If you’re planning on travelling or relocating to China, we can help; whether it’s our China legalisation service or helping you apply for a tourist visa, we have an article with the information you’ll need.
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Legalising documents for use in China
There are many things to be aware of when it comes to document legalisation for China. By reading our blog posts you can make sure you have all the documents you’ll need, prepared correctly and good to go for your application. We also offer free help guide downloads to help you navigate the complexities of the processes much quicker and easier.
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.
If you are having your 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 help you understand how to prepare your paperwork for processing.
As a legalisation and visa company, we have extensive experience in helping clients with the paperwork required to obtain their dream jobs in China. We've been dealing with documentation for China since 2006, and our expertise in handling TEFL qualifications is unrivalled in the industry. Below, our team have put together a complete guide for you to the paperwork you will require to secure your new teaching position!
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.
Some form of police clearance check is now mandatory for employment in most sectors, and for the majority of countries when working overseas. This is especially true for all applications for China and Qatar, and in positions such as teaching and banking across the globe. But which types of checks are available, and how do they differ?
Are you trying to legalise your education documents for use in China? We understand this process can seem complicated, that's why we’re here to help with our step by step guide on the process.
Teaching TEFL in China
Teaching ESL is quickly becoming one of the most popular reasons people relocate to China; with the unfaltering demand for TEFL certificate holders, there are is no end of opportunities. China continue to review their requirements for ESL teachers coming to work in the country, as well as making updates and changes to their legalisation application processes.
We also have some excellent content put together with recruiters who are based in China, as well as teachers who have first-hand experience of teaching there, to give you some great tips and insights on what to expect when you start your new adventure!
Whether you've decided you're leaving a TEFL job in China and returning home, or simply transferring to a different school, you'll need to make sure your paperwork is in order. By skipping any part of the process, you could get into problems later down the line which may cause major delays to your plans, or even worse! When you're overseas, the last thing you need is to be stuck in limbo. Check out our helpful guide on what to do when you're ready to leave your position.
Although life in China is returning to something close to normal, the government continues to keep a close eye on who's allowed to come into the country. And while most schools are allowing children back into classrooms, there is a major shortage in teaching staff because of continuing travel restrictions across the globe. We look at the situation as it currently stands, from inside and outside China.
Teaching English abroad 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. With this surge in popularity, a host of issues have come to light when qualified TEFL tutors are attempting to use these awards overseas. What are these issues and how can they be resolved?
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.
Tourist Visas for China
If you’re thinking of travelling to China on holiday or for business, you’ll need to make sure you fully understand the various types of visa to avoid applying for the incorrect class for your needs. If you’re passing through China, you may even want to take advantage of their short-term visas which can be obtained on arrival. This can be a great opportunity to take in some sights and make the most of your lay over.
Check out the following articles put together by our specialist visa team. If you still have questions just get in touch with us via live chat or one of the methods on our Contact Us page and we will be more than happy to help.
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.
China's G-Visa, the 144 hour transit visa, is about to see some great new destinations added to its list. As of December 1st 2019, the total number of cities and areas you are able to visit with a Chinese transit visa will include more than 20 destinations. The latest additions will allow tourists transiting through China to enjoy some of it's many wonders including the Terracotta Warriors and a hot spot for seeing pandas in their natural habitat.
Getting a visa to travel to China can be a long and extremely complicated process. China requires UK citizens to attend Visa Centres in person before they can be issued, which can feel like a scary prospect if you've never done it before. This post aims to guide you through the whole process, advising you of what to expect, so you won't be met with any surprises when you arrive!
China is a popular transit hub with excellent transport links across the globe. This can be a great opportunity to take in some of China's sights, if you're able to make use of their excellent transit visa system. It can be complicated however, as each airport and region has it's own rules on length of stay and which nationalities can apply. If you're unsure, read on to find out if you really need to apply for that full visa before you leave.
The legalisation of documents isn’t based on where you currently reside, but where the documents themselves were issued. For example, if you gained a Degree in the UK but currently live in Canada, the Degree certificate will need to be returned to the UK for legalisation as only the UK government can verify it’s authenticity.
You will need your original documents, which will legalised for you wherever they were issued, as well as a photocopy of your passport photo page and a completed application form. All of the information you require will be provided when we issue you a quotation, along with a copy of the application form you can complete digitally ready to be printed and signed, as well as a service guide to explain the legalisation process.
Don’t worry, we offer a guide with our quotations which will give you an easy-fill digital version of the application form as well as as a help sheet which covers each section in detail. If you still need help, we’re always here to answer your questions.
No, although your documents must be legalised in their country of origin, you are able to apply for a Z-Visa in your country of residence. So if you have a Degree from the UK but currently reside in France, for example, you can apply for the Z-Visa at the Chinese Visa Application Centre in Paris.
If you’ve completed a TEFL course and are thinking of moving to China to teach, we can help. We are the most experienced legalisation company in the industry when it comes to dealing with TEFL awards and our team are happy to check a scan of your certificate for you to ensure that it will be accepted for legalisation. As there are often issues with TEFL certificates being rejected by the FCDO for Apostille, we understand you’ll want to make sure there aren’t any delays in getting ready for your move. Get in touch and speak to us about this through our live chat function or one of the methods on our contact us page.