This may help someone someday from an expensive and unnecessary border crossing. if I am wrong please feel free to correct me. If you are leaving your current job as a teacher and plan to work in a different school, here are the steps to follow. The days are approximate and aim to show just how long it takes to cross from one school to the next DAY 1 Step 1. Go to the admin of your current employer (hereafter: old school) at least 20 days from your last working day and request the TM10 form which should be signed and filled in by the school. THE DATE OF YOUR LAST WORKING DAY MUST BE ON THE FORM NOT THE DATE YOU SUBMIT THE FORM This will take them time and many have no idea which is the correct form. So be forewarned it may take them 5 days to get their act together. The date of your last working day must be on the form. DAY 5 Step 2. Go to your local labour office to submit your TM10 form from your old school. You will need to surrender your work permit. In exchange you will be give a small TM10 slip. DAY 7 Step 3 If possible on the same day, go to the immigration office which issued your extension of stay based on employment (non B). They will stamp your passport to match the last day of your working at your old school. It is essential that you do not ask for a “7 day extension”. This is not an extension but a notification to leave within 7 days. If given this will automatically result in you having to leave the country and go to do your non b overseas – which in turn brings in additional document requirements at some if not all embassies. The clock is now ticking ! DAY 9 Step 4. Your new employer, whom you should have been in close contact with, will ideally have all the required documents for you to submit to the labour office the day after you went to immigration. Take these documents to the Labour office to get your new work permit. DO NOT forget to include the page of your passport with the new stamp! DAY 14 Step 5. Pick up your new work permit. DAY 15 Step 6. Go to immigration at least 4 days before the date stamped in your passport. This builds in time for missing documents to be done and a return visit if necessary.