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Here's what you need to bring to work in VN
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CThomas



Joined: 21 Oct 2009
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Location: HCMC, Vietnam

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lumix,

Did they mention in any way that academic qualifications (diploma) are subject to the same chain of authentication? Earlier threads say no -- that only a copy is necessary, or that having even a local notarization is more than acceptable. Then I saw another thread mentioning needing to have diplomas authenticated up through the chain. Did your school or the consulate mention anything about mandatory authentication for academic qualifications or this just for the criminal background check?

I ask because getting multiple documents through the process is really expensive -- $70 a pop through the Vietnamese consulate.

Thank you for posting this current info. I've tried to get through to the consulate -- even attempting several different extensions -- with no luck.
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Hadit



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am finding this background check info pretty confusing, and since I am in the US and possibly going to VN to look for a position, I'd like it cleared up. The last post says you don't need an FBI background check.

Can someone explain clearly what is needed, and apply specific url links?
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Mattingly



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hadit wrote:
I am finding this background check info pretty confusing, and since I am in the US and possibly going to VN to look for a position, I'd like it cleared up. The last post says you don't need an FBI background check.

Can someone explain clearly what is needed, and apply specific url links?


You don't need an FBI check, but it will do. An FBI check costs $18 USD, and you go to the Sherrif's office in your hometown, have your fingerprints taken, and you mail it to Quantico, VA, and wait about 5-6 weeks for the report to be mailed to you.

Or.....

You can get a local or state check.

But clarify if only a local (city, county) check will still suffice.
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Hadit



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For Ohio, I found this:

http://www.ocjs.ohio.gov/backgroundchecks.htm

which states "the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services does not offer background checks or criminal record searches." The directions there say to just go to the Sheriff's office... This I suppose is what you say will still suffice.
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clayrview



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All well and good, but any idea about Canadian, or British criminal reference checks?

As we don't have 'secretary of state' offices, FBI or the like. Anyone from Canada know how to properly process theirs?
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nash0727



Joined: 18 Apr 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, Canada has a great website about getting Police Clearance Certificates. If you google the phrase I'm pretty sure the Canadian site is about the 4th listing or so. It has contact info for just about every country:

http://www.canadavisa.com/canadian-immigration-police-clearance.html

I was actually able to find even info about how to get one from my state in the US, including all of the proper contact information:

http://www.canadavisa.com/canadian-immigration-state-police-clearance.html

I think this is the proper info for a Canadian citizen trying to get a certificate:

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cr-cj/fing-empr2-eng.htm
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troglodyte



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the current situation?

What do people need in order to work in Vietnam? Is the work permit still unnecessary?

How long can different nationalities stay in VN if they enter without a visa?
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CThomas



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're from the US, this is a concise version of the chain of authentication. Includes links to US State Departments of States for your state-level authentication and offers clarification on the police check.

http://saigonalive.blogspot.com/2010/09/step-3-documentation-before-you-leave.html
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