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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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Getting A UAE Police Clearance Certificate – The Complete Guide

If you previously lived in the United Arab Emirates and have since relocated to a new country, you will likely need to provide a UAE Police Clearance Certificate for your new residence permit or work visa. Obtaining these from overseas can be a pain, but it doesn’t have to be complicated, as our Dubai team provides all the information you’ll need.

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Planning A Cruise? Don’t Get Caught Out By Visa Requirements

Despite the UK having one of the strongest passports in the world, there are still countries which require a UK passport holder to obtain a pre-travel visa or travel authorisation to visit. With changes to travel requirements post-Brexit likely, and trips stopping at more destinations than ever, the likelihood of requiring at least one visa for a cruise is increasing....

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Changes in the world of legalisation and travel visas in 2019 – a year end round-up

Legalisation Process Changes With document legalisation updates being a regular occurrence, it’s important to keep up to speed with all of the changes in process, especially as these are often announced at very short notice, or even with no notice at all! We’ve gathered together the most important updates from the previous year below. The PhilippinesIn May 2019, The Philippines...

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Applying for a TEFL position in China – Protecting your paperwork

In this post we are happy to present some very useful information from TEFL specialists in China – The Ehizojie Firm. There are many things to be wary of when going through the process of accepting a position and signing contracts for your first position in China, and some simple ways you can protect yourself from falling into these traps.

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What’s happening in 2020 – Get your visa sorted for the big events of the year!

The year ahead will be full of exciting events across the globe, including many large sporting events that are sure to attract thousands of visitors. After experiencing long waiting times for visa appointments and extended processing times for visas in busy periods in 2019, we’re here to give you the heads up so you don’t miss out on that special trip to the big events of 2020!

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Legalisation for Thailand – The Complete Guide

Thailand is becoming an increasingly popular expat destination, especially for those wishing to teach ESL (English as a Second Language). Due to changes brought in by the government in May 2018 which now require all documents to be legalised in-country before travelling to Thailand, we’ve put together a complete guide on these processes. What is the legalisation process? Legalisation, also...

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The UK Legalisation Process for China Is Changing – New Costs Issued

As of the 8th of November 2019, the process for legalising UK documents for China has changed. There have also been increases in the costs levied by the Chinese authorities as well as where the documents are handled. We have updated our full guide on these procedures which you can read here, but the following posts details the changes and...