Documents for teaching in Vietnam

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1. Posted by Emsliem (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone,

My partner and I are about to move to Vietnam to find English teaching work. We have ten year's of experience teaching English in other Asian countries.

I'm about to have my documents certified/apostilled/legalised and the cost is going to be £873 for 6 documents (degrees, celtas, police check). Here is a breakdown of the costs:

Fee to certify 6 x documents with a solicitor: £150 (We would usually make certified copies from the originals and legalise the copies unless you specifically request the originals themselves to be certified and legalised)

Fee to apostille 6 x documents at the FCDO: £354

Fee to legalise 6 x documents at the Vietnamese Embassy: £360

Postage by Special Delivery to a UK address: £9

Total: £873

I feel like this is pretty high. I'd assumed it would cost around £300 like it did for when we moved to Korea. So, I guess I just want to ask if this price is similar to what others have paid?

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!