Want to work in Europe? Here are the top 5 easiest EU countries to get a work visa
Posted on December 23, 2022
Highlights: Get a work visa easily in these top 5 EU countries
- Germany, Ireland, Denmark, Finland and Portugal eased work policies
- Germany launched an Opportunity Card for skilled workers
- Denmark needs foreign workers in all sectors
- Ireland work visa has easy requirements
- Portugal offers Job Seeker Visas
- Finland launched a 14-day fast track to invite highly-skilled workers
Top 5 EU Countries: Get a work visa easily
Countries in the European Union are facing the challenge of shortage of workers. They are keen to invite foreign workers to fill these vacancies. Here is the description of 5 EU countries for which a work visa can be obtained easily.
A new ‘Opportunity Card’ has been launched by Germany to invite more skilled workers. Germany uses a points system to invite candidates to look for a job in the country.
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Applicants need be:
- Aged under 35 years
- Have language proficiency
- 3 years of experience on their CV
- Proof of funds to prove that applicants have enough funds to live in Germany before getting a job
Denmark needs skilled workers in all kinds of industries and it is looking for highly-skilled professionals from other countries. The requirement is needed in the fields of science, engineering, healthcare, teaching, IT and software, and many other industries.
Denmark introduced two lists on July 1, 2022, and will be effective till December 31, 2022. These lists are:
- Positive List for People with a Higher Education
- Positive List for Skilled Work
Denmark’s Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) published these lists. Candidates can apply for a Danish work permit and residence visa if they get a job in any of the industries. The validity of the residence permit will be valid till the tenure of employment. Currently, there are 71,400 job vacancies available in the country in private sector. The highest number of jobs is available in Copenhagen.
It is very easy to get a work visa in Ireland. The country offers short-term and long-term visas. It is necessary to have a job before applying for a work visa in Ireland. The two main work visas of the country include:
- Critical Skills Employment Permit
- General Employment Permit
The Critical Skills Employment Permit covers those professions that are able to provide growth to Ireland economy. The General Employment Permit covers all kinds of occupations. Candidates can apply for permanent residency after getting any of these permits.
Ireland also offers working holiday visa to the citizens of the following countries:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- The US
Candidates having the age between 18 and 30 or 35 years can apply for a working holiday visa. The validity of this visa is 12 months but for Canadian citizens, it is 24 months.
Portugal has launched a short-term visa recently for those workers who want to work for one season only. Portuguese Work Visa allows the candidates to work for nine months. Candidates can also work for more than one company in that period if they want to have a seasonal job.
It takes a long time for the processing of the long-term work visa. Candidates having this visa can stay and work in Portugal for two years. Candidates can apply for permanent residency if they stay in the country for five years.
Finland recently launched a 14-day fast-track process to invite highly-skilled professionals to work in the country. Applicants are also allowed to bring their families. The Finnish government called such people as specialists and start-up entrepreneurs. Non-EU workers have to apply for a residence permit after residing in Finland for 90 days.
Spain and Italy are also in the process of providing more job opportunities for non-EU workers.
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