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 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 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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Can a Distance Education Certificate be Attested for use in Qatar?

When deciding on a degree course to study, your main focus is choosing a quality provider and ensuring that the structure of study will fit in with your life. With so many adults deciding to re-train or boost their expertise around current jobs or family commitments, distance learning qualifications are becoming more and more popular. But what are the pitfalls...

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All you need to know about legalising your TEFL for use overseas

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...

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Teaching in Taiwan – Dealing with the paperwork

What is legalisation? The process of legalisation, also known as authentication or attestation, takes officially-issued documents from one country and makes them legally recognised in another. This can include a single stage, up to 6 stages, dependent on many factors including document type, its usage and destination, to name just a few. Legalisation of a document can be simply split...