About Us

Vital Consular has been helping people travel and relocate overseas since 2006.

We created this blog to demystify the complexeties of moving abroad, by providing helpful tips, advice, and easy-to-follow guides that aren’t available anywhere else. Our vast industry knowledge and years of on-the-ground experience means you can trust that the knowledge you’ll find here is accurate and up-to-date.

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Meet the team

Our goal is to empower you to take the steps you need to make your dream move abroad, by arming you with the knowledge to make informed decisions.

We know how difficult the process of relocating can be (some of us have done it ourselves!), especially when it comes to wading through all the jargon that’s part and parcel of dealing with an embassy. Our writers work hard to make the processes we deal with on a daily basis clear and easy to understand, so you feel more confident about taking the next step in your journey.

And if you still need help, our expert advisors are only one call away. Whatever your problem, get in touch and our friendly team will guide towards the best solution for your needs.

  • Melanie Clarke

    Melanie is a Digital Marketer and TEFL Specialist at Vital Consular. Before taking up a Marketing role, she spent 3 years building up a rich knowledge of global legalisation processes on the operations team. When she’s not working, Melanie enjoys attending music events and pursuing many creative interests including screen printing and merchandise design.

  • Ashraf Vachhiat

    Ashraf is the Marketing Technologist at Vital Consular, which means he handles all the technicalities involved in bringing this blog to life! He also enjoys creating in-depth articles around current affairs which impact the travel and relocation industry. In his free time, Ashraf relishes travelling as much as possible, and is always looking for quirky spots to take some great photos.

  • Jess Petch

    Jess is the Certificate Administrator at Vital Certificates. She specialises in obtaining personal documents in the UK as well as assisting the legalisation team, uniquely bridging her knowledge between the two sectors. Outside of her role at Vital, she enjoys a range of pastimes including various creative projects, gaming, and is mum to calico cat Munchie.

  • Katie Edwards

    Katie is one of our visa specialists at Vital Consular. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the visa process for multiple different countries, and can guide you towards getting the right visa for your circumstances. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks, baking and getting immersed in Dungeons & Dragons with her husband Myke.