What happens to your Work Visa if you leave your Job?
Visa and the vital job
Are you quitting your job or say lame job in another country for some or the valid reasons? If yes, then you must be ware of the FAQ and issues pertaining to your work visa. Your work visa is primarily your work permit in the country and it also entails you to reside there. But your stay depends on the work permit, so if in any case you leave the job your work permit got canceled within few specified day, say 30 days unless a new employer sponsors it. Here are few suggestions you might ponder while serving the grace period of your canceled working visa:
• You can find a new employer for yourself who can sponsor you or give you a new job. Do it only if you wish to continue your stay in the foreign country. The new sponsor should be an employer registered by the government of the host country. The employer should also file a new nomination for your employment in the company. It is extremely essential to get the nomination approved before beginning work for the new employee. However, you do not need to file new visa application unless you wish to extend the duration of your working visa.
• In case you are no longer interested in working in the foreign country anymore, you can try to transform your working visa in any other kind of visa, applicable to you. For example, you can apply for student visa, if willing to study in that country or can go for tourist visa if want to spend vacation before leaving that country.
• Last but not the least, you leave the country within 30 days of the visa cancellation or before the visa expires (whichever comes first).
However, there are chances that your employer does not do any legal or paper work for the cancellation of your work permit; but in that case you might be in trouble if authorities come to know about it. Any stay after the visa of the host country cancels is considered illegal and the visa holder is entitles to legal actions or most probably a huge fine with imprisonment. So, in case you opt out for the job in foreign country, straightforwardly inform this to the foreign department of your home country and speak to the involved officer for better assistance.