Legal Obstacles to Working in a Foreign Country
There’s typically much more governmental “red tape” that you’ll have to deal with in working in a foreign country.
Some foreign governments have always been wary of foreign workers, but the sad state of the world today sometimes makes it even harder for a person to find work in a foreign country.
You’ll, of course, need a passport. More than that, though you may need to obtain a work visa — and in some cases, have a company lined up to sponsor you. The best source of information for the legal requirements of foreign workers is to contact the embassy or consulate of the country in which you seek to work or intern.
Because of some of these legal aspects, a number of organizations (discussed later in the tutorial) handle just about all aspects of finding an internship for you — they secure the work permit and the internship, sometimes even arranging your travel for you. The catch? You’ll have to pay a program fee while also being limited to the internships they offer.
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