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Monday, April 23, 2018
Driver license for foreigners working in Vietnam Driver license for foreigners working in Vietnam
As a foreigner residing and working for a long term in Vietnam, you can surely obtain a driver license in Vietnam.
Real estate business conditions for foreign investors Real estate business conditions for foreign investors
What conditions which foreign investors must meet to deal in real estate in Vietnam?
Maternity leave for foreign female employees Maternity leave for foreign female employees
As a female worker in Vietnam, am I entitled to a six-month maternity leave under Vietnamese law? Do employers pay any salary during the maternity leave? Is my employer obliged to keep me as an employee and give me back my job after the maternity leave? Can my husband also take a paternity leave when I give birth?
How to change foreign driver licenses in Vietnam How to change foreign driver licenses in Vietnam
According to Vietnamese regulations (Ministry of Transport Circular 12/2017/TT-BGTVT of April 15, 2017, on training and testing of road motor vehicle drivers and grant of road motor vehicle driver licenses), a foreigner is required to prepare one dossier of application for change of driver license and send it to the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam or the provincial-level Transport Department of the locality where he/she registers his/her permanent or temporary residence.
How to notarize foreign-language documents How to notarize foreign-language documents
The translation of papers and documents from Vietnamese into a foreign language for notarization must be done by translators who act as collaborators of notarial practice organizations.
Visa exemption for children of overseas Vietnamese Visa exemption for children of overseas Vietnamese
Overseas Vietnamese holding passports or international travel documents issued by foreign competent agencies and foreigners who are their spouses or children are eligible for visa exemption when they enter Vietnam.
Abandoning a newborn is illegal Abandoning a newborn is illegal
According to Vietnam’s Law on Child Protection, Care and Education, children, whether female or male, in or out of wedlock, biological or adopted, born to one party or both parties to a marriage, are all protected, cared for and educated, and enjoy rights provided by law.
How foreign commercial mediation institutions operate in Vietnam How foreign commercial mediation institutions operate in Vietnam
According to Vietnamese law, foreign commercial mediation institutions that are lawfully established and operating in foreign countries may operate in Vietnam in the form of branches or representative offices.
Purchase of duty-free goods Purchase of duty-free goods
Under current Vietnamese regulations, from February 15, 2017, persons on exit or in transit after completing the exit or transit procedures, passengers onboard international flights departing from Vietnam and persons awaiting exit may purchase duty-free goods.
Division of common property of unmarried intercountry couples upon separation Division of common property of unmarried intercountry couples upon separation
According to Vietnam’s Law on Marriage and Family, a man and a woman eligible for getting married who cohabit as husband and wife without registering their marriage have no spousal rights and obligations.

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