14 May 2014 by Anna Staford
Living abroad to experience life in a different culture or work in a new country may be your dream but there’s more to either than meets the eye, albeit it is not as difficult as you might think it would be.
Technology has made it easier for more individuals nowadays to find jobs overseas, apply for them, and benefit from opportunities in other countries. The steps to applying for work abroad have been easier to comply with today.
Assuming that you have complied with the basic guidelines above, you will then have to find out the particular requirements that the country you have chosen to work in will ask from you. You will have to call the embassy of your chosen country and ask their information officers for these requirements such as a visa, working permit, immunisations, working abroad travel insurance, medical certificates, and other relevant documents that the embassy specifies.
Other requirements may include work clearances from your previous employers, academic diplomas, and certifications for eligibility in your line of work such as a professional license. If you are able to comply with all of the requirements as per the embassy’s instructions and are approved for a job application, you should be prepared to take out a working abroad travel insurance policy to guarantee your cover for security and safety while employed at a company or organisation overseas, coordinate with your bank regarding remittances of your salary from your employer, and settle any loose ends that may need attention while you are abroad.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we’ve temporarily suspended selling New Single Trip policies which we hope will change very soon. You can still buy our cost effective ‘Annual Multi Trip’ cover, or an ‘ALREADY TRAVELLING’ policy if you’re currently away. Alternatively, for a Single Trip Policy, you can visit our travel insurance partners, for a quotation. Click here for transfer to their website.
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