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The Cons of Teaching ESL Overseas – Turning Them Into Pros

Going to teach overseas for the first time can feel like a mix of intense emotions. Excitement, nerves, curiosity...all of this is completely normal. One thing you should be sure of is that you've done your research. Whilst reading about something can never truly replace the experience, it can certainly at least prepare you for any obstacles and help you get around them confidently.
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Medical Letters For Residency Visas – Step-by-Step Guide on Legalisation

As COVID restrictions begin to ease, migration is on the rise now that travel is becoming possible again. With Brexit causing paperwork nightmares for many expats, gathering necessary medical documents for the move has become a stressful task for many. Here we explain why, as well as how you can get your paperwork through as quickly as possible if you're making the move abroad.
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True cost of legalisation

At Vital Consular, we pride ourselves on being honest and transparent. We regularly receive amazing feedback from customers who have not only saved a lot of time and money using our services, but have appreciated the confidence our friendly and professional team have given them. In this article, we wanted to give true costs of doing the process yourself, to give you all of the facts you need to make an informed decision.
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The Latest Scam – How To Check Your Apostille Is Real

During the pandemic, many processes have been more difficult than usual. This has included legal, as well as access to consular services. Some procedures have been adapted where possible, to allow some progress, but others are unable to be by-passed due to their official nature and importance. Because of the difficulties, there have been scams creeping up in order to take advantage of people unaware of complex procedures, desperate to get things moving.
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Leaving a TEFL Job in China – Complete Guide on Doing it Right

Whether you've decided you're leaving a TEFL job in China and returning home, or simply transferring to a different school, you'll need to make sure your paperwork is in order. By skipping any part of the process, you could get into problems later down the line which may cause major delays to your plans, or even worse! When you're overseas, the last thing you need is to be stuck in limbo. Check out our helpful guide on what to do when you're ready to leave your position.
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We’ve launched our new blog!

If you're a regular visitor to the Vital Consular Blog, you'll have noticed that a lot's changed around here! We've just launched the biggest visual refresh in our history, which means our blog's faster, cleaner and more focused than ever, allowing you to find the information you're looking for as quickly as possible.
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Changing Your Name On A UK Birth Certificate

We often have customers who get in touch requesting an updated copy of their birth certificate if there have been changes to their name. Whilst changes to the original birth registration is, in some cases, possible, these are exceptional circumstances. In most situations, you don't need to make changes to it.
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Attesting UK documents for the UAE – all you need to know

If you dream of living in the sunshine with beaches on your doorstep, then you might be considering moving to the UAE, a place renowned for it glamorous social scene, year-round sun and large expat community. But before you pack your suitcase it’s important to understand the paperwork involved in moving abroad whether it’s for work or as a dependent.
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Going to work in China – The latest on the situation

Although life in China is returning to something close to normal, the government continues to keep a close eye on who's allowed to come into the country. And while most schools are allowing children back into classrooms, there is a major shortage in teaching staff because of continuing travel restrictions across the globe. We look at the situation as it currently stands, from inside and outside China.
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Did Apostille Figures Drop in 2020? – Official Statistics

Due to the travel restrictions, lockdown measures and widespread reductions in workforces across the globe for the majority of the year, you would be forgiven for assuming that the need for Apostilles would have dropped drastically in 2020. We requested official figures from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and compared them to our own customer data, to see what it revealed.
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Getting Married Abroad Part 2 – How to find a lost overseas marriage certificate?

Previously, 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 of the document all you will need to think about?
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