How to hit the road as a design digital nomad(blog.figma.com)

over 3 years ago from Valerie Veteto, Writer

  • Jon MyersJon Myers, over 3 years ago

    I’ve never had an issue and been refused entry anywhere. Nor have I known anyone who has ran into issues at customs. Here in Vietnam, I existed here for years on end on a tourist visa, which was easy to obtain. I’ve been married to a local for the last three years and have a 5-year residency permit now, so different ball-game.

    You do need to have an established tax residency somewhere.

    There’s no need to lie on your customs forms, but you don’t have to go into too much detail either.

    If strangers or customs officials ask what I do, I usually just say “computer work”. The questions usually end there.

    On the ground, Vietnam is lax on this stuff, they just want foreigners spending money, Thailand is known to be stricter on occasion.

    Back in 2014, the co-working space in Chiang Mai, Pun Space got raided by Thai military/ police.

    https://asiancorrespondent.com/2014/10/thailand-immigration-officials-raid-chiang-mai-co-working-space/#QQ6jqcZx4y1F1BFo.97

    I think it was just a matter of confusion and money. Things seemed to be normal when I was in Chiang Mai last January.

    I wrote an article about Bootstrapping in Saigon ages ago, which blew up for a second:

    https://medium.com/digital-nomad-stories/bootstrapping-in-saigon-fc9744367386

    If anyone gets this way or wants more info - shoot me a message. I’d be happy to share what I know.

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