Pocket Guide to Vietnam

Vietnam is the 47th largest economy in the world and has a population of 95 million. The main economic industries are Agriculture, Energy resources and Tourism. Hanoi is the capital city, the French colonies, museums are a must visit. Do not miss the night market which operates only on weekends.

The Vietnamese currency is called dong and 1 Vietnamese dong is equal to 0.000043 United States dollars. The main official language is Vietnamese. Some locals do speak English but French is more popular than English among the Vietnamese people. With its fascinating history, gorgeous landscapes, tasty food, and vibrant energy, Vietnam is a fabulous place to live in.

 

  • The country has its summer during the months of May to October and July to September witnesses the highest amount of rainfall. January to March is the coldest months of the year and the average annual temperature ranges between 17 to 22 degrees Celsius. The best time to Vietnam is either September or February because during these times of the year the fares are usually cheaper and the climate is quite tolerable.

 

  • The cheapest way to travel around Vietnam is to travel by train. Uber is much cheaper and costs about one third the price of a Vietnamese taxi. The country has three major international airports at Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, and Da Nang. The flag carrier airline of Vietnam is Vietnam Airlines. The bus service around Vietnam is time-consuming and quite unpredictable and traveling around Vietnam via bus is not a popular choice for tourists.

 

  • Vietnam’s largest market is the Ben Thanh market Ho Chi Minh City and it dates back to 1912. This market has everything from jewelry to food and clothing and even electronics and home décor.

  • In Vietnam, you get a unique drink which is basically a cup of coffee made with the blend of a coffee, milk and egg yolk. This drink was formulated in the era where Vietnam experienced milk scarcity so milk was replaced by egg yolk. Now, this is a major tourist attraction which is a must-have if you are in Vietnam.

 

Work visas in Vietnam

  • To obtain a Vietnam visa visit their official visa site and fill out the secure form available online.
  • Confirm your details and pay the fee.
  • Get approval letter via email along with entry and exit forms and print out all documents
  • Get your visa stamped on arrival at any of the international airports and present all the documents that include the visa letter, entry and exit forms and 2 passports sized photographs along with the stamping fees.
  • Now the stamping fees and visa fees in Vietnam depends on which country you belong to. You can check the specific fees details of your country on the official website. This process is the same for tourist and business visa. But the amount of money charged for the business visa is usually much more. Getting a business visa in Vietnam is not a difficult task but might be expensive for the citizens of some countries.