U.S. SSA and Veterans Benefits in Vietnam Update

As an FYI, after many months of working with FBU Manila I finally received most (5/6 months)  of my SSA benefit via direct deposit into my VND account.

The obvious information like matching the name on my passport and my VND account,  SWIFT CODE, and account number were handled with the DD form, but one critical piece of information not on the form was the CITAD number associated with my bank. I found my bank's CITAD number online and it worked.

So now SSA recipients can definitely receive SSA benefits direct deposited into a VND account.

Good luck

Mark

UPDATE:

I've created a new thread dealing with the new regulations for foreigners wanting to open a bank account in Vietnam:

https://www.expat.com/forum/viewtopic.p … 79#4656703

Bottom line: If you move here and want to open a bank account for the direct deposit of your Social Security payments, you will need to have at least a 12 month Visa in order to do so.

New topic