Degree Guide Notarisation for Vietnam
We are seeing an increase in the number of people approaching us for help in notarising and then legalising their various academic qualifications (typically degrees and TEFL accreditations) as well as criminal record checks for use in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Whilst the People’s Republic of China is still the most popular option, the beautiful country of Vietnam has a lot to offer prospective English teachers. The process is very similar in terms of legalisation and notarisation to the one used by students looking to teach in China (you can have a look at our Chinese guide here). Put simply the documents first will need to be notarised, then apostilled by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and finally attested by the Vietnamese Consulate here in London. You can find our guide to the legalisation procedure of documents for use in Vietnam here.
You can also find the Vietnamese Government’s list of requirements here, but in brief you will need:
1. Work permit application form
2. Work permission application letter
3. Criminal Record check (usually issued either by ACRO or DBS ) and notarised and legalised
4. A copy of your degree
5. A copy of your TEFL qualification
6. Health check (this can be done here in the UK, and notarised and legalised by the Consulate or, more usually, it can be performed in Vietnam).
7. A copy of your CV and 4 passport photos
Our team of notaries are experts in this process and he
lp people notarise and legalise their documents for Vietnam very regularly. Usually, the whole process takes about two weeks, but, if you are in a rush, we have access to a premium service and can get things moving urgently, cutting the time down to only a few days. Whilst our notaries are all based in London, it’s possible for us to help clients with English qualification anywhere in the world as a meeting in London may not be needed.