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Alain Nguyen

"The business contacts I made through InterNations, especially with other expats in Vietnam, proved to be invaluable."

Sneha Gupta

"Absolutely recommendable: Not only did we find the best places to go out in HCMC, but also great people and expats to meet up with. "

Welcome to the InterNations Expat Community Here in Ho Chi Minh City!

Hoan nghênh and welcome to your community of expats in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City! Your InterNations account opens the doors to this eclectic city with a library of advice and insider tips specifically created to support expats. You'll find answers to your questions such as "how do I apply for a work visa?" and "what healthcare options are available?" in our guides. Visit our forum to ask further questions on any subject; from recommendations for sports facilities to those annoying paperwork questions, our experienced expats have navigated this tricky process before and are always happy to share their experiences of relocating to Ho Chi Minh City.

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 Hong Kong or Dubai.

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Attend our monthly events and activities for Ho Chi Minh City expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Ho Chi Minh City Expat Guides

  • Moving to Ho Chi Minh City

    Thinking of moving to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? The city represents the encounter between local traditions and foreign influences, creating thus an intercultural atmosphere that attracts many expats. As such, it is a modern and multicultural city that is nowadays facing a period of growth.
  • Living in Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh City is not only the most populated city in Vietnam, but also its beating heart: history is everywhere and expats can generally integrate well in the local community. It is however important to take some precautions: get some useful hints about this aspect and many others in this article!
  • Working in Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh City's role as the economic center of Vietnam helps bring in a lot of international business and has contributed to the modernization of the city, thus creating a diversified and profitable economy with many opportunities for expat planning on working in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Life in a Thriving Metropolis

As the economic center of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is unrecognizable from the small fishing village it once was. Major industries include finance, technology, construction and tourism. The city also hosts a growing number of universities, including international and English language institutions. With an expanding labor market, growing economy and foreign chambers of commerce to provide guidance, job searching in Ho Chi Minh City is encouraging. From the museums, theaters and botanical gardens to the zoos, underground tunnels and teeming shopping markets, your life in Ho Chi Minh City will never be dull. When searching for a property, it's advisable to seek the advice of a relocation service or excellent realtor to navigate the districts of the Ho Chi Minh City metropolitan area. When traveling around the city, motorbikes, buses and taxis are the most common methods, but plans for an underground rail service should ease the burdens on city roads in the future.

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 Shanghai or Brussels, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Our Events in Ho Chi Minh City Are One of the Best Ways to Meet Other Expats

Socializing and networking can be tricky when putting down roots in a new city but with your InterNations account you are invited to our regular events and get-togethers in Ho Chi Minh City to meet new friends in person. Our members have traveled from all over the world and are part of our safe and secure platform. Look at our groups to find like-minded expats to socialize with as you enjoy salsa dancing, photography and outdoor adventures. Whatever sparks your interest you are sure to find kindred spirits with InterNations.

Alain Nguyen

"The business contacts I made through InterNations, especially with other expats in Vietnam, proved to be invaluable."

Sneha Gupta

"Absolutely recommendable: Not only did we find the best places to go out in HCMC, but also great people and expats to meet up with. "

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