Category: Legalisation

View our archive of legalisation articles. This topic includes legalisation advice for presenting various documents types around the world.

The process of legalisation is required where a document needs to be used officially in a country that differs from where it was issued.

Commonly this will require the document(s) to be validated by both the issuing and receiving country governments.

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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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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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Legalisation for Thailand – The Complete Guide

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. What is the legalisation process? Legalisation, also...

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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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Requirements for Teaching English Abroad

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...

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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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Get Exclusive Benefits when you join the Vital Consular Corporate Club

If you’re a company or a recruiter hiring overseas, you’ll have come across the term ‘Legalisation‘. The process can be lengthy, time-consuming and expensive, and it’s likely something both you and your candidates/future employees are worried about. As a business, are you doing the best for your company to make sure your new hires arrive in country without issues? As...