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...
Previously, 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 of the document...
Getting married abroad is becoming ever more popular. With guaranteed sunshine and photo opportunities in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world, it’s easy to see why! But what’s involved with getting married overseas in terms of paperwork, and once you’re married, is your certificate legal in your home country?
A document often has to undergo translation if being used for any official purpose in an overseas country. If you were married abroad and didn’t have an English version produced at the time, or are travelling to a country and require your English certificate for identification purposes, it can get confusing very quickly. Here we look at the two main...
I was adopted – how can I get a copy of my new birth certificate? This is a question we’re asked regularly here at Vital Consular. The adoption process and the way records are dealt with has changed a lot over the years, as has the terminology that is used around them.
Teaching English overseas with a TEFL qualification is becoming a popular option for many people who are looking to relocate. The chance to immerse yourself in the local culture through language can be a wonderful, rewarding and exciting experience.
At present, Islamic marriages are not recognised as legally binding by UK law. This is out of step with many other religious ceremonies which are recognised such as Jewish and Quaker marriages. Unless the married couple go on to seek a civil ceremony, their marriage is not considered legal and will miss out on rights enjoyed by other married couples.
In the UAE and don’t have access to your birth certificate? Maybe you’ve just moved to a new job and want to call your spouse over, but they’re tearing their hair out looking for your Marriage Certificate! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
After speaking to the relevant parties this week, we have ascertained that the FCO are no longer accepting Islamic Marriage Certificates as proof of marital status, and therefore will not apply an Apostille on said documents.