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Work Visa

Updated: Mar 26, 2024

Work Visas are a form of work permit that allows you to enter a foreign country and work there for a set length of time. Without a work visa, a person is unable to work in any foreign nation. distinct countries have distinct procedures and criteria for awarding work visas. 

Work permit visas are issued either on a permanent or temporary basis. A temporary work visa is only valid for a specific amount of time, after which the visa holder must renew it if his employer wants to extend his (employee's) stay.

The duration of a work visa is determined by the amount of job you have and the labor market conditions. 

Countries like New Zealand allow you to apply for a work-to-residence visa. To convert your work visa into a residence visa, you must meet specific age, health, and character standards. 

A foreign national can obtain a work visa in the United States for up to six months.

Normally, the employer applies for a work permit visa on your behalf. Work visas require a company to contact the immigration authority of a specific nation and obtain clearance.


Different countries may have different procedures and criteria for issuing work permit visas to employees. 

You can apply for a work visa by using both online and offline modes of the application.

Online application: You can apply for a work visa online by visiting the embassy website of a particular country.All you have to do is to fill all information online and pay the visa application fees. The visa application fees can also be transferred online.

Offline application: If it is an offline work visa application, you need to download the application form, fill all required details and send it to the concerned embassy of your destination country located in your country. 

All your visa application needs to be supported by the proof of your education and work experience to support the fact that you meet the requirements for the applied field.

Steps to follow while applying for a work visa

  • Decide whether you are applying online or offline.
  • Get all necessary documents from your current and previous employers.
  • Complete the visa application form by entering all required information.
  • Pay the fees required for visa processing
  • Send the filled application to the concerned embassy.

Time taken in processing work permit visa varies depending on the type of work you would be doing. Once you receive a work permit, you need to keep in mind a few things which include


  • You must carry the work permit with you during your office hours.
  • You should not do any other work except the kind of job for which you have received permit.
  • You should apply extension or work permit renewal, if needed, before the permit expires.
  • If you lose your work permit, you need to inform your employer a dapple for a fresh one.
  • In case, you resign during your stay in foreign countries, you must return to your country of your residence within 7 days.


The following common eligibility conditions apply when you apply for a work permit visa:

  • You need to prove that you will leave the country once your work is done and duration of stay is over.
  • Should have enough money to take care of you and your dependents.
  • Having no record of criminal activities.
  • You don’t have any medical issues, have certificates of good health.
  • You would not take up any other work, apart from the work allotted by your employer.


Your work permit visa application needs to be supported by the following  documents.

  • Copies of all academic qualifications.
  • Copies of professional qualifications.
  • Work experience certificates from the previous employers.
  • Employer’s reference letter.
  • Signed client contract (if any).

Apart from the following documents, you may requested to furnish further information/documents as per requirement of the immigration authority of a particular country.


Your destination country's immigration authority may deny your work visa authorization. A work visa permit may be refused in the following circumstances:

  • Your employer's failure to meet the requirements imposed by a specific country's immigration authorities.

  • If the task does not require the specialized skill or knowledge.

  • Because certain key documents or information are missing.

  • If you have a history of breaking laws.

  • If immigration believes you have no intention of returning.





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