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How to Become a Vietnamese Citizen

Dear Hadrien and Marijn,

I am a Canadian citizen who has been living and working in Vietnam for the last six years. My Vietnamese girlfriend and I are thinking about getting married and staying in Vietnam permanently. Reading your columns […]

By |October 3rd, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|9 Comments
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What are your legal lease rights?

Dear Hadrien,

In January, I agreed with my landlord to sign a one-month lease agreement (uncertain of my plans at that time) and that I could leave at any time if I gave him a week’s notice. Now that I […]

By |September 19th, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Starting a Business in Vietnam

Dear Hadrien,

My Vietnamese girlfriend and I want to open a coffee shop here. We are very excited about the plan and really can’t wait to get started. However, I have little knowledge about the administrative procedures that we will need […]

By |June 26th, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|5 Comments
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What’s Your Liability in Case of an Accident?

Dear Hadrien,

I’ve been living in HCMC for nearly four months now. Last week, I finally bought a motorbike to travel to work, but (and I am a bit ashamed to tell you, and please don’t tell my mum!) I have […]

By |May 28th, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Dong or Dollars? The Law and Labour Contracts

Dear Hadrien,

I have been offered a contract to work as a project manager in Ho Chi Minh City and I will earn a little over USD2,000 per month. However, I heard that in Vietnam all amounts in contracts should […]

By |April 18th, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Civil Liability in Vietnam: What’s Legal?

Dear Hadrien,

Last week my 12-year-old son caused a small accident at his school. While playing football with the other kids in the schoolyard, he accidentally broke a window of one of the classrooms. Now the school is trying to claim […]

By |March 21st, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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Thinking of Transferring Savings from Vietnam?

Dear Hadrien,

I am an American citizen living and working in Ho Chi Minh City. I want to know what I should do if the unthinkable happened to me… How can I create a will to ensure that if I die […]

By |February 27th, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|0 Comments
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How to rent an apartment in Vietnam?

Dear Hadrien,
I recently found a job in Ho Chi Minh City! That means that I can finally change my shabby hotel room for a nice place of my own. I heard, however, that it is very complicated for a foreigner to rent an apartment in […]

By |January 3rd, 2014|Business, Legal Ease|6 Comments
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Looking to adopt a Vietnamese baby?

My wife and I are both French citizens and we would like to adopt a Vietnamese baby, however, as my name is not Brad Pitt and as I am unfortunately not married to Angelina Jolie, I expect that the process for us may be […]

By |December 3rd, 2013|Business, Legal Ease|2 Comments
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My company wants to demote me!

I have been working for a Vietnamese company for about a year under a labor contract with a two-year term. Last week, my boss told me that the company is in financial trouble and that they cannot afford paying me my full salary any […]

By |October 30th, 2013|Business, Legal Ease|1 Comment