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If you're in the US and studying an online distance learning qualification, you may be planning to use it overseas if you're thinking of relocating. Will the award be recognised overseas? We look at the processes involved to find out.Continue Reading...Is Legalizing US Online Distance-Learning Degrees Possible?
The Trans-Siberian railway has an old-worldly charm that makes it seem like a dream; read on as I help you make that dream a reality.Continue Reading...What visas do you need to travel the Trans-Siberian railway?
New legislation was introduced in China in June 2021, restricting the amount of hours and times during which private tutoring of children could take place. The restrictions have been met with difficulties, seeing many continuing the tutoring and going against the governments requirements. Will the new laws hold out in the face of these struggles?Continue Reading...Private tutoring sector in China fighting the cuts – by trying to avoid the rules
If you're relocating to Egypt, or have some business or legal matters, you'll likely be required to present official paperwork. If the documentation has been issued outside of Egypt, such as a UK Degree certificate or a Power of Attorney (POA), it will need to go through the process of legalisation, also known as attestation.Continue Reading...Egypt legalisation – attest your documents for use overseas
If you need to get your documents legalised for a job in China, you will need to complete the official application form. This can be confusing and is full of pitfalls, which can cause rejection once you attend your appointment. Follow our easy step-by-step guide on how to complete the Chinese application form here to avoid any costly mistakes.Continue Reading...Chinese Application Form For Legalisation- Complete Step By Step Guide
If you're needing to use a document overseas, you'll almost definitely need an Apostille applied at the FCDO. This blog talks you through the FCDO requirements to make sure your document won't be rejected.Continue Reading...Need a UK Apostille? What to check to ensure your document will be accepted by the FCDO!
This is a common question posed by those wishing to start their journey into Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Here, we will look at the courses out there and the requirements set by the industry itself to help you figure out which is the best first step for you to take.Continue Reading...How many TEFL hours do I need? Most important things to consider.
If you're planning on studying a TEFL course, which is best suited for your needs? Does it matter which provider you choose, and if so what should influence your decision? If you plan on teaching in-person overseas, then there are some serious points to consider when you're weighing up your options. Our latest creation is a unique pre-checked list, designed to make your life easier, and this post explains what we considered when putting it together.Continue Reading...Guaranteed Acceptance TEFL Courses To Study In The UK – Verified List
Relocating to Spain can feel like a confusing process when you have so many documents to gather. Even if you've been living there for a while, changes in status due to Brexit is leaving lots of people in an urgent situation trying to apply for their residence visas in order to stay in the country. Here we look at the popular Non-Lucrative Visa and what's required to obtain it.Continue Reading...Spanish Non-Lucrative Visas From The UK – Ultimate Help Guide
Legalisation can be a complicated procedure. With various terms for what is essentially the same process, and a range of factors affecting the process depending on your personal circumstances, things can get stressful. Apostille process can be full of pitfalls for the uninitiated, so we've created this definitive guide which covers everything you will need to know.Continue Reading...UK Apostille – Everything You Need To Know About UK Legalisation
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.Continue Reading...The Cons of Teaching ESL Overseas – Turning Them Into Pros
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.Continue Reading...Medical Letters For Residency Visas – Step-by-Step Guide on Legalisation
With the private tutoring industry booming in China, the government is proposing trial restrictions on when and how these companies can operate. With the TEFL sector making up a large part of the tutoring market, could this have huge implications?Continue Reading...China’s Crackdown On Private Tutoring – How Will This Affect The TEFL Industry?
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.Continue Reading...Leaving a TEFL Job in China – Complete Guide on Doing it Right
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.Continue Reading...We’ve launched our new blog!
If you're planning on teaching English in China, it can be difficult to know where to start. The recruitment process when you're dealing with a company overseas can be difficult in itself, but with such huge differences in processes and requirements, it can feel like a minefield.Continue Reading...Getting A TEFL Job In China – 10 Ways To Spot Scams And Stay Safe
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.Continue Reading...Changing Your Name On A UK Birth Certificate
If you've just completed a course in teaching ESL, or you're thinking about moving into the field, one of the biggest questions on your mind might be - what is the difference between TEFL, TESOL and CELTA? Is one more "valid" than the other, and will they all be accepted for teaching positions overseas?Continue Reading...Legalising a TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certificate – What’s the difference?
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.Continue Reading...Going to work in China – The latest on the situation
There are several types of Criminal Record Checks available for those living in the UK, which you can read about here. If you're teaching ESL overseas, which one should you apply for? Here we will look at the types of clearance certificates that are most commonly requested for these job roles and which you may be required to provide.Continue Reading...ACRO or ICPC – Which Police Clearance Certificate do you need to teach ESL overseas?