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5 Countries to Easily Get a Work Visa

You can get a work visa this year. Other people are doing it so why not you?

You can take your career beyond borders by getting a job abroad this year. Once you get active and begin the process, you’ll find out that it’s not actually as impossible as it might seem in the first instance.

There are multiple opportunities available in many countries around the world, whether you are seeking employment directly or you wish to get a foot through the door first by means of education.

Obtaining a work visa does not have to be a difficult task. In fact, you’ll be working your dream career in a foreign country in no time!

But you must be prepared for extensive research. Most importantly, before you do anything, especially making financial commitments, make sure you are well educated on the topic (reading this article is a fantastic beginning step!). Otherwise, you might pay the price – quite literally, I’m afraid.

visa documents with stamps and information on them belong to someone who wants to get a work visa
It can be difficult staying committed to doing the necessary work in order to get a work visa – but it’s for a good cause.

The process for applying for a work visa varies based on your nationality and destination, but you’ll almost always require a job offer and sponsorship first. You may also need to show proof of residency, depending on your destination.

Contact the consulate or embassy of the country where you plan to work to find out exactly what you’ll need. This information is usually available on the internet. Your employer may be able to handle some of the paperwork for you if you already have a job offer.

One of the simplest ways to obtain a work visa is to apply online. Many visa providers include step-by-step instructions, eVisa expert assistance, and visas sent to your inbox.

Top 10 Countries Where You Can Get a Work Visa Easily

1. The Netherlands

The Netherlands has a start-up visa for ambitious folks with entrepreneurial mindset.

If you have a brilliant idea for a new business or product, this could be the simplest country to obtain a work visa. But the opportunity is only open to entrepreneurs from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland.

With this programme, you can apply for a temporary residence permit allowing you to stay in the Netherlands and get your innovative business started. After the year has expired, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for a self-employed work visa.

One of the conditions for this start-up visa is that you should work together with a business mentor: a facilitator. This facilitator is an organisation that will help you set up your business as well as help you apply for the visa.

You can find available facilitators here.

Click here to see some other conditions for this start-up visa.


2. Cambodia

Slightly far east but Cambodia is not only one of the easiest nations to obtain a work visa in, but it is also one of the best.

The popular business visa can be renewed quite easily, and you’ll be surrounded by other expatriates while living and working in a country rich in history and culture.

Obtaining a business visa is simple. Find out how in this post from Thevisaproject.

In Cambodia, freelancing and remote work are popular, but other forms of occupations such as working in tourism or education are also plentiful.

Find some available jobs in Cambodia here.


3. Germany

Just like in other European nations, Germany allows graduate students to apply for work visas. So, if you’re considering studying and working in a foreign country, then here is the place to go!

But also, if your work qualifies as “art”, you can apply for an artist visa. Germany has a law that makes it easier for artists to get visas.

And what qualifies as art?

Essentially you have to convince the visa officers that youe qualifies as art.

Painting, music, photography or dancing are obvious ones, but you could also qualify as an artist by being a graphic designer, DJ or writer.

Find out what you need for the artist visa here. The regular alternative to it is the freelance visa, but that’s a bit trickier to get. Find out more about it here.



bridge with canal in amsterdam netherlands where you can get a work visa
You can get a work visa in Europe, but you’ll find it much easier if you study there

4. Ireland

Foreigners who study abroad in Ireland are able to stay behind for a while and seek employment, after which they can apply for a green card/work permit.

There are no age restrictions for those applying for a visa to work in Ireland. But only students or recent graduates are eligible.

A regular work visa is also available, although it may be more difficult to get. If you have a specialized skill set, it will help you stand out while looking for jobs.

5. China

China is one of the simplest countries to work in because it is always looking for native English speakers to teach in its classrooms. If you’re interested in earning your TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification, China is the place to go.

Still, other types of employment aside from teaching are becoming increasingly appealing to overseas job seekers in China. You could work in a variety of businesses, but you may need to learn Chinese (the official tongue is Mandarin) before being accepted.

What other country do you think it is easy to get a work visa in?



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