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"I always suggested that they request the minutes of the HOA meetings, that's where the dirty laundry is aired and one gets a good idea as to what it is going on. The forum can act on the same way".   

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Sounds like good advice... though methinks one would have to be from the USA to know what HOA...stands for. Believe it, or believe it not...many of us are not from that country? 

PS. Just figured it out..."Home Owners Association"...for those of us that may know it by a different name.

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Thanks for more info,

what you advise to carry cash moeny? $US? or change the local currency from superrich? or just use Thai ATM there and withdraw as need?

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20 hours ago, waxpro said:

Thanks for more info,

what you advise to carry cash moeny? $US? or change the local currency from superrich? or just use Thai ATM there and withdraw as need?

No need to carry. Withdraw as you would from any atm machine or use credit cards as your normally would in a normal country.

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On 10/14/2019 at 11:29 AM, waxpro said:

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, 

 

 

No need to put up any pretenses. Just buy a long term multiple entry tourist or business visa for the duration you want and enter and then do whatever you want once you’re there. You just need a separate work permit if you want to get a job working for someone else. But none of those stupid rules in Thailand like you need a work permit to paint your one house or anything like that. Unlike Thailand, their police focus on real issues, not immigration overstays and work permit violations. And that’s why it’s much safer and less road carnage. Remarkably, you hardly ever see motorbike accidents there, or at least like 90% less than in thailand.

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Phillippines be it....speak english and the girls best in the world....Mush easier for visa especially Americans....lived there 6 years and thailand 9 years...Thailand make new rules for immigration not in your favor regularly...becoming more difficult....They Favor the Chinese...no knowledge of Viet Nam..Last time there i was doging bullets (War)   Girls are Gorgeous

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On 10/13/2019 at 10:47 PM, Kaoboi Bebobp said:

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. 

What about to obtain a multiple tourist visa for 3 months?

does this mean to leav the country every month? or just stay till the visa expires?

Thanks

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19 hours ago, lexlam said:

What about to obtain a multiple tourist visa for 3 months?

does this mean to leav the country every month? or just stay till the visa expires?

Thanks

 

The 3-month visa teachers get are usually single-entry, and cheaper. I actually haven't had a tourist visa in several years, using multi-entry business visas exclusively. However, that goes back to very early this year. Things have been changing and I left VN. Some good sources for up-to-date info are Cambodia Expats Online and the myriad VN city expat pages on FB. Pick a city you would like to stay in and join that specific FB page. They often have thousands of members and loads of visa threads. 

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what is the best cellphone operation in vietnam, similar ro AIS in Thailand?

How about internet connection in hotels?

How about renting an apartment room and get internet line ADSL connection, is it good and stable for online business?

Thanks

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13 hours ago, lexlam said:

what is the best cellphone operation in vietnam, similar ro AIS in Thailand?

How about internet connection in hotels?

How about renting an apartment room and get internet line ADSL connection, is it good and stable for online business?

Thanks

Viettel is Vietnam's biggest carrier.  4G gives around 40mb down.  You can top up many ways, but the scratch cards are popular there also.  You can top up and extend your time validity. 

 

In general, decent hotels 90mb down / 90mb up. (probably a 100mb plan) Cheaper hotels around 42mb down / 42mb up. 

 

Yes, you can get your own internet line. I think it's VDSL or Fibre, not ADSL.

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On 10/14/2019 at 1:03 PM, dotpoom said:

Sounds like good advice... though methinks one would have to be from the USA to know what HOA...stands for. Believe it, or believe it not...many of us are not from that country? 

PS. Just figured it out..."Home Owners Association"...for those of us that may know it by a different name.

When you Google it, the main suggestions are about "HOA Horror Stories"... :tongue:

Happy that it's (mainly) USA only :cool:

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10 hours ago, Leaver said:

Viettel is Vietnam's biggest carrier.  4G gives around 40mb down.  You can top up many ways, but the scratch cards are popular there also.  You can top up and extend your time validity. 

 

In general, decent hotels 90mb down / 90mb up. (probably a 100mb plan) Cheaper hotels around 42mb down / 42mb up. 

 

Yes, you can get your own internet line. I think it's VDSL or Fibre, not ADSL.

Thanks leaver,, I got this notice, do they have a counter service available at the airport? or get a sim card fromthe city?

Also, I booked my first week there at Asia guest house hotel, 

checked the map from the Noi Bai airport, and distance appoximately 27 km,

the flight will arrive around 20:20 PM local time, 

is there any public bus, train to get around the hotel or nearby area?

if not, how much the taxi fare approx fromt he airport to the old quarter?

to have some idea in mind and avoid getting troubled by taxi scammers there,

if if a public transport would be my best option, to look around the city, as not in hurry,,

regards, 

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On 10/23/2019 at 12:20 AM, lexlam said:

Thanks leaver,, I got this notice, do they have a counter service available at the airport? or get a sim card fromthe city?

Also, I booked my first week there at Asia guest house hotel, 

checked the map from the Noi Bai airport, and distance appoximately 27 km,

the flight will arrive around 20:20 PM local time, 

is there any public bus, train to get around the hotel or nearby area?

if not, how much the taxi fare approx fromt he airport to the old quarter?

to have some idea in mind and avoid getting troubled by taxi scammers there,

if if a public transport would be my best option, to look around the city, as not in hurry,,

regards, 

I haven't flown into Hanoi for a long time. 

 

I am sure there would be sim cards, money changers, and taxis easily available, but perhaps another member can confirm. 

 

They may even have the taxi voucher system where you pay at the counter, then are ushered to a taxi, with no more to pay. 

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On 10/22/2019 at 8:20 PM, lexlam said:

is there any public bus, train to get around the hotel or nearby area?

Bus No. 86 from right outside the airport exit door, 35,000vnd ($2), get off at the old City stop and walk 1/2Km to your hotel.

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14 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Bus No. 86 from right outside the airport exit door, 35,000vnd ($2), get off at the old City stop and walk 1/2Km to your hotel.

Thanks a lot for the answers, 

what about getting a taxi for the same distance? 

just in case I felt tired,, or rainy weather to go straight door to door, how much will be the fare?

it's really very helpful to have these ideas in mind as mark reference when traveling to a new place int he first time, 

Thanks again, appreciated!

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On 10/13/2019 at 4:47 PM, Kaoboi Bebobp said:

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. 

That is how teachers used to operate in Thailand. Then it was no problem

 

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