Long Term Visa Requirements for My Daughter

Hi Everyone,

As some of you might know, I shall me moving to Hanoi with my 2 year old daughter in October. We shall be living with my fiance (Vietnamese National) and soon to be wife.

Now a little background. I work away from home (at the moment Iraq) and because of the nature of my work, I return to my loved ones on a rotational basis. On my present rotation, I am away for 9 weeks and return for 3 weeks at a time. I understand that it is possible for me to apply for a multi-entry visa for both of us, but I am concerned about how to arrange a long term visa for my daughter. I am led to believe that after we marry, this will be a lot easier, and not so much of an issue, but we will not be marrying until January 2018.
It would be a strain for my fiance (but not impossible) for her to take my daughter out of the country every month or so on a multi-entry visa, but I am really looking for a more permanent and stable solution for my little girl.
I am hoping that someone on here may be able to advise, or at least point us in the right direction.
Many Thanks


If you are absolutely 110% sure about the marriage, you could consider having your fiance adopting your daughter.  That should at least qualify her for a VEC if not dual citizenship.  An added benefit might be that it could enable her to attend public schools which might not be such a bad idea at least from grades 1 to 5.  If she is two years old, she likely can be fully bilingual very soon.

A lot of people here describe relationships which seem sadly lacking in trust even after marriage.  Sometimes you have to give trust to get trust.

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