First Things First: Get Your Passport!
Plan ahead and obtain your passport now if you don’t already have one.
One of the smartest things you can do — even if you end up not working abroad immediately — is to obtain your passport as soon as you can if you do not have one yet.
A passport is an internationally recognized travel document issued by the U.S. Department of State that verifies your identity and nationality. A valid passport is needed to enter and leave most foreign countries.
The application time continues to take longer and currently takes at least 6 to 8 weeks to get one — and you cannot apply for a visa (permission to enter and work in a foreign country) until you have it.
Lost? Go to the Map of the Working Abroad Tutorial.
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