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UK Apostille Service – FCO Restarts Limited Functionality

Following a closure of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) UK Apostille service in March 2020 due to staff shortages owing to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, Vital Consular has now been notified that a limited UK Apostille service will be reinstated from Tuesday 7th April 2020. How is the service limited? Private individuals and companies are not allowed to access...

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Planning A Cruise? Don’t Get Caught Out By Visa Requirements

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....

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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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What’s happening in 2020 – Get your visa sorted for the big events of the year!

The year ahead will be full of exciting events across the globe, including many large sporting events that are sure to attract thousands of visitors. After experiencing long waiting times for visa appointments and extended processing times for visas in busy periods in 2019, we’re here to give you the heads up so you don’t miss out on that special trip to the big events of 2020!

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Don’t lose access to the sites you love overseas – VPN for expats

Originally designed for business use, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) offers security and encryption of your data when using the internet. With increasing awareness of safety online often being an issue, using a VPN is becoming more popular, especially for those relocating or travelling overseas. What are the other benefits of using a VPN, and why is it quickly becoming...

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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...

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Education recruitment – an Interview With Munir Mamujee

Vital Consular are excited to announce that we have teamed up with m2r Education, where we aim to set a new precedent in recruitment support. In this interview, the Managing Director of m2r, Munir Mamujee, shares his thoughts on the growth of the education sector, why he feels his unique approach to recruitment is breaking the mould in his field...

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Travel to Europe Post-Brexit – How much of a headache will it be?

With the political landscape currently in a state of deep uncertainty, one of the biggest worries for Brits is how this will affect their ability to travel within Europe post-Brexit. So far, speculation has been rife and until Brexit passes one way or another, it’s hard to know for sure how travel after Brexit will play out. With so many...