Each and every country has a different visa requirement that differs for nationals of different countries. Before travelling to a country, ensure that you know the requirements on whether you need to obtain a visa or not. These requirements can be found on the website of the country’s embassy or immigration authority website.
Types of visa
Whether you have decided to relocate to a country, conduct business operations, seek employment, stay for an extended period of time, or even to stay with your family members who are living in that particular country, you have to obtain the appropriate visa for a long-term stay, instead of arriving with just a tourist visa. Companies like Alliance International Migration Services offer their service to help you obtain the relevant visas, such as the: Business Visa, Employer Sponsored Visa, Working Holiday Visa, Partner Visa, Family Visa, etc.
What happens if you do not have the right visa?
If you do not have the appropriate visa, you may be disallowed entry and in some cases, banned and deported. For example, if you are thinking of seeking employment while holidaying in Australia, obtaining a Working Holiday Visa is paramount as your potential employers would need to verify it before employing you. Some employers may take the risk of hiring you, but in the unfortunate event of you being apprehended by the local authorities while working without an appropriate visa, it would spell trouble for your employer and yourself.
Getting a visa
Obtaining the appropriate visa can be a tricky process for first timers. It may seem that you have read and understood everything, submitted the relevant documents, but your application is still rejected. This could be due to a number of factors: missing information and documents, incoherent details, submission of the wrong documents, etc. This can be a tricky factor if you are pressed for time, as it would cause delays in your travel plans.
Engaging a consultant to assist you
Apart from the time wasted deciphering the jargon found in most of the requirements to apply for a visa, consider the factor when submitting your documents. If the document in question is in a foreign language, you would have to run down to the translator to get it translated, head to the embassy to get it approved, and then submit it to the immigration authority for the visa application. A consultant will be with you every step of the way, minimising the time wasted on the visa processing time by utilising their expertise and knowledge within the industry.
While there are genuine visa agencies out there, there are many black sheep who are out for a quick buck. They prey on the ignorance and greed of people by promising a faster visa processing time while charging a rate that is too good to be true. They may also offer work opportunities that offer a salary that is way above the market rate, just to entice you into paying for the visa. Do your appropriate research and stay clear if the deal is just too good to be true. After all, the consultant’s effort is always priced at a premium, due to their years of experience and reputation.