Hi, I have read so many threads on moving to China, but I am still struggling with this question. I'm hoping some seasoned International Teachers might be able to help me. I am currently a UK-trained Secondary teacher in Bangkok and am considering a move to Shanghai for the next academic year. I think I have got my head around the visa requirements but I just want to check a few things before applying: In terms of notarising and legalising documents, is this something I can have done in Bangkok or at least Asia? I don't plan to go home (to the UK) before I would start in China so could do with being able to do these things this side of the world in the next few months. Same with obtaining the Z Visa; do I HAVE to apply, or be present, in my home country or can I apply in a third country such as HK or Thailand? Finally, as my parents' house is my last registered address in the UK, can I get the DBS check sent to them and then DHL'd to me over here? Or even do it through the British Embassy? Thanks if you have any advice regarding any of these things - I know some of you have experienced both Bangkok and China, Shanghai specifically, so if you have any advice in making the move from Bangkok to China, I'd really appreciate it.