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Brenda



Joined: 13 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2003 6:21 pm    Post subject: EU passports / working legally Reply with quote

Hello all,

I have recently worked for a year in Mexico as an ESL teacher, but Spain intrigues me. The only problem is that I know nothing about EU Passports or anything related to working legally there.

Can anyone help me? I'm looking for a general understanding of the process before contacting any embassies...

Thanks!

Brenda
dionnebrenda@yahoo.com
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Deborah



Joined: 14 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2003 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brenda: you might wish to read the current thread under "Spain" as there's a pretty comprehensive answer to your question from Harry Swindells. However, the most direct route may be for you to check out the Spanish Embassy website (Washington, DC). The site should have information about any available routes for US citizens to gain work permits for Spain.
The EU hurdle is usually difficult to impossible to overcome. I'm speaking as someone who's been directly impacted.
Good luck!
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Brenda



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2003 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Deborah!

Thanks for your reply. I had a hunch it was going to be nearly impossible but I wanted to hear someone else's point of view since I've never set foot as of yet on European soil.

Thanks!
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SWF



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2003 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it pretty much impossible to teach anywhere in Europe without a European passport?

Even with a lot of teaching experience and a Grad certificate in the area?
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Deborah



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2003 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are really different rules in each member country of the European Union. For example, I know that Belgium had an agreement with the US at one time that would cover English teachers - it was difficult to achieve a work permit, but not impossible. Germany has some agreements as well. But here in the Netherlands, I actually had a University that went to court at Den Hague on my behalf and was turned down flat. The best advice is really to check Embassy websites to see what the possiblilites are for your target country. But it's true that the laws were developed to mirror US employment law - it's also difficult to impossible for EU nationals to work in the US.
It's not really an issue of qualifications in most cases.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2003 11:28 am    Post subject: Working in Europe Reply with quote

If you are from the US, qualified and would like to tecah in Europe check out the programs through Fulbright.

We like you, honest !
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