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Old 05-19-2008, 06:41 AM
 
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Any feed back on the easiest countries to obtain work papers? I speak Spanish and my wife is Colombian so that comes to mind first, second is Panama. I would much prefer Spain (Barcelona in particular) or Italy, however the idea of getting through the process of work permission in European Union Countries seems prohibitive. Just how difficult is it or can it be? If you did accomplish it where did you begin your quest? Will or can a US Embassy help? Should I assume you can obtain permission while still residing in US?
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: European Union
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If you did accomplish it where did you begin your quest? Will or can a US Embassy help? Should I assume you can obtain permission while still residing in US?
I'd start at the spanish immigration office...

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Old 05-19-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: MN
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Will or can a US Embassy help?
U.S. Embassies are for U.S. related paperwork and issues, not to help you with foreign visas. Contact an Embassy of the country you are trying to work in.
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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The US embassy will never help with this type of situation. I am assuming you are a US passport holder??? My advice, living many years overseas and various countries, is work with your wife's passport. She is Colombian and that will either help her (trying to "leave" Colombia) or that will be a huge deterant, to many. She will have a better shot at Spain than you do if they do not have the quota filled. Panama may be difficult for her - I lived there. Panamanians see too many Colombians and it will be hard for her to become legal, not impossible, but very difficult. What are looking to do?? Bogota is very nice and is way safer these days. It has a European flair, lots of culture, nice climate, etc. Far more nicer and more sophisticated than Panama. Better pay as well if you are a professional or entrepenuer - way larger client base.
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Gilbert
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This question is much too generalized for an answer. It depends on your citizenship and your profession. Europe is pretty easy for American citizens in academic professions. So is Mexico. But the picture looks completely different if you happen to be a bus driver. And so on.
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:14 PM
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Location: Toronto
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If you're Jewish, Israel, of course. You have a right to live and work there.
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