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Welcome to our blog, where our specialist team of experts share the best news, opinions and content around document legalisation and travel visas. We aim to inform as well as entertain you, keeping you up to date with the latest in global relocation matters. We hope you enjoy it!


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Intellectual Property – Do you have the correct legal procedures in place?

Trading overseas is often the next step for entrepreneurs looking to expand their markets to new audiences. You may have an idea or product which you’ve specifically designed to target an audience abroad, but prefer to conduct your business in a different country. Whatever your business setup, it’s important to understand that your Intellectual Property is at risk of infringement in foreign markets if you don’t have the correct legal protection in place.

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How To Get A Russian Visa In The UK – The Complete Guide

Applying for a Russian tourist or business visa from the UK can be a confusing process. With many documents required to apply, followed by a mandatory visit to a visa processing centre, it can be nerve wracking waiting to find out if you’ve completed all of the paperwork correctly. Here we’ve put together a 3 part straightforward and comprehensive guide...

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English Teachers in China Being Exploited by Rogue Agencies and Schools

Vanessa Wachtmeister had moved to China to work as an English teacher on the back of promises made by her agency. They assured her that the process would be easy and seamless, and that she’d have the experience of her life teaching in the Far East. It ended with her leaving her apartment at the dead of night, changing her phone number, and paying $3,000 USD for a student visa to make sure the agency couldn’t trap her in the country for violating her contract.

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Who can witness a Power of Attorney in the UK – Solicitor or not?

What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney, or POA, is a legal document which transfers authority to act from one group or individual, to another. This could be a personal POA which allows someone to manage the financial affairs, property or care of another, or a company POA. If a personal Power of Attorney is being prepared...

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Documents issued outside of the UK? How to get them Legalised easily.

Modern life dictates that the country you grew up in isn’t always the one you studied, got married or had children in. But the legalisation of these documents has to take place in the country of origin. If you’re looking to move yourself or your family elsewhere but have documents issued from a number of different countries, where do you...

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Distance Learning Part 2 – Do Overseas Employers Accept Online Degrees?

Last time we turned the spotlight on online and distance learning qualifications, we identified which foreign embassies wouldn’t accept these for legalisation. This could deter candidates from even applying for positions overseas in both Qatar and Saudi Arabia. But are online degrees accepted by overseas employers? And if so, is there any way for someone with an online qualification to...

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Russian Visas for UK Citizens – Part 2 – Letters and Vouchers

If you’re looking to get travel to Russia, you’ll need to know about the paperwork involved in getting your visa. After Part 1 in our series where we looked at the types of Russian visa available for UK citizens, next we look at the specific types of paperwork you will need to obtain before you can apply for tourist and business travel visas.

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How To Stop Your Last Minute Holiday Bookings Being A Washout

Last minute holiday bookings can be a great way to visit some great destinations for a fraction of the price; everyone loves to grab a bargain! But the terror of additional paperwork can mean these deals may sometimes not turn out to be the stress-busting break you’d hoped for. Here’s what to look out for to ensure you’re not left...

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Moving To Dubai From UK – 101 Insider Tips You Need To Know

Moving to the Middle East can be nerve-wracking, especially if the culture you will be adopting is very different to the one you’re used to. Our office in Dubai is staffed entirely by expats from various locations around the globe, so we’re well aware of how difficult it can be to settle it and make it feel like home.