Bear this in Mind

Endangered species and conservation laws for Vietnam I recently overheard someone shouted, “I accidentally ate pangolin meat!” He ate pangolin meat without knowing what a pangolin was and that it is an endangered species and trading it is illegal. This sad story made me believe that while many living in Vietnam are concerned about the preservation of endangered … Read more

Rooms Available

I’m from Spain and have been working over the past years here with the purpose of starting a hostel close to Pho Nha Ke Bang natural reserve. What company structure would best suit this business and what steps should I take to start? Pho Nha Khe Bang is such a beautiful place for a peaceful retreat—nice project. Vietnam’s legal framework contains … Read more

The Duel for Duality

Tackling the issue of dual citizenship for foreigners. Dear Antoine,  I’m an Australian citizen and would like to become a Vietnamese citizen because I’ll be marrying a Vietnamese woman and have decided to settle down here permanently. Can I apply for Vietnamese citizenship right after our marriage without having lived in Vietnam for the past … Read more

The Visa Vortex

Matching the many different types of visas with the right person Dear Antoine, I’m looking to open a business in Vietnam in the next few months and wanted to discuss some of the ambiguous Vietnamese visa laws. Although the visa situation is constantly changing, do you know with what visa I can open a business in … Read more