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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 […]

By |July 17th, 2018|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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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 […]

By |May 8th, 2018|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments

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 […]

By |April 12th, 2018|Business, Legal Ease|1 Comment
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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 […]

By |February 9th, 2018|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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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 […]

By |December 10th, 2017|Business, Legal Ease|1 Comment
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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|1 Comment
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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