Rewriting The Rules

Five steps to help HR prevent sexual harassment at work in the #MeToo era In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal in the US, the #MeToo movement received a lot attention around the world, especially from women. Women started detailing their personal experiences of sexual harassment on Twitter. Vietnam also felt the impact and published

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Fatherhood

I am 28 years old, from Uruguay, and currently living in Hanoi. I am single and would like to become a father. Could you please tell about the options available to me? Congratulations on your brave decision to be a single father at a young age. I understand how hard it is to come to

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Housebroken

Breaking a lease is breaking the law, know your rights as a lessee We signed a contract with an owner to move on August 1st, and the deposit was paid the day before. At 3pm, he told our real estate agent that he will return the deposit and the first month rent because he felt

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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

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Drive Safely

Hi Antoine, I’m a student from the EU traveling in Southeast Asia. I am going to spend a few months in Vietnam and will be driving amotorbike throughout my trip. Do you have any advice in case I have a road accident? Motorbike trips in Vietnam are always an amazing experience. Don’ forget to go to Ha

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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

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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

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Assisted Reproduction

Alternative options available in Vietnam for couples who want to be parents Dear Antoine, 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 we’re thinking about using assisted reproduction  methods here in Vietnam. However, we have

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The Golden Years

Visa requirements to retire in Vietnam Dear Antoine, I’m a French retiree who had recently visited Vietnam as a tourist for three weeks and I’d really love to go back. I heard that in Thailand there is a special long-stay visa for retired foreigners; is there a same arrangement in Vietnam? If not, how can

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