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Last updated on 6 August 2019
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If you’re considering hiring a teacher or another staff member from a foreign country, read through this article to make sure you know what would be required of you. Get help with sorting out visas, doing pre-employment checks and knowing the qualification requirements for teachers.

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  2. Who will need a visa
  3. Sponsoring a visa
  4. Visa requirements
  5. Pre-employment ‘additional’ checks
  6. Teaching qualification requirements

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