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Work Permits - Backpack Traveller

Work Permits


This is a guide to the permits you require if you wish to work as you travel around.

Afghanistan
No work vias at present

Algeria
Only possible if with a company with govt. contract

Andorra
Annual allocation of permits, that must be applied for personally, after you have a job.

Antigua & Barbuda
Permits required. Only work if you can perform a job the locals can't. Arrange permit in advance.

Argentina
Need a work permit.

Australia
Work permits required for all work, but not given for part time work.

Bahamas
Need a work permit. But you can't be employed if a qualified local up for the same job. Rigidly Enforced.

Bahrain
Employer must get permit in Bahrain, send it to the employee to be stamped by the embassy in their country.

Bangladesh
Can work for 3 months without a permit.

Barbados
Must have sponsorship from local employer.

Belgium
The Belgium Employer must apply for the permit.

Belize
Work permit required.

Benin
Need to have a contract with a company of the Benin Government.

Bermuda
Must have job and permit before entering.

Bhutan
Can work by government invitation only.

Bolivia
Only residents of Bolvia can be employed.

Botswana
Need work permit. No rigid restrictions and work usually available.

Brazil
Permits only issued on presentation of a work contract, certified by the Brazilian Ministry of labour.

British Virgin Islands
Work permit required.

Brunei
Work permit required.

Bulgaria
Not possible to get work permit.

Cameroon
Need a permit, obtain in Cameroon.

Canada
Work permit required. Can't get if a qualified resident can do the job.

Cayman Islands
Work permit required. Can't get if a qualified resident can do the job.

Chile
Must have contract with local company before applying.

China
No work unless a teacher or technician working under contract.

Columbia
Work Permit required. Only granted for work no national can do.

Costa Rica
Need a signed contract with employee and residence status.

Cuba
It is not possible to work here.

Cyprus
Permit required. Can be prosecuted and deported for not having one.

Denmark
EC nationals don't need permits. Other do but none are being issued at present.

Djibouti
Not much work available

Dominica
Need work permit obtained from country of origin.

Dominica Republic
Work permit required.

Eastern Caribbean
Work permit only offered if local can't do job.

Ecuador
Work permit only offered if bought in by local company as a local can't do job.

El Salvador
Work permit obtainable for technical of specialized work. Employer must apply.

Ethiopia
Employer must apply. Casual work forbidden.

Falkland Islands
Employers must apply for work permits.

Fiji
Need a permit before entering Fiji. Rarely given.

Finland
Permit required

France
EC nationals don't require permits. Others do.

Gabon
Permit required

Gambia, The
Permit required

Germany
EC nationals don't require permits. Others do.

Ghana
Permit required

Gibralter
Ever one reuires work permits except British nationals

Greece
Need a permit issued by the Greek Ministry of Labour.

Grenada
Permit required.

Guadeloupe
EC nationals don't require permits. Others do.

Guyana
Permit required.

Ivory Coast
Can't work unless sent by private company who can arrange a permit.




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