Category: China

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Changes in the world of legalisation and travel visas in 2019 – a year end round-up

Legalisation Process Changes With document legalisation updates being a regular occurrence, it’s important to keep up to speed with all of the changes in process, especially as these are often announced at very short notice, or even with no notice at all! We’ve gathered together the most important updates from the previous year below. The PhilippinesIn May 2019, The Philippines...

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Applying for a TEFL position in China – Protecting your paperwork

In this post we are happy to present some very useful information from TEFL specialists in China – The Ehizojie Firm. There are many things to be wary of when going through the process of accepting a position and signing contracts for your first position in China, and some simple ways you can protect yourself from falling into these traps.

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The UK Legalisation Process for China Is Changing – New Costs Issued

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...

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Chinese Transit Visa – More Cities Ready To Be Explored

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...

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Driving as an expat – can I use my UK license 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?

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English Teachers in China Being Exploited by Rogue Agencies and Schools

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.

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The Chinese Visa Centre – Avoid Any Surprises With Our Guide

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...

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What Can Go Wrong With Chinese Legalisation?

In this final part in our Legalisation Fixers series, we are focusing on the complex process of Chinese document legalisation. As a destination with one of the most exacting list of requirements, it’s not surprising that we offer a lot of support to customers travelling to China.

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Get Documents Legalised – Why it’s never too late to ask for help

Moving overseas for a new job, or dealing with bureaucracy in a foreign country is usually a time-consuming and difficult task. You’ll be bombarded by a number of new terms, such as “legalisation”, “notarisation”, “attestation” and “authentication”, and it can be quite confusing to navigate your way through the maze to simply get documents legalised.

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Business Visas – When Are They Required?

If you’re travelling for business, you’d think it’s a given that you’d require a business visa for the country you’re visiting. In reality, that depends on what you’ll be doing on behalf of your company in the destination country, as well as which country you will be visiting. What’s classified as a “business trip”?