The last thing you’d want to worry about while traveling and working is your access to the destination— visas.
You might also want to check if your country of destination allows you a stipulated time frame of free access before you decide to head over the embassy for a visa application.
Depending on how powerful your passport is, the more countries you’re allowed to enter without a visa, the easier it is for you to navigate your way through as a nomad.
But being a nomad is not your only answer. There are few opportunities to tap on, so you can travel and work, minus the visa worries.
Becoming a digital nomad
This popular career path seemed to be catching on the millennials in the recent years, thanks to various successful digital nomads like Chris Guillebeau, Tim Ferriss, and Matthew Kepnes (better known as Nomadic Matt) to name a few.
Whether you’re a freelance designer, writer or even digital marketer, as long as your work is online and requires only a laptop and working internet, you can work remotely anywhere in the world.
Score a working holiday visa
Working holiday visa has been around for decades, but it wasn’t until the recent years. Many Malaysians are eyeing their prize spot on getting these visas as their one-way ticket to working abroad, and hopefully, earn themselves a Permanent Residency for permanent settlement if they’re lucky.
Times are getting tougher though with more restrictions on visa issuance and work permit limitations.
Australia, for instance, issues a yearly limit of only 100 Work and Holiday visas, while the New Zealand government is generous enough to offer 1,150 places each year.
Imagine having to compete in securing just ONE SPOT for yourself? If you’re feeling lucky, this sure is one good (and sure) way to getting you an unlimited entry access around your destined country for the whole year!
Offer your expertise in work exchanges
If you’re not keen in a stiff, neck-to-neck competition with other working holiday applicants, take an en route and participate in work exchanges instead.
Not to say there will be zero competition, just that it’s not that aggressive (and it doesn’t require you to wake up at 4 am just to end up in disappointment after discovering the website for visa application crashes due to massive traffic)
The work exchange process is fairly simple. Hopeful globetrotters can sign up for an annual membership of the specific organization (e.g. Workaway, World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOF), GoCambio) and these organizations will connect you to potential local hosts from around the world. Your accommodation and meals will be covered, in exchange for some hours of work per day.
Get in touch with a recruiter
When you’ve exhausted all other options and simply don’t want to compete for an application because it’s too much of a hassle and sleep sacrifices, how about turning around the tables and get the prospective employers to contending for you instead.
That’s how Tribehired plays the game. And they’re pretty good at it too.
They’ve built their strong presence in the recruitment industry and have gotten countless of talents (that’s what they called their candidates) hired with their dream jobs!
Spanning across 5 countries in the South-East Asia region, and more in their roadmap for their rapid expansion, Tribehired has also successfully helped their talents traverse Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
That means, you’ll get hired in those countries and your employers will get your visa issues sorted!