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Here’s where you’ll find the latest on the process of document legalisation, travel visas and expat life, all put together by our team of experts. From updates and announcements to in-depth guides, our team works hard to simplify the complexities, and ensure you get the most accurate and up-to-date information for your needs.

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Document Legalisation

Chinese Application Form For Legalisation- Complete Step By Step Guide

If you need to get your documents legalised for a job in China, you will need to complete the official application form. This can be confusing and is full of pitfalls, which can cause rejection once you attend your appointment. Follow our easy step-by-step guide on how to complete the Chinese application form here to avoid any costly mistakes.

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Need a UK Apostille? What to check to ensure your document will be accepted by the FCDO!

With more and more people seeking to use their documents overseas, either for work, residency or to enable someone abroad to act on their behalf in a legal capacity, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) are getting hundreds of documents through their doors on a daily basis for the purpose of apostille application. But be aware – the FCDO are stringent in their checks and if your document doesn’t meet all the necessary requirements it will be sent back to you without the all-important apostille. So what reasons could your document be rejected by the FCDO and what can you do to prevent this?

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UK Apostille – Everything You Need To Know About UK Legalisation

Legalisation can be a complicated procedure. With various terms for what is essentially the same process, and a range of factors affecting the process depending on your personal circumstances, things can get stressful. Apostille process can be full of pitfalls for the uninitiated, so we’ve created this definitive guide which covers everything you will need to know.

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Travel Visas

Spanish Non-Lucrative Visas From The UK – Ultimate Help Guide

Relocating to Spain can feel like a confusing process when you have so many documents to gather. Even if you’ve been living there for a while, changes in status due to Brexit is leaving lots of people in an urgent situation trying to apply for their residence visas in order to stay in the country. Here we look at the popular Non-Lucrative Visa and what’s required to obtain it.

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Getting a tourist visa for Egypt – Which type is right for you

Egypt is a popular tourist destination, with over 9 million people travelling there each year. With its ancient history and luxury resorts, it’s clear to see why. Whether you are planning on exploring the Valley of the Kings, relaxing by the pool or cruising down the Nile, Egypt has plenty to offer to make every visit exciting and unique. Find out which visa type you’ll require for your trip, to avoid any delays.

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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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About Vital Consular

Vital Consular has been helping people live and work abroad since 2006. With a unique global network, we can handle documents from more countries than any other company in the sector. No matter where you’re coming from and going to, we can process even the most complex requests with our in-country experts.

What makes us different is our team. Our customers can easily speak to a real person, meaning they get a completely personalised service and peace of mind that they’re getting exactly what they need. Our outstanding customer support is backed up by our professional and reliable service and our specialist expertise.

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