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If I were an Expat (5/10): The importance of Visas

The need for a  visa ( short for the Latin " carta visa")  is a formal barrier that hinders the international mobility of job seekers. It is not the only hurdle we find when we move abroad in search of a professional opportunity, as we also have language, academic validations, social security coverage and cultural barriers. For EU member citizens, our job market has expanded extraordinarily in recent years; currently our labor market is the European Union . Free movement of workers is a fundamental principle of the European Union Treaty that entitles EU citizens  to: look for a job in another EU country     work there without needing a work permit reside there for that purpose stay there even after employment has finished enjoy equal treatment with nationals in access to employment, working conditions and all other social and tax advantages EU nationals may also have certain types of health & social security coverage transferred to the country in whi