Hi, I'm hoping to teach in Vietnam next year after i finish my hons degree. The problem is in 1997 i got a conviction for unlawful drug possession which resulted in a 100 euro fine. This has turned up in vetting for social care work i did here in Ireland. It is a spent conviction but will turn up in Visa applications. I've read that to get a work permit in Vietnam you must provide a police certificate.
I suppose what id like to know is if there is a threshold involving past behavior. It seems harsh that a teenage misdemeanor would end my hopes, but I was hoping that someone here could shed some light on it. I'd be grateful for any help.