Contrary to popular belief, it’s actually technically illegal to work in Vietnam on a tourist visa.
You’ll need a full-fledged work permit if you’re a foreign employee, and the maximum validity of one is two years.
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All it takes is a jealous business rival and you’re in trouble.
When planning your business, it’s highly recommended to make sure you are in contact with a lawyer well-versed with Vietnamese law who can advise you on what to do and, if possible, speak to a CEO in the same field about his/her experience. Ever dreamt of buying a nice plot of land to build a house, or a three-storey mansion so you can sit on your verandah sipping wine and reflecting on life? According to Vietnamese law, you can buy a house but not the land.
Access to licensed casinos is restricted to holders of foreign passports.
Alternatively, you could use that money for other not-so-illegal things.
Plus, you also need a licence to be able to drive or ride a bike on the road, just like in every other country in the world.
This might sound like something right out of an old school “How to Be a Proper Asian” guidebook – which may or may not exist – but it’s actually against the law to engage in a non-marital sexual relationship and cohabitation with a Vietnamese citizen if you are a foreigner.
I'd like any recommendations for websites where American and other western men meet Vietnamese women.