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Community in Hanoi

Connect with fellow expats in Hanoi
Join exciting events and groups
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Donald Moore

"I connected with a customer who also is an expat and we became good buddies outside the workplace."

Kristina Serou

"On InterNations we've found all the relevant information about expat living in Hanoi. That was a big help before moving overseas."

Welcome to the InterNations Expat Community Here in Hanoi!

Hoan nghênh, and welcome to your InterNations Hanoi Community. Here you'll find insider tips, advice and guides specifically created for expats in Hanoi, Vietnam, and around the world. InterNations is a social network designed to help you overcome any barriers you might encounter during relocation and put you in touch with like-minded expatriates who have already settled in Hanoi. Use InterNations to learn about the city before your move and then build up your social circles in Vietnam's capital after you have arrived. You'll find answers to your questions such as "how do I obtain a work permit?", "how much rent should I expect to pay?" and "where can I attend language classes?". Especially in our valuable social forum, you can find members who are always happy to answer your questions and solve dilemmas, such as recommending a realtor and finding an English language cinema. Relocation can be difficult and the culture in Vietnam is certainly unique, but with your InterNations account you are part of a safe and secure community to ensure your move is as seamless as possible.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Abu Dhabi or Riyadh.

Join Our Exciting Events in Hanoi

Attend our monthly events and activities for Hanoi expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Hanoi Expat Guides

  • Moving to Hanoi

    If you are an expat planning on moving to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, you can look forward to discovering the combination of an ancient culture with Chinese and French influences. Learn how to best find suitable accommodation, what you can expect in terms of climate, and more in this article.
  • Living in Hanoi

    Even though Hanoi has suffered a lot throughout history, it is determined to go towards development and modernism. So get ready to explore the gorgeous landscapes and lakes that Hanoi offers, along with the generosity of the people living in Hanoi.
  • Working in Hanoi

    With a boosting economy and growing development, Hanoi is improving extensively in the services and agricultural sectors which provide more job opportunities for the local population and expats alike. Read on and learn all you need to know about the local economy, job hunting and work permits.

Exchange Tips about living in Hanoi

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Hanoi expat forums.

Finding Your Place in the City Between Rivers

With a history dating back 1,500 years, Hanoi is packed with ritual, color and tradition to leave a lasting impression. Visually striking, Hanoi is known for its mountains, lakes, rivers and bright culture. As you settle in to Vietnamese life, you'll be able to enjoy festivals such as the Dong Nhan Temple Festival, with its magical water procession, and Le Mat Festival, where snake dances and mock battles entertain locals and tourists alike. The cuisine of Hanoi is characterized by rice and noodle dishes, meat and seafood and even insect inspired menus. You'll also find international cuisine catered for with American style burgers, Italian dishes and Indian food. Vietnamese workers in Hanoi are largely employed in service, manufacturing and agricultural industries, but expats will most likely head towards IT industries, construction and tourism or managerial positions. There is also a growing demand for English language teaching, which provides an interesting path into the job market.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Dubai or Hong Kong, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Attend an InterNations Event in Hanoi and Start Making Friends!

InterNations doesn't just provide you with an invaluable library of resources, we also want you to find friends and a social networks in your new life abroad. We organize regular events and get-togethers in Hanoi, and provide access to groups where you can meet expats who share your interests in outdoor adventures, arts and culture, dining out and more. What is more, since membership is by approval only, you can attend these events or pose your question to our members knowing that you are part of a private, safe and secure community, so get involved and start your new life in Hanoi today by joining InterNations!

Donald Moore

"I connected with a customer who also is an expat and we became good buddies outside the workplace."

Kristina Serou

"On InterNations we've found all the relevant information about expat living in Hanoi. That was a big help before moving overseas."

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