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 sexual characteristics match my identified gender. In France I managed to legally change

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All or Nothing

Before investing in binary options, read this Dear Sven, I’ve been reading about a few investment platforms where I can register for online that allow me to manage my investments with relative ease. Some of the platforms advertised seem to offer products producing very high annual returns, some of which I am not familiar with,

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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 foreigners about the basic legal requirements in Vietnam in this field. Most foreigners wonder

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Shutta: The Wheel of Time

Shutta’s photo-from-video app brings you a clean, easy-to-use new design. With a 2-speed operational wheel, users can comfortably scroll through their video to find that one iconic frame and make a high-resolution photo, capturing it forever. Shutta’s 1 million users can now fast forward and rewind, but also skip through frame by frame searching for

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Fringe Benefits

How to set up an employee pension plan in Southeast Asia I am a manager of a footwear production company, with factories and operations in Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia and Cambodia. I started the company with three partners about two years ago. Since then the company has become profitable, but at the same time we face

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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 degree the ability to obtain work in Vietnam without a work permit. Is this

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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 enthusiastic about setting up a business here. However, unlike many Western countries, such as

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Banking Globally, Locally

Ways to diversify your banking needs outside of Vietnam I am an American citizen and have been running a small textile business in Vietnam for just over ve years. Since my company is incorporated solely in Vietnam, I have been conducting all of my corporate and individual banking activities through my Vietnam- ese bank accounts.

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The Kids are not Alright

What to do if you suspect child abuse Dear Antoine and Caroline, I hear my neighbors yelling all the time. They have a kid and I have seen him several times with bruises on his body. I am very worried about him. Do you know if there is anything I can do to help him?

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See You In Court!

Keep calm and find an alternative method to settling legal disputes in Vietnam Dear Marijn, My name is Azad and I work for a Turkish manufacturing company. We’ve been operating in Vietnam since 2008 and throughout the years we’ve been involved in a few minor business disputes. Once, we even started court proceedings in Ho Chi

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