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An Australian contracting firm suggested to me that I investigate with
the Australian embassy in the U.S. what sorts of visas I could get in
advance that would let me work in Australia should I find some sort of
employment. This company felt that this would be less difficult than
trying to obtain a work permit after arriving in the country on a tourist
GuyI -at- corpmail -dot- follett -dot- com
From: TECHWR-L[SMTP:TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU]
Sent: Monday, April 14, 1997 9:36 PM
Subject: Re: overseas work
Buck Buchanan left out one very important step in his summary of how to
about finding an overseas job:
Check about the necessity for a work permit or a working visa. Some
countries require this, at least for people from some countries (for
example, Australia requires a working visa for US citizens). Although
possible (even easy) for an American to work in Australia without a
visa, it is illegal and can be a major nuisance even if you don't get
caught and deported. It may be possible to get such a visa after you
and find a job (I'm not sure). In any case, it's always wise to find out
what the rules are before you go, and don't rely on anyone else's
experience that's more than a few months old -- the rules keep changing,
especially if there's a change of government.
jean_weber -at- compuserve -dot- com