Countries Where You Can Easily Get a Working Visa


Depending on where you live, the country that you’re in might have an incredible relationship with another country. Getting a working visa can occasionally be a lot of work, not to mention it can be a heavy load on the wallet. The great thing about living abroad is there are plenty of other countries that make it easier than some others to get your hands on a working visa. If you’ve ever had a dream of working abroad, pay attention to this article and the list of countries that have a friendlier and more accepting approach concerning working visas.

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Oh, Canada!

Regardless of where you live in the world, there’s a good chance that you’ve at least dreamed of hitting the Canadian ski slopes during the winter. According to world reports, Canada has some of the best you can find. Canada also has the International Working Experience Canada Working Holiday visa that enables you to stay in the country for up to 24 months and earn money while there. The only pre-requisite with the permit is you do need to be between 18 and 30 to qualify.

Additionally, Canada offers the Young Professionals visa. However, to qualify for this visa, you do need to have a job offer waiting for you before you arrive.

Chile

Chile does have a visa that lasts upwards of one year, though it’s different from some of the others. If you’re between the age of 18 and 31, you can qualify for Chile’s Working Holiday visa. What sets Chile’s permit apart from the rest is you need to use the funds earned from working to pay for your travel around the country.

Singapore

With 500 Singapore visas available annually, the country provides multiple options that make it easier to earn money while visiting the stunning views of the country. The majority of Singapore’s permits last one year and enable you to work while enjoying the unparalleled nightlife and greenery. You do need to be between 18 to 31 to qualify for any visa that Singapore offers.

Portugal

Lisbon has been listed as one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit, and who can blame you for wanting to take in the experience? Portugal is a beautiful country, and as long as you’re between 18 and 30, you might qualify for a visa that allows you to work in the country for up to one year. The Portugal government only offers 200 foreign working permits annually, so if you are interested, you need to submit your applications as soon as possible. The rich culture, history, and beauty of the country make it one of the most sought after countries to obtain a working visa.

Italy

The Italian Working Holiday visa lets you work for just three months at a time with the same employer. Unfortunately, you do need to switch employers every three months to keep your visa. The permits typically last for one year, and while you’re in between jobs, you can enjoy the rich history, art, and cultural experiences that Italy offers.

France

As long as you are between the age of 18 and 30, are open to obtaining health insurance, and have approximately $3,500 in your account, you might qualify for a 12-month France Working visa. One of the most desirable attributes of France’s 12-month working permits is that high-achieving professionals and independent workers might be eligible for France’s long-term stay visa. Is there a better way to learn French, enjoy the locals and their food, as well as visit the original French wineries that line the countryside?

Rows of green vines in a vineyard in rural southern France

Each country that you visit has their rules that apply to legal work as a foreign dependent. It’s essential that you have the paperwork and approval from the government before you even attempt to pass international customs with your passport and documentation. Trying to pull a fast one on customs can keep you from securing a working visa in the country you want to visit, but it can also blacklist you from getting one everywhere else.

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Countries Where You Can Easily Get a Working Visa

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