Can You Get A Work Visa While In The Country?

I am planning to work as a teacher overseas but am wondering if I can move there first, then find a job that will sponser a work visa.

5 Answers

Relevance
  • 2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Typically employers must apply for your employment visa, and you have to be approved for & receive that visa prior to entry into the country. Visas are never issued in-country, only at the country's consulates abroad. If you enter as a tourist, you have to return home, then the employer can apply for your employment visa. Also, depending on the country, tourist visas (& visa waiver, where eligible) may prohibit looking for work (e.g. US is very strict about this, so is Canada - visa fraud, which can incur permanent bar to the country).

    What do you teach? Do you have teacher certification in the country where you want to teach? Are teachers in short supply & eligible for temporary employment visas? Do NOT expect to work abroad as a teacher, with very few exceptions! 

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 1 month ago

    Nope - it's illegal to work or look for work on a tourist visa, and you have to apply for a work visa from your own country.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You would have to apply for a Visa first and you won't get a work visa without a job, so it would be a tourist visa.

    You need to look up each countries immigration rules.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • 2 months ago

    Generally, if a country lets you move there, you can work. The hard bit is being allowed to move in the first place.

    • ibu guru
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      That would require being approved for immigration, not just temporary employment visa.

    • Login to reply the answers
  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 2 months ago

    It mightily depends on which is your home country and the country you are planning to work in. Note that some countries (for work) may have many more requirements depending on your age, occupation, net worth, married/single, etc. Without that additional information, we can't usefully answer.

    • Login to reply the answers
Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.