Work Permits for Foreign Countries

The world over employers look for the same qualities in their applicants regardless of whether the job is in the USA, Poland or Hong Kong. You should be familiar with basic information related to country in which you are seeking employment.

You will experience the unfamiliar immigration rules and practices. Therefore you should be aware of subtle conventions associated with the work permits within different countries.

Be aware that most employers, who are subject to heavy fines if they hire illegally, will not offer a job to a foreigner who does not possess a work permit.

In addition, any work “on black” will never qualify you for a work permit. Furthermore, such unofficial employment can quite often lead to exploitative working conditions. If you are caught, you can be hit with hefty fines or even barred from the country.

EUROPERomaniaPeruMIDDLE EAST
AustriaRussiaUruguayIsrael
BelgiumSlovakiaVenezuelaKuwait
CyprusSpainASIAOman
Czech RepublicSwedenBangladeshQatar
DenmarkSwitzerlandChinaSaudi Arabia
FinlandUkraineHong KongTurkey
FranceUnited KingdomIndiaUnited Arab Emirates
GermanyNORTH AMERICAIndonesiaAFRICA
GreeceCanadaJapanKenya
HungaryMexicoKoreaNigeria
IrelandUnited StatesMalaysiaMorocco
ItalySOUTH AMERICAPakistanSouth Africa
LiechtensteinArgentinaPhilippinesPACIFIC
LuxembourgBoliviaSingaporeAustralia
MaltaBrazilTaiwanNew Zealand
NetherlandsChileThailandCARIBBEAN
NorwayColombiaVietnamDominican Republic
PolandEcuador Puerto Rico
PortugalParaguay Virgin Islands

art_warning Work PermitsBe aware - technically, you are not allowed to enter many countries to look for work. Processing of work permits may take a long time. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you obtain Work Permit forms from an Embassy or Consulate and process them before leaving your home country.

In addition, temporary jobs like fruit picking and any work “on black” will never qualify you for work permits. Furthermore, such unofficial employment can quite often lead to exploitative working conditions. If you are caught, you can be hit with hefty fines and/or barred from the country or even deported.

Other Work Permits Info

Now to finalize your Work Permits topic, if your you received your visa & work permit and if your international cover letter and CV or resume are ready, you may email them through the CV and resume distribution services to job recruiters and start preparing for a job interview.

If you received an invitation to an international job interview, take a look at dress codes and prepare yourself for a typical job interview questions, look at job interview tips and other job search skills.

Follow up the job interview with a thank you letter. Employers regard this as an indication of your strong interest in the position.

Good luck with your work permits.

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