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 […]
Dealing with a deceased spouse’s bank account
As an expat here what happens if I die suddenly and my Vietnamese wife’s name is not on my Vietnamese bank account? What will she need to do to access my account?
This is an excellent […]
Tackling the issue of dual citizenship for foreigners.
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 […]
Everything you wanted to know about Bitcoin but were afraid to ask
Are Bitcoins and cryptocurrencies suitable for my retirement portfolio?
This is quite a loaded question, and the answer could be wildly subjective and would depend largely on how much you know about the asset class […]
Starting a new business will always involve obtaining a set of special permits and licenses. These will allow you to perform the general business activity and any other particular and regulated activities, in compliance with the rules and regulations set […]
Alternative options available in Vietnam for couples who want to be parents
My boyfriend and I are over 30 now, and we think it is time to start a family. Unfortunately, we are not able to have our own babies therefore […]
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 […]
Five perilous myths of property investment
You will have heard term “safe as houses”—this is exactly how many people describe their attitudes towards property investing, believing that it’s the safest haven for their money and an appropriate platform to shelter long-term savings.
Indeed, property can be a worthwhile investment. […]
We receive many questions from readers about setting up a business in Vietnam. The procedures for setting up a company often appear burdensome and, sometimes, discouraging for those with a ‘small-size’ project. However, an alternative is to purchase a pre-existing […]