Work In Europe

We constantly get asked the same question: “How do you get a visa/work permit for Europe?”

Let’s clear one misconception first. A visa is not a work permit. If you are from outside the EU you might need a visa in order to enter a European country to visit it for a business meeting, holiday, family visit, etc. This does not mean you can work and live in the country you want to go to.

If you are from outside the EU and want to work in a EU country, you will most likely need a work permit as well as a visa.


How do you get EU Work Visa

You can’t is the simple answer. If, and only if, you fall into certain categories defined by the country you want to work in, the company recruiting you can request a work permit. You generally can not apply for a work permit yourself.

Companies will have to prove to their respective governments that they can not find anyone within the European Union who fulfils the requirements for the job. Only when the government agrees they might issue a work permit.

Given that in some EU countries the unemployment levels are above 50%, it seems unlikely companies could not find anyone in the EU to fill the job. This are true for 100% of all jobs advertised, there are still some highly specialised jobs for which EU governments will hand out work permits.

In order to find out if you qualify, visit the work permit section of the official government site of the country you want to work in. Don’t use any of the consultancy services that claim they can get you into the EU, as long as you pay. These tend to only charge you and won’t get you anywhere.

complete solutions and support for your immigration needs

  • Consultations regarding immigration law;
  • Assistance in obtaining residence permits/ Citizenship;
  • Assistance in preparation of documents required during the residence permit application process;
  • General legal assistance;
  • Organizational support during early stages (assistance with short term visa invitations for your first visit, help with hotel reservations, etc.);
  • Personal presence and assistance of a lawyer when filing the documents;
  • Representation of the client by authorized lawyers when dealing with state and local government institutions;
  • Assistance with your real estate search wherever applicable;
  • Consultations regarding the real estate market, real estate market research;
  • Real estate due diligence;
  • Full assistance, support and legal advice of authorized lawyers / facilitators during your real estate purchase;
  • Preparation/negotiation of the terms and conditions of an escrow account;
  • Property management, assistance in choosing the best use for your real
    estate purchase;
  • Assistance with local banking (opening of private bank accounts);
  • Our partners/associates/facilitators in the destined countries can help our clients to overcome the language barrier;
  • Company formation, business startups in Destined countries as per the requirement of the chosen Program;
  • Other services and activities for the Client as required on an individual basis – tell us what you need and we will try to help!

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