Vietnam is increasingly recognized as a favorite expat destination. Foreigners can take fabulous advantage of great weather, low cost of living, dynamic & friendly working environment and fast-paced economic development to improve their living standard. Moreover, rich culture, enduring traditions and costumes particularly appeal to those in favor of authentic Asian lifestyle. Alongside preserving traditional values, the country welcomes cultural differences and Western influence so expat will find not many difficulties in terms of languages or lifestyles in Vietnam.
Foreigners, who want to reside in Vietnam in the long run to work, do business, study or research may be interested in the renewed policies on immigration of Vietnamese government. Ten years ago, foreigners who wanted to stay in Vietnam for a long period of time were only able to apply for a six- to twelve-month visa and were not exempted for entry or exit visa.
A permanent residence card (PRC) is the perfect solution for foreigners who intend to reside in Vietnam for a long period of time. However, according to the Ordinance No. 24/2000 on Entry, Exit and Residence of foreigners in Vietnam, foreigners may become permanent residents in Vietnam in certain circumstances and under rather limited conditions.
In Vietnam health and beauty services such as hair salon, make up or spas are almost an exclusive domain of women. Many Vietnamese women when pregnant crave for even more of these services.
It is never an exaggeration to stress the importance of eating well, both when you travel and when you are pregnant – and now you are doing both at the same time! The general food guides for pregnancy may not necessarily match in this case: say you are often warned against cold cuts or soft cheese, which Vietnam barely has any.
Whether you are travelling to Vietnam for a quick period of your pregnancy, or Vietnam is the place you see your whole pregnancy and childbirth happen, with this guide we hope to provide you with some tips and insights so as you can enjoy both the idea of having a baby and the joy of travelling, all together.
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