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What you Should Know about TEFL Certificate Legalization

When you get an English teacher job offered to you aboard, one of the first things you will be asked to give them is an apostilled TEFL certificate. The apostille here works as an official agreement of validity beyond the issuing country’s borders. This applies generally when you want to be able to legally work aboard, and getting what is needed can present apparent complications at the outset. The simple breakdown of this process below should dispel that feeling.

Collecting the Needed Documents

Your attestation agency of choice would normally ask you to get the following three main documents ready.

  • A TEFL or TESOL qualification certificate showing no less than 120 hours spent
  • University Degree
  • Criminal record check

Each of these documents should be legalized from the country where issuing was done, which means every person who has studied the TEFL course needs to get UK legalization before they would be able to use the certificate abroad.

Proving Absence of a Criminal Record

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Based on your country of origin, a slightly different organization would deal with this. The service usually needs to be paid for, and whether or not you have to show up in person is based on your country’s extant rules in this area.

Getting the Documents Certified

When you get the notification of your criminal record certificate issuance, make copies right away, and then take those over to a notary. This official would stamp and sign the copies to make them equally usable as the original. Some countries only let you get this done by a Notary Public; in others, you can have a bank, lawyer, accountant, or doctor, perform the same service.

Getting the Documents Legalized

The certified copies need to be sent over to the concerned government department, who would stick a stamped apostille certificate to each of the documents you sent in. This concludes the legalization part of the process, which can be expedited by having the right agency helping you along.

Getting the Documents Attested

The embassy of the destination country handles this part. Your legalized certificates need to be taken there, or sent in. In under a week if things go normally fast, the embassy would send the attested documents back to you. In the meantime, it helps to have a good knowledge of the best attestation services in Abu Dhabi.

Attesting Canadian-Issued Documents for the UAE

Superlegalization of Canada-issued documents is a process where certificates are made legally valid and fit for use in other countries. The process involves getting the required approval from the destination country’s embassy in Canada. That means if you were intending to use the documents in the UAE for instance, then you would need to get them attested at the UAE embassy in Canada, the same way as getting attestation services in Dubai if you wanted to use a UAE-issued certificate in Canada.

Every nation’s embassies and consulates extend stipulations which need to be followed strictly in order for such a process to go smoothly. One prime example is when you want to authorize someone to handle property, which you own in the UAE. In such a case, your Canadian power of attorney would need to legalized for use in the UAE first. Before this can be done, the Canadian document needs to first be authenticated by the government there. The Global Affairs Canada Authentication Sector would take care of this for all provinces of origin, but restrictions and requirements would be different in some cases. The right ones can be confirmed by getting in touch with an attestation agency.

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It goes without saying that the whole thing can be very confusing for the first-timer, such as when legalizing a degree for use in Qatar, which also requires the additional step of legalizing official transcripts, and then getting the confirmation letter from your respective university. On top of all that, the institution is required to send in the official transcripts along with the true copy of the certificate. This should reach the Qatar Embassy located in Ottawa so that they may fully legalize your certificate for use in Qatar. The process is often complex enough to make your head spin if you try to take it on without assistance. The main benefit of hiring the finest document attestation Dubai has to offer is that you get a lot of weight taken off your shoulders.

Some Documents That Need Legalizing This Way

  • Diplomas, degrees, and transcripts
  • Passport photocopies
  • Certificate of non-impediment-to-marriage
  • Statement accompanying the above
  • Criminal record checks
  • Industry Canada documents
  • Documents issued by the Canada revenue agency
  • Fingerprints
  • Certificates proving change of name
  • Corporate documents
  • Powers of attorney
  • Birth, death and marriage certificates
  • Pharmaceutical product certificates
  • Divorce certificates
  • Medical reports
  • Immigration and citizenship Canada documents
  • Certificates of origin
  • Commercial invoices