I just joined this websight, as I have lived in several countries I hope to be of some help to people.
Right now I'm looking to attempt living in a more difficult country, Vietnam. I don't intend to work, just study Vietnamese, but I'm not sure how to work out staying there. I'm an American but also hold an Irish passport. From my understanding the only Visa which can be attained is for a month, is this correct? Any ideas for someone who wants to stay up to half a year?
Thanks a lot,
I'm going to be living in HCMC for one year. I'm American, too. Don't know if it's helpful, but I got an extended visa from my employers in vietnam. They worked it out for me, and it's definitely for more than one month. So it is possible.
It's normally possible to get long term visa in Vietnam, say 6 months, if you have a job here or you are married to a Vietnamese citizent.
However, there are other possibilities that depends on each specific case. We need to sit down and discuss it in details.
you can extend your visa in Vietnam, 6months and next you also extent the second time... if you want to living there in a long time, you need a reason for your living in Vietnam such as working or studying...