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hey guys,

planning to move out from Thailand to vietnam soon,

the first step I asked about visa, the embassy told me that can obtain 1 month tourist visa,

would like to ask the followings:

1. how about visa extensions there?

2. how about to apply for biz visa? fees and process?

3. how about staying longer to do biz or landing a job in the biz management sector?

4. what about the options of someone skilled in IT, e-commerce, digital marketing?

5. how about cost of living there? people? visa and staying regulations, etc..

6. is it a good choice or just to look at vietnam as alternative from Thailand, or find somewhere else?

7. is there a forum of foreigner community there similar to this thaivisa?

would be highly appreciated if some answers from some guys who experienced this before or currently living there?

thanks in advance!

 

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Think this may be more suited to our Vietnam forum ....MOVED

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It seems that many people are moving to Latin America or Philippines.

 

I didn't know that Vietnam is another option.... Maybe somebody can do a video on Vietnam vs Thailand.

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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. 

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I tried living and working(as an ESL teacher) in Vietnam 3 separate times, and each time I left more angry than the time before. Being taken advantage of by my boss over salary, having things stolen from my residence, blatant nasty looks, and an overall sense of stress and being run ragged are all reasons why I'd never try living there again. The food was great, the coffee fantastic, and some beautiful landscapes but not foreigner friendly(in my view). If I was to leave Thailand for another southeast Asian country it'd be 1) Myanmar 2) Cambodia 3) Malaysia in that order from most desired to least.  I don't know enough to comment on the Phillipines. I know it's very poor in some areas and most everyone speaks English there, (which is a problem, since I need to work teaching English to make ends meet.) 

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Thanks for sharing guys for the informative replies,

certainly, the personal direct experience on land is the final clear answer,

somewhoe, these preliminary ideas are helpful too,

 

What about ED visa similar to the Thai language course ED visa here? 

is there something similar there? and how easy or how much to pay for this? in case to be an option to stay long and learn the environment and situation?

from Hanoi airport, how to get to the city?

How about to rent a room for a month or 2 months?

As for the easiest jobs for foreigners there maybe for teachers:

what about computer courses: programming, digital marketing, web design, IT and math courses?

this teaching is the least alternative option, more likely to look at business and manegerial role positions, till find the way to establish own business, 

 

 

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Just now, waxpro said:

from Hanoi airport, how to get to the city?

Bus, 35,000vnd, drops you off in the Old Quarter or at the train station.

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3 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

If you like an environment that approximates the poor sections of Tijuana, the PI is the place to go. For me, I consider it one of the ugliest nations in the region. The geography can be pretty. But, the cities are dog ugly. No landscaping, and alot of glass and wire topped walls in nearly every neighborhood. Nasty. And slums galore. Some seem to be ok with that. The best reason to be in the PI is the women. The reasons for being there end with that one. 

Well that option is buggered then

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1 hour ago, AussieBob18 said:

Well that option is buggered then

I'm a waterbaby/beachbum so I consider the Philippines as one of the most beautiful nations on the planet. And I don't care for cities anywhere - even if they are nicely landscaped.

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