Fill in the form below we'll send you our latest blog posts as soon as they're published, so you can keep up-to-date with the legalisation and travel situation across the globe.
After an amazing response from our previous piece giving ESL teachers wishing to teach in China advice on what to watch out for in their job contract for China, we have a follow up post with even more hints and tips on staying safe in the world of TEFL employment.Continue Reading...Applying for a TEFL position in China – Protecting your paperwork
Christmas time is almost here, so we wanted to let you know about our opening times over the festive period.Continue Reading...Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2019
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!Continue Reading...What’s happening in 2020 – Get your visa sorted for the big events of the year!
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.Continue Reading...Legalisation for Thailand – The Complete Guide
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 how these could affect you.Continue Reading...The UK Legalisation Process for China Is Changing – New Costs Issued
Teaching English as a Foreign Language, otherwise known as TEFL, is a great way to travel the world whilst also gaining teaching experience. Whether you would prefer to explore Europe, have an awesome Asian adventure, hit South America, or anywhere else, there are schools everywhere looking for teachers; providing you with the opportunity to live and work in a whole new place.Continue Reading...Requirements for Teaching English Abroad
If you're moving overseas you may be thinking about how you're going to get around whilst you're there. Some people who live in a city are more than happy to rely on public transport, which you might find is vastly superior to services in your own country! But if you need to drive, can you use your UK license abroad?Continue Reading...Driving as an expat – can I use my UK license abroad?
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.Continue Reading...Intellectual Property – Do you have the correct legal procedures in place?
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 on how to get a Russian visa from the UK.Continue Reading...How To Get A Russian Visa In The UK – The Complete Guide
In our third and final part of our series on acquiring Russian Visas for UK Citizens, we look at the final stage of the processes once you've collected all of the necessary paperwork which you can read about here. For Russia you must submit biometric data as part of your application. To find out how this process works, read our complete guide below.Continue Reading...Russian Visas for UK Citizens – Part 3 – Visiting the Application Centre
Often when taking a long haul flight, you may be required to make a connecting flight to reach your final destination. This can be due to the logistics involved, or very often it can be more cost effective to take an indirect route. In these cases, you are classed as a transiting passenger within that country. It's important to consider whether you will need a visa to transit through a country however, even if you don't leave the airport. Does this apply to UK citizens in any popular travel destinations?Continue Reading...Connecting flights, do you need a transit visa?
What began as a dream transformed slowly into a nightmare. 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.Continue Reading...English Teachers in China Being Exploited by Rogue Agencies and Schools
A Power of Attorney, or POA, is a legal document which transfers authority to act from one group or individual, to another. Learn about they do, and what is required for these documents to be legally accepted overseas,Continue Reading...Who can witness a Power of Attorney in the UK – Solicitor or not?
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 get a job in these countries?Continue Reading...Distance Learning Part 2 – Do Overseas Employers Accept Online Degrees?
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.Continue Reading...Russian Visas for UK Citizens – Part 2 – Letters and Vouchers