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Why the Retired Expat Exodus to Vietnam seems very real

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3 hours ago, Jingthing said:

I reckon the financial requirements would be prohibitive for most. 

 

What do you believe those requirements to be?

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6 hours ago, Just1Voice said:

Leaving is not really an option fo me. I have a good wife of over 10 years, an adopted son who is closer to me than most biological sons, and a niece who is more like a daughter, who tells everyone I’m her dad.

 

I have no family or friends left back in the States, so there is nothing back there for me. Leaving Thailand, even for Vietnam, is not really an option for me. I’m over 70, and have had a minor stroke, which makes getting around difficult at best most of the time. You could say I’m “stuck” here, and in some ways you would be correct. But with an income more than double needed for retirement here, it is a comfortable “stuck”.

If they up the anti again, I’ll just switch from Retirement extension to Marriage, A bit more of a hassle, but not unbearable,

I agree, when faced with a possible loss of Extension of Stay due to one month's income being below 65K I asked the agency what my options were. First thing they said was they would send me to another immigration office away fro C. Mai and renew. There were also other options as well but I was rather put out that Thailand was ready to purposely send me away after living here in retirement for 8 years. Well, ... up to them.

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What do you believe those requirements to be?
How would I know? I was talking about a hypothetical. My point being that in my opinion if Vietnam offers a formal retirement visa program that it won't be a cheap one. But I don't think they will ever offer that at all. Most nations don't.

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3 hours ago, Pedrogaz said:

Why did she buy a pickup truck she could not afford the repayments on? Did you support her decision. Frankly I would send her nothing and if the car is repossessed, well so be it. 

"My step daughter got finance for a pickup for me in 2017 …"

 

You don't read it ….? he write FOR ME ...

So yes... the wisest decision is to sell it pay the remaining sum  and if not sufficient the pay back for loan.., it  would be at least lower remaining debt

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Retirement in Vietnam? Hold your horses. Things are changing there too.
 
A friend has been there for several years, just renewing his visa annually. This week he was informed by his visa agent that VN immigration are developing a list of people that renew the yearly visa, but dont have a business in Vietnam - and are showing them the door.
 
Totally predictable. Again Vietnam is not really open to long term retired expats and in my opinion it never will be.
Better to focus on the nations that are openly offering programs for retired expats.

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15 minutes ago, luckyluke said:

Shows that some gf are different.

From 30K freehand  to 5K and now need working for 15 K.... must be really an Angel . Not many would do I think 

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'mountain tea that normally costs 50 euros per cup'.  The best tea in my opinion is 'See You N Tea' - as told to me by a surviving inmate at the Dachau concentration camp.

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