Information on opening a cafe in Vietnam

Hi All,

I would like to open a cafe with a Vietnamese friend and wanted some information on how to establish such a business. It would be a joint ownership (50/50) between the two of us.

I want to know what licenses , work permits, etc that I will need to start.

Thanks!

Hi EddieteachesSAT,

Welcome to Expat.Com

You will find some infos by reading the Setting up a business in Vietnam article. Hopefully, members will shed the light on your queries soon.

All the best,
Bhavna

Have you sat down and really thought about what you are doing. You are going to open a cafe in a country that already has an over-abundance of cafes.

Yes I have. I just need information about the required licenses.

To follow up on Colinoscapee,  did you think you will have a new angle around having free English conversations?  That could get old fast.

EddieteachesSAT :

Yes I have. I just need information about the required licenses.

You are going into business 50/50 with a Vietnamese citizen partner?

It would make sense to get that information through them, since they likely know:

1. The language

2. The industry

3. The location

4. The local "politics"

I'm wondering: are you simply an investor?

Have you been asked to put up money, but you aren't trusting the answers your "partner" is giving?

It's just curious that, with the other options that should be available through your Vietnamese business partner, you would come here for your first post to ask for information from strangers.

Of course, if you are trolling, it makes perfect sense.

Yes he knows about industry location etc, but he is unfamiliar about license for foreigners. So I am looking for information about what sort of forms i need, where to fill them, and costs related to license, etc.

https://www.healyconsultants.com/vietna … istration/

Thank you!

Please get back to us all in a year with a full report.  :top:

:whistle:

Yes sure! If I'm still in business 😅😅

EddieteachesSAT :

Yes sure! If I'm still in business 😅😅

Thanks.   In return, we won't say " I told you so..."      :idontagree:

colinoscapee :

Have you sat down and really thought about what you are doing. You are going to open a cafe in a country that already has an over-abundance of cafes.

Hey, he's putting the work in by asking on this forum.

Don't you know that every successful enterprise starts by asking questions of strangers on the internet.

:lol:

I heard somewhere foriengers can own only own 49% of a Vietnam business if in a partnership. I may be wrong though. I to want to open a business eventually in Tay Ninh. We are still in discussion mode.

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