Chandigarh, April 17, 2018: In the days preceding, the onset of the age of information, living in a foreign country was considered to be a luxury, an accomplishment of a milestone in life. It has been a consistent trend, to want to live and work in another country. In poetic terms, it is the proverbial fledgeling taking the leap of faith, out of the nest. The amount of people flocking to foreign countries is due to the availability of better work opportunities and a higher standard of living. This is especially true for migration from developing countries to developed countries in North America, Europe and Australia.
The dynamics of visa sanctions have changed, from its predeceasing practices. There are various avenues in the visa categories that one can pick and select from, basis their situation and convenience. Visas differ on the grounds of age, purpose, investment (if any), educational and work status etc. Some countries offer categories in a visa type; this is true in competitively advanced countries like the United States.
Presently, a person either moves to another country on a work permit or applies for the permanent residential visa, in the majority of the cases. This is a prevalent practice due to the inexpensive process of obtaining a work permit, as compared to a Permanent Residency Visa, in countries like the United States, Canada and Australia.
A Work Permit is a legal document, signed on behalf of personnel by a work sponsor that allows a foreigner to obtain a job in a country and work here legally.
A Permanent Residency Visa is the status of permanent residence, and thereby related benefits, given to a person and his accompanying dependent family, hailing from a foreign country by the immigration department of the country sanctioning the visa.
The temporary work permit has different names in various countries offering work on speciality occupation basis, which is same for permanent resident status too. However, the baseline on which the conditions and clauses of the visa are established, largely remain the same.