3. Long term visas (6 months and up) are getting almost impossible to get, such as the business visa in lieu of non-existent retirement visas. Immigration is weeding out the fake company business visas arranged by agents, according to fresh reports. People are being turned back or heavily fined. Expensive Temporary Residence Cards are being rejected and seized. Vietnam is clamping down.
However, expat forum reports are saying authentic job offers with work permits are not a problem.
Most people, especially teachers, are living on 3-month tourist visas, which means leaving the country every 3 months.