Moving Overseas and Visas
If you are moving overseas, you will need to know the specific guidelines for travel and work visas that are required in order to live and work in your new country. And if your company is relocating you to an overseas facility, the H.R. department may be able to assist you with the required documents. But if not, let a Global Van Lines Moving Concierge help you with pulling together the necessary papers, including a visa.
What to Expect from an Overseas Move
Listed below are tips designed to help you prepare the necessary documents for your new location:
- Seek out the local consulate of the country you are moving to. They can help you in understanding what documents you will need to obtain. A listing of foreign embassies and consulates in the Foreign Consuls of the United States directory is available at your local library or at www.embassy.org.
- Take a trip to your new country’s embassy to find out what is needed. In order to obtain a visa, you may be required to hand over a letter of recommendation from your current employer or bank.
- If you plan on working in your new country, you will have to provide your place of employment with a work permit. This document is separate from your visa and is mandatory if you plan on being employed in a foreign country. You can apply for a work permit along with a visa and residency.
Almost every country has different requirements for visiting that country as opposed to living and working there. The United States requires that foreigners living in the country have the proper visa (sometimes referred to as a green card). There are also student visas for college students visiting and working for short periods of time and business visas.
A Global Van Lines Moving Concierge is Here to Help You
While the local consulate of the country you are moving too may be a good resource, your Global Van Lines Moving Concierge has a worldwide network of service providers to tap into and provide you with information about obtaining a visa for your destination country. Contact Global today and get connected to your personal Moving Concierge who is motivated solely to assist you with designing and arranging the smoothest move possible while staying within budget.