Many people today are considering working abroad due to the many opportunities, such as more financial stability, health benefits, educational programs, and a promising career path. Before applying for a work visa, there are things you need to consider.
Buhler Thomas Law, P.C. shares some guidelines to help you get started.
Employers’ Recruitment Process
If you’re lucky, employers may recruit you from abroad. Typically, the company will take care of some of the paperwork due to the complexity of the processes. However, this doesn’t mean you just sit around and wait for their call. You still need to complete and submit the requirements from the embassy.
Keep in mind that the required documents may vary based on the state or country you’re applying for. Coordinate with your employer to determine the documents you need to prepare.
In addition, you need to pass several interviews and written exams. For doctors, you need to apply for US H1-B visas. Having certificates from IELTS, TOEFL, and TOEIC can also give you plus points.
Job Hunt Abroad
Finding a job overseas is more convenient these days. You can simply search online for available listings. Just make sure you’re dealing with a reputable employer. There are several cases of scams across the Internet. You can verify the legitimacy of your prospective employer from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. You can also contact the embassy for more information and security.
Job Scam Red Flags
Be meticulous when looking for or accepting a job offer. While verifying from the embassy or immigration office is your safest move, there are ways to gauge the legitimacy of their company. For example, if they are asking for vague requirements, such as a significant amount for application fees, it’s better to dig deeper for more information.
Another easy way to spot these scams is by checking their company profile. If you notice any odd information or the email is unprofessional, check with the embassy right away.
Working abroad may offer some promising opportunities, but this comes with a risk, as well. Be cautious with the people you’re talking to and make sure you undergo the standard and safe procedure.