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How Can You Legally Work in Vietnam?

Are you going to work in Vietnam? This article will explain the kind of visas and permits you will need to work in Vietnam legally. Who must apply for a Work Permit and Business Visa in Vietnam and what are the crucial timelines? The Temporary Residence Card is not designated to all foreigners – but […]

How to Prepare For Retiring in the Philippines

Retiring in the Philippines is getting increasingly popular due to many factors such as weather, cost of living and increasingly better life quality. This is a popular type of visa for permanent stay in the Philippines as it is already available to people at least 35 years old. From this article you will find the […]

How To Report Personal Income Tax In Indonesia

All Indonesian residents including persons holding temporary stay permit (KITAS) and receiving salary are responsible for personal income tax reporting in Indonesia. In fact, avoiding tax reporting in Indonesia may even lead to foreigners being deported or result in trial and imprisonment. See how to avoid unexpected problems with local tax office when living in […]

Short stay visa on arrival in Indonesia

Indonesia offers various types of visa on arrival option. A short stay visa in Indonesia is even free and available to nationals from 169 countries. In this article, we cover the three best options to stay in Indonesia for short term. Choosing the correct visa for short term stay in Indonesia You should choose the […]

How to Apply for Philippines Business Visa

For most nationalities, it’s easy to stay in the Philippines with a visa on arrival for a few months. However, if you want to stay for 3-6 months or longer you will need another solution – Philippines business visa (also called a visitor’s visa). What can you do with a Business Visa in the Philippines? […]

Applying for a Work Permit in the Philippines

How to process your work permit in the Philippines? What types of work visas are available and which are most common for a foreigner to apply for? In this article we will give you an overview of how to legally hire foreign nationals in the Philippines or what do you need to prepare in order […]

Opening a personal bank account in Bali without residence permit

Thinking of a good reason why to be opening a bank account in Bali? How about feeling annoyed by having to use your overseas bank account for daily transactions while you moved here for a longer term. However, like in most countries it is difficult for a foreigner to open a bank account without at least processing […]

Spouse sponsored marriage KITAS in Indonesia

Getting a spouse sponsored KITAS can turn out to be a part-time job for you in Indonesia. In this article, we will give you an overview of the process of acquiring a spouse sponsored marriage KITAS in Indonesia. Indonesian spouse visa requirements In order for you to apply for this visa, sometimes referred to as […]

How To Start A Lifestyle Business In Bali

Foreigners have found the thought of setting up a lifestyle business in Bali attractive for years. However, the challenge is that by nature they are often not large-scale companies. This means that it’s difficult for a lifestyle business in Bali to follow the minimum capital requirements set up for foreign owned companies. In this article […]

Visa and Business Benefits of Being Married to an Indonesian Spouse

Other than the growing economy, rich natural resources and huge domestic market, one of the main reasons foreign nationals decide to move to Indonesia is getting romantically involved with an Indonesian partner.