Immigrate to Vietnam: Things to know before moving to Vietnam

Vietnam has become a haven for expats from all over the world in recent years, so it is no surprise more and more people are looking for reliable and low-cost solutions to move personal belongings to Vietnam. Before you start planning your move to Vietnam from the USA, UK, Canada or anywhere else, first check everything you should know before moving, to save your average moving costs and easily book shipping to Vietnam in a few simple steps.

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THE BASICS

Things to know about living in Vietnam

Drastic changes in this South-East Asian country in the 1980’s paved the way for a thriving expat community, thanks to an influx of businesses moving to Vietnam creating economic stability and abundant opportunities for foreigners as well as locals. If you are thinking of immigrating to this tropical Asian paradise, here are few more basic facts you should know:
Capital
Hanoi
Timezone
UTC + 7
Currency
Vietnamese đồng (₫) (VND)
Population
94.500.000
Official Language
Vietnamese
Dialling code
+84
Emergency number
112
Driving
On the right side

BEFORE MOVING

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Visa regulations for Vietnam

There are several visas for Vietnam for which you can apply, depending on your purpose for relocating to Vietnam.

Tourist visa: For those who wish to visit Vietnam without working, for up to 30 days.

Business Visa: There are two kinds of work permits for Vietnam. If you have already work in Vietnam prior to moving, your employer can sponsor your business visa which allows you to stay for up to 1 year. If you are moving to Vietnam without a job, this visa will allow you to live and work for up to 90 days.

Official visas: are for diplomatic purposes and are issued for different durations. These are only issued with an official letter from the Vietnamese government.

For more information on visa regulations for Vietnam, please check with the Vietnamese authorities.

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Property in Vietnam

Although the cost of living in Vietnam for most things is relatively cheap depending on where you hail from, many expats living in Vietnam have noted that the same isn’t true for the price of renting an apartment.

If you are immigrating to Vietnam alone, a single bedroom apartment for rent in Ho Chi Minh City will cost around 7 – 20.000.000 VND (€260 – €800) per month. For a family moving to Vietnam with kids, a 3-bedroom apartment in the centre of town will cost between 18 – 46.000.000 VND (€670 – €1700) per month.

If you are looking for an apartment to rent in Hanoi, prices range between 4.5 – 13.000.000 VND (€170 – €530) per month for a single room in the centre. For a three-bedroom apartment, you can expect to pay 10- 25.000.000 VND (€380 – €980) per month.

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LIVING IN VIETNAM

The cost of living in Vietnam

Expats moving to Vietnam from places like USA, Canada and parts of Europe can expect the cost of living for most things to be quite favourable, making Vietnam a popular destination for retirees to move to.
While accommodation, school and western products can be quite expensive; day-to-day items such as food, transport, internet and travel are relatively cheap compared to western countries.

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Job market in Vietnam

Vietnam has one of the lowest unemployment rates worldwide providing abundant job opportunities for foreigners, English-speakers as well as benefiting the locals. Job opportunities for foreigners moving to Vietnam can be found in many sectors such as tourism, telecommunications, agriculture, as well as language schools.


Education in Vietnam

The style of education in Vietnam is different to methods used in western countries, with a lot of passive learning and reciting. Despite the difference in teaching, Vietnam boasts a literacy rate of around 90%. Due to the growing number of expats moving to Vietnam with children, private international schools can be found in most major cities. However, it is a good idea to enrol well in advance of arriving in Vietnam, as the waiting lists for private institutions are very long. There are also universities in Vietnam catering to international students, however, the entrance exam is very difficult.

Preschool
Age: 2-5
Compulsory: No
Primary School
Age: 6-11
Compulsory: Yes
Secondary School
Age: 12-18
Compulsory: Yes

Healthcare in Vietnam

Vietnam’s healthcare system is currently undergoing some reforms, to bring their standard of care into line with neighbouring countries such as Thailand. For expats in Vietnam, it is a good idea to check with your doctor about any vaccinations you may need before immigrating to Vietnam. Most expats choose private healthcare insurance, which gives them better quality institutions and shorter waiting times.


Driving in Vietnam

Traffic in Vietnam can be chaotic in city centres, with motorbikes being a popular choice to try to avoid traffic jams. Remember to pay close attention, especially in cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, where red lights are often neglected by locals.

If you wish to drive in Vietnam with a foreign license, you will also need an international driver’s license, which you can use temporarily before exchanging your local license for a Vietnamese one. You will also need to carry the vehicle registration and insurance document with you at all times.

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MOVING DESTINATIONS

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Moving to Vietnam from the USA

If you’re thinking of relocating from the USA to Vietnam, look no further than Eurosender to help you save your average costs of moving house to Vietnam. Book low-cost shipping from the USA to Vietnam in a few clicks, so all you have to worry about is preparing for your new life in Vietnam as an expat. Whether you choose to take everything or just a few reminders of home, we have a solution to suit any sized move and save you on the average cost of moving to Vietnam.

Moving to Vietnam from the UK

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Moving to Vietnam from Australia

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