Author: Melanie Clarke

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Legalising a TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certificate – What’s the difference?

If you’ve just completed a course in teaching ESL, or you’re thinking about moving into the field, one of the biggest questions on your mind might be – what is the difference between TEFL, TESOL and CELTA? Is one more “valid” than the other, and will they all be accepted for teaching positions overseas? Melanie is our TEFL Legalisation Specialist...

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Changing Your Name On A UK Birth Certificate

Do you need to change your name on your certificate? We often have customers who get in touch requesting an updated copy of their birth certificate if there have been changes to their name. Whilst changes to the original birth registration is, in some cases, possible, these are exceptional circumstances. In most situations, you don’t need to make changes to...

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Getting Married Abroad Part 2 – How to find a lost overseas marriage certificate?

In our previous blog post, we explored the requirements for getting married overseas and the various steps you need to consider to ensure your nuptials go off without a hitch! But what if you, or your family members, were married abroad a number of years ago and you require a copy of the marriage certificate? How easy is it to obtain, and is getting hold...

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Your name on your TEFL certificate: avoid it being rejected for legalisation

If you are having your TEFL certificate, or other documents legalised for use overseas, you may run into issues if your name differs between your document and your official ID. This could vary for a host of reasons, including marriage, divorce, Deed Poll or simply not including your full name. To avoid experiencing delays and additional costs, this article will...

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Getting a PU Letter for China – Guide to Invitation Letters

With the Coronavirus pandemic causing so many travel restrictions globally, most countries are keen to keep movement across their borders to a minimum. Although China made quick progress in returning life to a state close to normality, they have introduced strict measures for incoming passengers. Here we look at what this new documentation is, and how you get 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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Using a Power of Attorney Overseas – All You Need To Know

Having businesses, property or other assets overseas can be stressful if you’re unable to travel. During lockdown, we saw a huge increase in the number of people preparing Powers of Attorney in order to pass management of their assets on to someone in-country. If you’re doing this for the first time, what do you need to be aware of?

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Did Apostille Figures Drop in 2020? – Official Statistics

Due to the travel restrictions, lockdown measures and widespread reductions in workforces across the globe for the majority of the year, you would be forgiven for assuming that the need for Apostilles would have dropped drastically in 2020. We requested official figures from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and compared them to our own customer data, to see what it revealed.