Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
cedwards001

Vietnam Police: Sunglasses Banned

7 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110529/od_afp/vietnampolicebanoffbeat

This is so funny. A month before my fiance got her K1 approved, she was stopped on her motorbike by a police officer. The moron wanted a bribe so she could get out of the ticket. The guy was wearing you guessed it: sunglasses.....and he was smoking. I guess he can't do these anymore. Now if only the VN government would do something about this bribing nonsense :D


6/1/09 - 6/11/09-----> First meeting (Japan)

11/11/09 - 11/21/09-----> Second meeting (Japan)

2/7/10 - 2/14/10-----> Third meeting (Vietnam) (First trip to Vietnam)

4/1/10 - 4/11/10-----> Fourth meeting (Vietnam) (Second trip to Vietnam)

5/5/10-----> I-129F: NOA1

8/27/10-----> NOA2

12/20/10-----> Interview Date

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

about a month ago my father was driving his motorbike around and he was pulled over. he is retired and travels from the states to vietnam about 2-3 times a year. he is an american citizen and only have am american driver license not a vietnam one. my dad gave the guy $200k and off his way. sorry to break it to you but bribery is a huge part of vietnam and many many other countries around the world. believe it or not some senators actually wanted to get a bill pass that allows you to bribe your way out of minor issues. ie. traffic stop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Country: Vietnam
Timeline

people must wear darksunglass in the sun ( get those with 100% uv protection ones ) , or else the sun uv rays may cause you to go blind later on in life.while i have no love for those cops in my country they actually kinda need to wear darksunglass.

the best way to deal with bribery is for the government of vietnam to pay it officers livingable salary , which is an impossible thing for them to do because vietnam economy is not big enough to generate lot of tax , and their tax collecting system is primitive, so it like a catch 22 deal. here in the us the democratic government system run much better because the us have a big economy and the irs do their job really well. the usa will become as corrupt as vietnam when us economy shrink to the point where they can not support the us goverment ( we already hit that point , yet the us government save it self by borrow money from other countries , hense the trillions dollars of dept,let hope that we can keep on borrowing)

Edited by dtc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

Ngo Dinh Diem used to say "Don't listen to what the VC say. Instead, watch what they do." :whistle:


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
Timeline

I drive a lot when I'm there... cars & motorcycles. I get a lot of compliments on my driving there. One time, I got pulled over on the way back from Mui Ne. I was only going 5km/hr over the limit (abt 2.5 mph over) and they were waiting over the top of a hill (hidden in ambush). They were flagging people over like it was a pit stop at the Indy 500. I thot they might put me in jail or something since I didn't have a VN DL. The funny thing tho.. since my tieng viet is abysmal (and the officers correctly assumed this, no doubt), they barely looked at me... instead, they picked on my fiance's sister who owned the car. Apparently, the legal resolution called for a physical appearance on your "court date" in the town where the ticket is issued. Well, we were a LONG way from their town. So with a little negotiating, a deal was struck.. and off we went. I believe 400k was required in this case.

It can simplify things to "pay as you go". And there is a lot of beauty in the simplicity & lack of litigiousness I see all over VN. But equally obvious, is how bribery is ultimately detrimental to the public's overall confidence in "the system" and a major miss-allocation of resources which could be used for the public good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Timeline

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110529/od_afp/vietnampolicebanoffbeat

This is so funny. A month before my fiance got her K1 approved, she was stopped on her motorbike by a police officer. The moron wanted a bribe so she could get out of the ticket. The guy was wearing you guessed it: sunglasses.....and he was smoking. I guess he can't do these anymore. Now if only the VN government would do something about this bribing nonsense :D

Does this mean the next day a Viet Kieu going back to VN, bringing with him/her lots of Raybans, he/she wouldn't need to worry to bribe the guy working at the Custom booth since those shades are pretty much useless to them now?

Wait! they can still pawn the shades in the black market ( Cho Den) right? Damn, I'm so naive!


Just remember, life over there in VN is NOT real! Your money will be worth a LOT less once you get back over here. Back to reality, cowboy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Vietnam
Timeline


"Every one of us bears within himself the possibilty of all passions, all destinies of life in all its forms. Nothing human is foreign to us" - Edward G. Robinson.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...