Visa question



Hi all,

I was reading the thread about legal requirements for teachers in Indonesia. My qualifications: Unrelated BA, PGCE, MA TESOL. I read on this forum that the requirements are:

-BA in the subject you want to teach
-5 years’ experience
-Teaching license

I have a teaching license (PGCE) from the UK (in teaching Spanish and French), and over 5 years’ experience teaching English; however, my post-pgce experience is only 3 years and post MA only 4 years’. Would this be a problem? I am considering staying in my current job one more year then going to Indonesia, so in theory the post MA TESOL experience would be 5 years.

Also, my BA is unrelated to EFL and it’s from the Open University (a distance learning university, but a very reputable one). Does anyone know if I would be ok in the sense that instead of the BA in the subject I have an MA in Teaching English to speakers of other languages? I just wonder would my unrelated and online BA be a problem in being granted a visa or would the MA would ‘trump’ the BA so to speak.

My girlfriend is from Jakarta so I am looking to find a secondary school job there but would like to know if there will be a visa problem as if so, it’s a waste of my time applying for jobs there!

Thanks a lot!



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