6,230

MILES AWAY

FROM A NEW LIFE WITH US IN

VIETNAM!

UNITED KINGDOM

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 6,230 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 UK processes are more expensive and will take longer than other countries' processes. Recognizing this, we have partnered with a company that offers to cover most of the following steps for you at a discounted rate. After application, we will provide you with a discount letter. For those who choose not to use our UK partner and have UK documentation (e.g. a degree or TEFL from a UK 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 by a solicitor in the UK. This process cannot be done in Vietnam and it can take a few weeks to organize. To understand this process, please follow the link below. 

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. If you have any questions or need some advice please send us a message on our live chat or use our contact form using the link below.

If you have chosen not to go with our partner company, you will need to arrange to have your ESL certificate notarized and apostilled as part of the authentication process. It's particularly important to note with TEFL certificates that often where you did it doesn't matter. Many well-known TEFL companies have offices across the world but will be registered in one particular country. The onus is on you to check with your embassy in advance.

STEP 3

YOUR POLICE CHECK

To legally work for us in Vietnam we will need to apply for a police check certificate. 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

Your Degree, TEFL/TESOL/CELTA and Police Check will need to be legalized by the UK's Legalization office. Please use the legalization link below to find out more. If you have chosen to go through our partner company, you can skip this step.

STEP 5

THE VIETNAMESE EMBASSY, LONDON

Your legalized and apostilled Degree, TEFL/TESOL/CELTA and Police Check will now need to be sent to the Vietnamese Embassy for Legalization. You can either go in person or have your documents sent by courier. for further advice about the costs and postal charges please visit the link provided or email consular@vietnameseembassy.org.uk.

If you have chosen to go through our partner company, you can skip this step.

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. For most nationalities, an affidavit will be cheaper than the cost of reissuing a degree. 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. This process can be done in Vietnam. However, we do recommend that you follow these steps in the UK.

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

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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