a classroom setting before, but I am willing to give it a go. If I do find teaching is something I enjoy I would like to continue teaching legally in Vietnam. I have worked in the corporate world now for 10+ years and have educated customers and staff for over 5 years, I have been Team Leader...
So much to sift through. I am currently in the U.S., yes, an American citizen, who is determined to relocate, find work, and gear a place to live in vietnam. My plan is to stay, do whatever it is i have to do, nump through hoops and what not, and become a permanent resident of the country. Citizenship isnt really a concern of mine, and i'll think nothing of losing my current status to gain another there. I've read so much about visas and permits and 3 month plans and 5 year stays, I don't know what to believe any more. I just want to find a reliable resource with up to date information so I can go about this the right way without getting into some sort of trouble, or worse. anyone know where i might find some answers? Just looking for a little guidance!
visa run to Bangkok from Vietnam. My gf will be leaving Saigon soon, going to BKK. When she arrives in Bangkok, she will simply get on to a return flight to come back to Saigon (HCMC). She will have a 3-month Visa On Arrival letter in her pocket to re-enter Vietnam. My question is: Does she need a visa to enter Thailand, when she will simply be arriving and leaving within 2 or 3 hours. We don't know if she has to go through customs or not. If she doesn't go through customs, then I suppose she doesn't need a visa The problem with applying for a visa is: she doesn't work, therefore can't give evidence of income!!! Hoping for advice Da Geek ;)
It's that time again when my VN visa's about to expire. I'm planning to head over to Phnom Penh as i did last time, but the people from Lucky Moto in PP are not answering my emails... Has anyone got their visas extended with them recently? Can they still arrange 1yr? Just don't wanna end up in Cambodia and find out they're no longer in business or something... thanks!
Hello there, I know this question has been asked frequently, but I'd like to know if I can find a job at a lower tier school in Vietnam in the following situation: - I am Dutch Born, 23 y/o, Caucasian, man. - I have a TEFL online 120 hour certificate - I have the Dutch equivalent to a British college degree in chemistry. - I have a completion document for the first year of a bachelor in International Business Management and I'm in my third year (will finish in 2016). - I recently scored an 8 on the IELTS exam (I only had 20 days to prepare and didn't prepare for speaking and writing) - My wife is Vietnamese - I'm staying in Ho Chi Minh city for 6 months for a project (not a tourist). Is there any chance I can get +/- 40 teaching hours a week if I actively look for classes...
The hard disk of my old laptop has died and I need to get a new hard disk. I plan to buy a new laptop a few months from now, so I'm thinking of just buying a cheap hard disk for my old laptop until I can get a new laptop. I use Ubuntu so I just need around 80gb to 160gb preferably under 400k, the cheaper the better. Is there any store that sells cheap hard disks? I went to Ton That Tung and the stores there only sell 500gb for 1 million.
For four years I have been working here on a series of B3 visas, i.e., one 3-month visa and extension, visa run, repeat. For some unknown reason last time, the agency got me a tourist visa, and I got in trouble for working. Recall that that was just around the time when the visa law changed, so there is no more B3. I had no idea that the "DL" on my new visa was tourist. Immigration has fined me 20,000,000 VND and cancelled my visa, and I am now banned for three years. Is this the normal way they deal with working on a tourist visa (which obviously I never meant to do and had no idea about)?
Visa's again - the 2015 version! Have looked through various threads but most appear to be years old and I believe the rules have changed recently. I have a Certificate of Visa Exemption in my passport, and have also just got a multi-entry Visa TT for 12 months, because I am married to a Vietnamese. The residence side is no problem for me. What I want is to be able to work. Somebody said I can get a working visa (3 months only?) - on the way into Vietnam. Can someone confirm this? I've also heard about Temporary Residence Cards (TRC) - but I think these need work permits to obtain, and these in turn require sponsoring companies - so probably not for me. Are there any options? The job will be teaching (examining actually) English.
I am looking for CURRENT information about opening a bank account. I plan to deposit my monthly salary in USD then, in June 2016, transfer the total savings to a GBP sterling account in the UK. I have a work permit and payslips, although my payslips pre-date the start of my work permit by several months. Preferably, I would like to make a single international BACS transfer- does anyone have any information regarding banking fees related to this service? Any other info on how to get money out of Vietnam and back to the UK without losing out on exorbitant bank fees or unfavorable exchange rates would be really helpful. Monthly salary is paid in USD, bank in the UK is GBP. Anyone? Total transfer amount in June 2016 will be around $16,200 or $1,800 monthly. Thanks in advance!
"I am looking for a rowing club in or near Ho Chi Minh City. I am a rowing coach with 25 years of coaching experience in Columbus, OH, Boston, Seattle, and Cleveland, OH. I will be visiting Phan Thiet and Ho Chi Minh City for three weeks in December. The Vietnamese National Team trains in Hanoi, per what I have read so far, but I was wondering if there are any other clubs, casual or competitive, training farther south? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Hello ANH, this is my first question here. Searched but could not find any answers directly on this issue Is there any disadvantage to getting a visa "on arrival " rather than applying in the country? I have been to Vietnam once in April this year and I applied to the embassy in London. It took 3 weeks and cost £62 total I have 5 weeks so plenty of time to do this now However I heard from Vietnamese friends and other people who visited that it's unnecessary and only costs more Is there any risk of not getting a visa on arrival, and have you had a bad experience of this ? Or is the worst case scenario only a delay/queue of a few hours at airport? Many thanks
Hello Hanoians! I want to ask regarding how to register a motorbike. My fiance recently bought a second hand motorbike accompanied by our vietnamese friend. He actually doesn't have working permit and temporary residence card, just B3 visa. They gave him 2 documents which i showed to one of my vietnamese friend. There is this small paper which is actually a driver's license from a vietnamese and one document that states that the owner of the bike is sharing the bike to my bf. It turned out that it was not registered to my fiance since he doesn't have driver's license, working permit and TRC. These are just documents that will prove that the bike was not stolen. Now i want to register the bike to either me or my vietnamese friend instead. Since i have TRC and working permit. I ...
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