I'm currently having some trouble understanding the rules for working in Vietnam.
Volunteered at an English centre in Vietnam from March to June this year. I really liked the country and decided that I wanted to live here. In August one of my friends asked me if i could work for her school and I accepted.
The school then organized a 3 months working visa for me and I arrived in VN a few weeks later. I signed the contract and started working. A few days later I was informed that the local police terminated my contract due to me not "being qualified" for the job. The reason was that I don't have a university degree.
I have since then been to the police a couple of times with my GF(she is vietnamese) but most of the time they refuse to answer any questions. I have asked some of my friends that work in other provinces but they give completely different answers. I have also gotten 4 other work offers during the period but everything is being stopped by the police.
So heres my question:
1. Why cant I be employed even when I have a working visa? Is there any way for me to work legally in Vietnam despite not having a degree?
2. The police informed me that I am only allowed to work for the company that invited me. If I want to be employed by another company I need to leave the country and have another visa made for me. However one of my friends worked for 3 different companies during his 6 month stay without any problems with the police.
3. What are the rules regarding renting a room as a foreigner? At first I stayed in my girlfriends apartment but after a few nights 3 police officers showed up and kicked me out. The reason being that we were not married and because I'm a foreigner. Later when I asked at the police station they told me I'm not allowed to rent any property at all!