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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 […]

By |October 12th, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Acquisition Conditions

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 […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Ready, Set, Wait!

Before the movie becomes a blockbuster, there are numerous mountains of paperwork it has to jump over first

My wife and I are both European, she got a job in Ho Chi Minh City and this is the main reason I am […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Same Same But Different

The difficult road to parenthood for same-sex couples

My partner and I are gay and we would like to be parents. My partner is Belgian and I am Malaysian. We believe Vietnam is our best option to look for a surrogacy […]

By |June 21st, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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(Un)Conscious Un-Coupling

Honey, we need to talk…

Dear Antoine, A Vietnamese friend married an Australian in 2014 and the former is now filing for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. He now resides in Australia while she is in her native Vietnam. She already has […]

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Bar None

At one time or another, most of us have toyed with the idea of owning our own bar in Vietnam, here’s how

Dear Antoine,

I’m a US citizen in the process of teaming up with a Korean corporation to open a bar/club […]

By |April 9th, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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I Now Pronounce You

Marriage, gender recognition and the transgender spouse

Dear Caroline and Antoine,

I am both French and Vietnamese. I was born a boy but as I always considered myself a girl, I had several sex reassignment surgeries to make my physical appearance and […]

By |March 27th, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Gearing Up For 2017

Make driving legally in Vietnam your New Year’s resolution

Many of our friends and acquaintances have shared their worries about driving a motorbike in Vietnam without a proper license. So, we thought it would be a good idea to remind all […]

By |January 23rd, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Work This Way

Foreigners with degrees forego work permits, however…

Dear Antoine and Caroline, I am a Turkish citizen, planning to move to Vietnam permanently. I heard that a new decree has been issued allowing foreigners with three years work experience and a bachelor’s […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Rooms Available

Must-knows before starting a hotel business.

Dear Antoine and Caroline, I’m looking for information on how to register a hotel license in Vietnam. I am an EU and Australian national.

The Vietnamese economy is booming and I understand that you are […]

By |November 13th, 2016|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments