Do I need a passport to teach English abroad?

If you want to teach English in any country outside of your own, you are certain to need a valid passport. In most cases, you will need at least six months left on your passport to gain entry to a foreign country so it is essential that you check it before you plan to leave. To make sure you have no hassles while overseas, we highly recommend that you have a passport with at least two years validity. If you have any doubts regarding entry regulations you should contact the relevant embassy or visit the immigrartion website of your host country.

How do I apply for a new passport (or gain an extension to an existing one) in the U.S.A?

From within the U.S. you can apply via the State Department's web page. From outside the country, you should contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

How do I apply for a new passport (or gain an extension to an existing one) in the UK?

British citizens should visit the U.K. Government's Services website for full details on applying for or renewing their passport.

How do I apply for a new passport (or gain an extension to an existing one) in Canada?

Canadian citizens will find the relevant information on the Government of Canada website.

How do I apply for a new passport (or gain an extension to an existing one) in Australia?

Passport information for Australians can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs website.

How do I apply for a new passport (or gain an extension to an existing one) in New Zealand?

New Zealand citizens should go to the passport page of the Department of Internal Affairs.

How do I apply for a new passport (or gain an extension to an existing one) in other countries?

You should be able to find all the relevant information for your own country's passport application procedures via a simple web search.

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