6,435

MILES AWAY

FROM A NEW LIFE WITH US IN

VIETNAM!

SOUTH AFRICA

LOCATION

I NEED HELP!

START DATE

1 YEAR +

CONTRACT

A BIG HELLO!

We understand that moving abroad is a big step to take because we have all done it ourselves! You may be 6,435 miles away right now but we can assure you, we are there for every mile of your journey from start to finish! The process can be a little confusing but you don't need to worry, we have a strong team of happy people who are waiting to help you.

During application it is important to understand that you will need to go through the following processes in order to legally work for us. The RSA processes are more expensive and will take longer than other countries' processes. Recognizing this, we have put together a list of recommended companies that offer to cover most of the following steps for you. For those who choose not to use any of these companies and have RSA documentation (e.g. a degree or TEFL from a RSA accredited institution), the following processes must be followed. (Please note that if your documentation has been issued from outside of your home country, it's wise to check in with us about procedure).

PREPARING YOUR DOCUMENTS

INVESTMENT

The big question that hovers over everyone's head, how much does it cost? The truth is that you will need to save a little before embarking on this journey. To help you understand the investment, we have broken everything down for you in steps, please click on the following link to find out more.

STEP 1

YOUR DEGREE CERTIFICATE

You will need your original Degree Certificate notarized and apostilled in South Africa. This process cannot be done in Vietnam and it can take a few weeks to organize. Please follow the link below to view our list of recommended companies to use.

STEP 2

YOUR TEFL/TESOL/CELTA

You can obtain a TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certificate online through many different companies. The prices range from $40 to over $2,000 so please choose your course carefully. Please note that if your TEFL/TESOL/CELTA qualification is NOT provided by an South African company, you may need to legalize it in the country of issue. If you have any questions about obtaining this qualification, please us the contact form via the link below or speak to us directly using the live chat.

STEP 3

YOUR POLICE CHECK

To legally work for us in Vietnam we will need to apply for a police clearance certificate with SAPS. You will have a 6 month window where this certificate will be valid for so please consider this when applying for the check. To find out how to obtain a police check, please follow the link.

STEP 4

THE LEGALIZATION PROCESS

Legalization is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on an official public document is genuine. South African public documents are legalized with an Apostille Certificate or Authentication Certificate attached by the Legalization Office of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa.  

Please note that all foreign documents may have to be legalized in the country of origin.

STEP 5

THE SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY, HANOI

The South African Embassy in Hanoi is NOT permitted to legalize documentation to be used in Vietnam. The South African Embassy is permitted to certify and commission documentation the will be used in the Republic of South Africa only.

STEP 6

THE AFFIDAVIT

Because of Vietnamese government regulation, it is crucial that all of your documentation - degree, TEFL, and criminal background check - match your passport name exactly, including middle names. If this is not the case, you will require either a reissuing of documentation or, if this is too costly or not feasible, an affidavit. If you are still waiting for your TEFL certificate to be issued, we strongly recommend informing the TEFL company that it must be an exact match of your passport name.

Please note that the affidavit needs to go through the full authentication process i.e. legalized, apostilled and stamped by the Vietnamese Embassy in Pretoria.

STEP 7

CURRICULUM VITAE

During the application process we will ask you to provide us with an up to date CV with appropriate references. Please highlight any relevant teaching experience within your application and come to the interview prepared with any questions that you may have. If you have any questions in the meantime, take a look at our FAQ page.

STEP 8

PLEASE FOLLOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO GAIN ACCESS TO STAGE 2

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14 Lang Ha, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Vietnam

02473-68800

recruiting@apaxenglish.com

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