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Different Ways To Move Abroad

EVER DREAMED OF MOVING ABROAD? THIS POST CONTAINS DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN MOVE ABROAD LEGALLY.

Moving abroad brings a fresh outlook to life, it gives you the perfect opportunity to start a new career, a new lifestyle and make new friends. It brings about a real shift that can put your life on a whole new path. For me, moving abroad is one of the best decisions I ever made and I believe everyone should try it at least once in their life. The process of moving abroad comes with a lot of ups and downs.

We have watched so many movies including Netflix’s Emily In Paris that romanticized how easy it is to move abroad. This is far from the truth for a lot of people. Depending on where you are from in the world, moving abroad can almost be a luxury when you hold a passport that has lots of limitations. People who hold such passports face so many hurdles such as travel restriction, expensive visa fee, low acceptance rate and possibly visa denial.

Different ways to move abroad

So how do such people move abroad? I have listed the different ways to move abroad legally regardless of the colour of your passport. For each of the itemized ways to move abroad, be sure to investigate the country you are considering and assess what your moving abroad goal is – whether short term or long term. Here are the different ways to move abroad:

1)  STUDENT ROUTE 

This is the most common way people move abroad. This way you transition from being a student to being on a work visa/ permit then a permanent resident holder and eventually a citizen. It is usually expensive but it is one of the most guaranteed ways to legally move abroad. Ile-iwe Education services shared lots of tips on preparing to study abroad, find here.

2)  SKILLED & QUALIFIED WORKER 

Your education and work experience qualify you to apply for various immigration programs. Canada is popularly known for the following skilled worker immigration programs :

  • Federal Skilled Worker – Express Entry
  • Provincial Nomination Program 

If you are particularly interested in the different ways to move to Canada, Tobi Adekeye has compiled a list you can find here.

Other countries in Europe & the Middle East have such programs available as well. 

3)  WORKING IN A MULTINATIONAL COMPANY

Working in a multinational company means you can be transferred abroad to work with another branch of the company. Here the company takes care of the moving cost.

4) VISA SPONSORSHIP JOBS (VSJ)

Apply for a job abroad that will sponsor your work visa. This isn’t as simple as it sounds because international jobs are very competitive and most of the companies who have such available never disclose it as a VSJ on their job ads. Also, remember 80% of jobs are not advertised so you have to be actively looking for visa sponsored jobs to find them. 

You can find jobs online for various countries through LinkedIn, Indeed & Monster.

5) TEACH ENGLISH ABROAD

 There are lots of countries that pay people to teach English abroad, especially in Asia. ESL Cafe is a good place to start if you are looking to teach English abroad.

6) SPOUSAL VISA

 If you are married to someone who lives abroad and you can apply for a spousal visa to move abroad. You can find a detailed video for the UK Spousal Visa here.

It is important that however you decide to move abroad make sure you take the legal route.

Comments:

  • Choko_li

    November 28, 2020

    Moving abroad can definitely be life changing! I find that if your parents where able to travel abroad very early in their life’s, and became permanent residents or citizens of another country, this makes it easy when you’re born as you’ll most likely not have to go through the hurdles can be associated with moving abroad. Thanks for your research and sharing these ways.

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