We send groups of teachers to China at two separate times in the year; Autumn and Spring. The Autumn cohort typically travels around late August or early September, with the Spring group travelling in February. Final year students wishing to apply for the autumn intake must have received their Bachelor degree certificates by mid-July in order to give us sufficient time to process their visa application. For new graduates that won't have their certificates by then, we'd be happy to accept your application for the Spring intake. All of our teaching contracts are for one year.
Due to recent efforts by the Chinese authorities to ensure the quality of foreign language teachers, the process to secure the working visa has become much more stringent than in recent years. To this end, applicants’ documents must now undergo a three step process, namely notarization, authentication and legalization. This is effectively what is covered by our administration fee.
Upon successful acceptance to our programme, new teachers will be required to pay a €250/£215 administration fee for the processing of their documentation. This can be paid via an initial €100/£85 deposit upon a successful interview, with the balance being paid before mid-July, or all at once. Please note that we will not be able to begin processing your documentation until the deposit has been paid. Specifically, this €250/£215 fee covers:
Notarization: both your degree certificate and police certificate must be notarized. This is carried out by a notary public (usually a solicitor)
Authentication: These documents will then need to be authenticated to ensure their authenticity. This is done by the relevant government department; The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Ireland, and The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK
Legalization: This is the final step in this part of the process and is done by the Chinese Embassy