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Lost my diploma and transcripts

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Lost my diploma and transcripts

Postby fareast48 » 11 Apr 2016, 08:06

Hey guys....I recently returned to the states to help my family out and am now wanting to return to Taiwan to teach again. However, my hard copies of my diploma and original transcripts are missing from my old bag. Moved a lot of crap while here.....long story.

Is it possible to just print out scanned digital pics/copies of my diploma and hand them to a prospective employer?

I have never seen them (former emploers in Taiwan) ship my actual diploma off anywhere before.... Seems they just copy it and have me sign it and take it that copy to a government office themselves.

Is there any real need to bring the actual diploma to Taiwan or transcripts?

The replacement fees at my university are ridiculous.
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Re: Lost my diploma and transcripts

Postby the bear » 11 Apr 2016, 08:53

fareast48 wrote:Hey guys....I recently returned to the states to help my family out and am now wanting to return to Taiwan to teach again. However, my hard copies of my diploma and original transcripts are missing from my old bag. Moved a lot of crap while here.....long story.

Is it possible to just print out scanned digital pics/copies of my diploma and hand them to a prospective employer?

I have never seen them (former emploers in Taiwan) ship my actual diploma off anywhere before.... Seems they just copy it and have me sign it and take it that copy to a government office themselves.

Is there any real need to bring the actual diploma to Taiwan or transcripts?

The replacement fees at my university are ridiculous.


I used transcripts for years in Taiwan until a diploma was requested so I had it reissued. But as I recall I just had my sister scan it for me rather than send it over. So you "might be" OK.
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Re: Lost my diploma and transcripts

Postby ironlady » 11 Apr 2016, 10:43

I would take advantage of being in the US and able to get a replacement, even if it's expensive, rather than taking a chance at losing a job or opportunity because of not having the right document at the right time.
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Re: Lost my diploma and transcripts

Postby Abacus » 11 Apr 2016, 22:36

Transcripts are not a requirement for a work permit.

I wonder where the hell my official documentation is these days. Not that I will ever need to my degree again in Taiwan but I should know where it is.

I am months away from getting my APRC and I am fairly certain that isn't on the document list.
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Re: Lost my diploma and transcripts

Postby Ricarte » 12 Apr 2016, 10:15

Abacus wrote:Transcripts are not a requirement for a work permit.


I guess the problem is not with the working permit, but with a potential employer. You never know what kind of documents they are going to ask, but transcripts and diploma seems plausible.
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Re: Lost my diploma and transcripts

Postby fareast48 » 12 Apr 2016, 20:02

Ricarte wrote:
Abacus wrote:Transcripts are not a requirement for a work permit.


I guess the problem is not with the working permit, but with a potential employer. You never know what kind of documents they are going to ask, but transcripts and diploma seems plausible.



So will my digital copy of my diploma be acceptable??? Thanks.
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Re: Lost my diploma and transcripts

Postby Dragonbones » 12 Apr 2016, 23:25

What the others said. Nobody here can tell you what an employer WILL require. You are safest if you apply for a new copy from your university. Normally the diploma suffices, without a transcript. If you wish to risk it with a digital copy, go for it. It might work. Good luck! But if I were you, I'd apply for a new original so that you have one on hand not only now but also for the future. :2cents:
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