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heyjonesy



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:56 am    Post subject: Confused about documents needed to teach Reply with quote

Hello, I know this topic has been covered before but I'm still profoundly confused. I'm leaving the US soon and just now heard about getting documents apostilled. Apparently my college records need this? I have official (unopened) transcripts from my previous college experiences but do I need to get them apostilled/certified with the Secretary of State? I live in Washington state but the schools are in Virginia and California. How does this work?

Also, do the college transcripts count as proof of my degree or do I need a diploma? Do the transcripts need to be notarized or is it enough that they're in sealed envelopes?

As for the background check, I plan to send in the form for the FBI Background Check now and have my sister send it to me in Vietnam when I get there in April. Will this work, since I believe it's supposed to be no older than 3 months? If not, what do I do?

I have several copies of my TESOL degree. Do they also need to be notarized or apostilled?

Thanks so much! I appreciate any help or advice. This sort of thing makes my head spin just a bit.
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White Boy 55



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject: Here you go. Reply with quote

I did the who FBI background check for working in Korea. Your company/school can do it here for about $250. All legit.

However, you do need to get your degree Appostilled. If you are here you have to send it home and have someone take it to the Secretary of State. Even copies can be done but first do the original.

I have never heard of the sealed transcripts...that is for Korea.

No matter what your school tells you going to the embassy to get it notorized is a waste of $ and time. They have not verified degress for more than 20 years.
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heyjonesy



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, thanks so much for the info. Do you happen to know if Vietnam requires the apostille?
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