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Vietnam Working Requirements 2017
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reblair79



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've found the visa notarisation/authentication information extremely confusing. I fly out late August to start my new teaching job and I am just taking my original documents with me to get notarised and authenticated (BA, CELTA, Disclosure Scotland criminal check). I don't even know if notarised and authenticated mean the same thing! So confusing, I consider myself relatively switched on but I find the plethora of information on the government site difficult to be sure I am doing things correct. It's quite stressful actually!
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skarper



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They could certainly make it simpler if they wanted to. Makes me suspect they want it complicated and opaque.
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SeldomSeen



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

reblair79 wrote:
I've found the visa notarisation/authentication information extremely confusing. I fly out late August to start my new teaching job and I am just taking my original documents with me to get notarised and authenticated (BA, CELTA, Disclosure Scotland criminal check). I don't even know if notarised and authenticated mean the same thing! So confusing, I consider myself relatively switched on but I find the plethora of information on the government site difficult to be sure I am doing things correct. It's quite stressful actually!


They are the same thing. The good thing is that your CELTA (issued by Cambridge) and Disclosure Scotland (also [for now!] part of the UK) can be notarised by the British consulate in HCMC or the embassy in Hanoi. Assuming your BA is from a British university then they can do that too. You will need to book three 'slots' on their notarisation service (you can book an appointment on the web). It'll cost around $50 per document but is a straightforward process and is done while you wait (but you have to book an appointment - or in your case three consecutive ones). You might want to book an appointment now as their slots are limited and can get filled quickly.
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TRH



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

reblair79 wrote:
I've found the visa notarisation/authentication information extremely confusing.
SeldomSeen wrote:
They are the same thing.
Not exactly. Notarization is a certification by a licensed or governmental person (UK consulate in your case) that the person who signed the document ond/or accompanying statement is who he/she says they are. It does not verify the underlying document. Authentication is a certification that the authenticating government (Vietnam in this case) accepts the underlying document as valid.
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reblair79



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, Yes this makes sense. I think I'm on the right track then.
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