Are you planning to teach English in another country? Currently, the most popular countries most Americans are choosing to teach English in are China, South Korea, Spain, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Do you need an apostille on a TEFL / TESOL certificate?
In order to apostille this certificate, the school must attest to the validity of the certificate by either notarizing the original or a color copy (original is preferred). The school must also be located within the United States.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is also known as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The field of TEFL / TESOL represents one of the fastest growing educational certificates to teach English abroad.
If you are planning to teach English in a foreign country, most employers will ask for you to apostille your University degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s), FBI background check (FBI Apostille), and TEFL / TESOL certificate. In order to apostille a TEFL / TESOL certificate, the school must be located in the United States and the certificate must be signed and notarized by the school’s Registrar.
Before we can apostille your degree and TEFL / TESOL certificate, they will need to be signed by the Registrar at the school and notarized. Also, in order to obtain your FBI background check, you will need to contact an FBI Channeler or the FBI directly.
The following is a list of the most popular countries you can teach English in:
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine
Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay
Middle East: Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Obtaining an apostille can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the apostille process and the unique requirements of certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!
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