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Can anyone offer any help?

I've been offered a job in HCMC and am starting to look into the work permit regulations with the help of the company. Some of the information I have been given seems to state that a work permit can take up to 3-4 months to process and that the costs do start to mount up after a while.

My contract is only for 6 months as a consultant so should i bother?

any help or advice would be great

many thanks

josh

Yes it does take 3-4 months or longer to get a work permit, and yes it's very expensive. If you know you're only on a 6 month contract, come here on a tourist visa. Can get a one month or 3 month tourist visa and renew it for another 3 months. That'll get you your 6 months for your job. You may have to leave Vietnam and come back to get the renewal, but not always. That situation changes as often as the weather here.

Agreed with saigonmonkey, there obviously pitfalls going down that route, but more a risk for your employers than you.

That aside is the contract likely to extend? Either way your employer should be sorting your visa out for you.

Yes, SAIGONMONKEY is right. That is the best way you should do. If you do not want to pay for that, you should negotia with your employer and they must do it for you.

hello im pakistani can any one tell me if i got 15days vietnam visa how can i extent my visa for 6month or 1year and how much fee? plz rply me at danger_king420[at]yahoo.com

danger_king420 :

hello im pakistani can any one tell me if i got 15days vietnam visa how can i extent my visa for 6month or 1year and how much fee? plz rply me at danger_king420[at]yahoo.com

Go to the Immigration Police on Nguyen Du to extend.

Or a visa agent who can handle it.

YOU MUST FILE THE EXTENSION AT LEAST TWO DAYS before your visa expires otherwise you risk having to leave.

OR you can do a border run to Phomh Penh and get a 6-month visa.

Pakistan, India, Nigeria and a few other countries are on immigration watch lists and you might be required to prove you have a ticket out of the country

Good advices, I think!
I supposed you should contact a Travel Agent, as the Immigration Office will probably refuse your application if no one sponsor your stay in Vietnam.

Jaitch :
danger_king420 :

hello im pakistani can any one tell me if i got 15days vietnam visa how can i extent my visa for 6month or 1year and how much fee? plz rply me at danger_king420[at]yahoo.com

Go to the Immigration Police on Nguyen Du to extend.

Or a visa agent who can handle it.

YOU MUST FILE THE EXTENSION AT LEAST TWO DAYS before your visa expires otherwise you risk having to leave.

OR you can do a border run to Phomh Penh and get a 6-month visa.

Pakistan, India, Nigeria and a few other countries are on immigration watch lists and you might be required to prove you have a ticket out of the country

Let me know if you need to know the procedure in more details. I did several applications for my clients then sure can give you some practical advise. And no worry, no money involved here.

Hi, Dinh, do you know how to get a 3-month visa extension in HCMC?

Sophie in HCM :

Hi, Dinh, do you know how to get a 3-month visa extension in HCMC?

Lua Dinh 25 July 2014 06:00:49

Hi all - I've just moved to NYC and will be here for sometime. Hope to meet some good friends here...

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