Dear Editor,There is a rule that decrees a foreigner visiting Viet Nam on a tourist visa cannot legally rent a house and must stay in a hotel.
NZ students gain VN insights
A collective cheer went up from the young students as a large school of fish surfaced in a pond in Can Tho City, rushing to eat the feed scattered by a farm worker.
I am German and have lived in Viet Nam since 2009. My wife is Vietnamese. We own a house and a piece of land in central Quang Nam Province's Hoi An Town.
Will a female be able to start work at a company when six-months pregnant and qualify for six-months' worth of maternity leave to be paid by the company?
Dear the Editor,I am a person addicted to Methadone. I very badly want to fit into a programme as soon as possible. I can pay as well. Just please let me know what I have to do. How much do I have to pay? Do I have to go everyday?
Dear The Editor,I want to get a motorcycle licence. I had a car and motorcycle licence in my home country, but both have expired. Please can you tell me how to get a driver's license in Viet Nam?
Dear Editor,My older brother and his wife in Viet Nam recently died in an accident and I really want to adopt their nine-year-old son. However, I hold French citizenship, not Vietnamese, and I am single. So, am I eligible to adopt a child according to Vietnamese Law? If yes, what should I do?
Dear Editor,At my supermarket in Australia, the price of basa fillets has fallen from A$12 per kilo to A$9. This is inexpensive.
Dear Editor,I have three questions:1. Can foreigners buy homes in Viet Nam?2. Can foreigners start their own businesses in the country? If yes, which legal procedures should I follow?3. Can foreigners get permanent residency?
I am a German tourist who has spent several days travelling in Ha Noi. However, I have two problems that really annoy me:

Dear Editor,

Your response regarding how foreign nationals who are married to Vietnamese citizens can obtain a permanent residence card in last week's You Asked has brought up some related questions:


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.