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Welcome to our blog, where our specialist team of experts share the best news, opinions and content around document legalisation and travel visas. We aim to inform as well as entertain you, keeping you up to date with the latest in global relocation matters. We hope you enjoy it!


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Who can witness a Power of Attorney in the UK – Solicitor or not?

What is a Power of Attorney? A Power of Attorney, or POA, is a legal document which transfers authority to act from one group or individual, to another. This could be a personal POA which allows someone to manage the financial affairs, property or care of another, or a company POA. If a personal Power of Attorney is being prepared...

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Documents issued outside of the UK? How to get them Legalised easily.

Modern life dictates that the country you grew up in isn’t always the one you studied, got married or had children in. But the legalisation of these documents has to take place in the country of origin. If you’re looking to move yourself or your family elsewhere but have documents issued from a number of different countries, where do you...

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Distance Learning Part 2 – Do Overseas Employers Accept Online Degrees?

Last time we turned the spotlight on online and distance learning qualifications, we identified which foreign embassies wouldn’t accept these for legalisation. This could deter candidates from even applying for positions overseas in both Qatar and Saudi Arabia. But are online degrees accepted by overseas employers? And if so, is there any way for someone with an online qualification to...

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Russian Visas for UK Citizens – Part 2 – Letters and Vouchers

If you’re looking to get travel to Russia, you’ll need to know about the paperwork involved in getting your visa. After Part 1 in our series where we looked at the types of Russian visa available for UK citizens, next we look at the specific types of paperwork you will need to obtain before you can apply for tourist and business travel visas.

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How To Stop Your Last Minute Holiday Bookings Being A Washout

Last minute holiday bookings can be a great way to visit some great destinations for a fraction of the price; everyone loves to grab a bargain! But the terror of additional paperwork can mean these deals may sometimes not turn out to be the stress-busting break you’d hoped for. Here’s what to look out for to ensure you’re not left...

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Moving To Dubai From UK – 101 Insider Tips You Need To Know

Moving to the Middle East can be nerve-wracking, especially if the culture you will be adopting is very different to the one you’re used to. Our office in Dubai is staffed entirely by expats from various locations around the globe, so we’re well aware of how difficult it can be to settle it and make it feel like home.

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Obtaining a Russian Visa for UK Citizens – Part 1 – Visa Types

If you need to know how to get a Russian Visa from the UK, firstly you’ll need to know which type to apply for. Russia offers several options with varying stay lengths, so you need to make sure you know which will suit your requirements. Check out part 1 of our series to read about these preliminary stages.

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Schengen Visa Guide Part 3 – How do you get a Schengen Visa Appointment ?

This is the third and final part of our Schengen Visa series. Many tourists choose to make the most of their trip to Europe by travelling to several countries in the Schengen zone, which is where the perks of a single visa application for multiple countries really comes into play. It does however also bring complications when it comes to...

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Russian Visa – Why the process is about to get easier

Russia is the latest country to announce a review of its tourist and business visa policies. After enjoying a massive boost to its economy following the relaxing of Russian visa regulations during the FIFA World Cup in 2018, Russia are looking at ways it can open its doors to more visitors. Will these changes make a difference and how will...