|how do I work in another country?|
|Written by Chris Dowding|
You will usually need a work permit. There are loads of websites that give advice about this. Initially, it's best to go to the government immigration website for your target country. If you don't have the time or inclination to fill out the relevant forms and information, there are plenty of commercial organisations that can assist you, for a fee. It's worth going to one that can set you up with a new bank account in your target country. It is often very time consuming to set up an account yourself.
Having a skill or profession that is required in your target country helps a lot when applying for a work visa. Countries undergoing rapid economic development often have professional and skill shortages in particular vocations. Check out the immigration department website for your target country.
For example, Australia's shortages can be seen at http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/index.htm
If you have parents or grandparents that were born in your target country, you may be able to obtain an Ancestry visa, which allows you to work in the country for a certain period of time. Check out the immigration department website for your target country.
If you are a citizen of the EU (European Union), you can generally work in any of the member countries without a permit, but there are conditions.
Citizens of Australia can work in New Zealand and vice versa, without a work permit. There are a few things to consider - See http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sheets/17nz.htm.
I've never tried to get a visa for the US, but there is a Green Card lottery every year, officially known as a Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery. Sarah Darmody received this visa as described in her travel book, Ticket to Ride - Lost and Found in America. Basically, 50,000 permanent resident visas are given away annually - and yes, there are conditions. Entries run between October through November each year.