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1. Posted by pauly1515 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hi there, if anyone could help with some of these issues I'd be very appreciative!

First thing.

WORKING HOLIDAY VISAS

1. Obviously they only apply for the country you're working in and for the rest of Europe your 90 days limited schengen tourist rules apply?

2. Once the year is over is there any way to renew it? Sponsorship? rural work? (My main interest is France)

3. (AUSTRALIANS: Does anyone know if you can have "back to back" Working holiday Visas- for example could I get one for France 2009, Spain 2010, Italy 2011 AND DO I HAVE TO COME BACK/BE IN AUSTRALIA TO ORGANISE THE WORKING HOLIDAY VISAS?)

LONG STAY VISAS/WORK PERMITS

Ok.. First: I have a Bachelors Degree in Arts (Humanities). I work as a teacher of English and have done so world wide but do not have a TEFL Certificate of any kind, just references. Will I be able to get a long stay visa/professional work permit for France? If I do, how long would it take to gain French Citizenship?

LONG SCHENGEN TOURIST VISAS (1 YEAR)

Has anyone tried just getting one of these and working with it? I know from experience it's easy to find work in places like Prague and Budapest without a WP, but what about in places like Paris?

ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP:

I am Australian, born here. My Father emigrated in the 60's and, by the time I was born he had been here 20 years, taken Aussie citizenship and renounced Italian. Therefore I have no right to Italian citizenship. However, if my Father (or any ex-citizen) lives in Italy for one year he regains it. BUT WHAT ABOUT ME? I have heard rumours that if i live in Italy for 3 years I will get it back. Can anyone help or suggest a shortcut.

Also- on this issue. Do I have to prove i've been living in Italy for the 3 years? How? Could I hypothetically arrive in Italy, give my relatives address, register at the police station, piss off to France or wherever else I wanted, come back at the end of the time, demand my citizenship despite not having been there.

Basically, what i'm interested in knowing is any short cuts to living and working in Europe with the least hassle possible.

Thank you so in advance.
Paul

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 7y

I can only answer a couple of the questions.

Quoting pauly1515

1. Obviously they only apply for the country you're working in and for the rest of Europe your 90 days limited schengen tourist rules apply?

Correct. You asked about WHV, but it applies to most visas you get from a single country.

Quoting pauly1515

LONG SCHENGEN TOURIST VISAS (1 YEAR)

Has anyone tried just getting one of these and working with it? I know from experience it's easy to find work in places like Prague and Budapest without a WP, but what about in places like Paris?

As far as I know, there is no such thing. You can get a visa for an individual country within the Schengen zone that is longer than 3 months, but you as restricted to your 90 days of every 180 as an Aussie.

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

3. (AUSTRALIANS: Does anyone know if you can have "back to back" Working holiday Visas- for example could I get one for France 2009, Spain 2010, Italy 2011 AND DO I HAVE TO COME BACK/BE IN AUSTRALIA TO ORGANISE THE WORKING HOLIDAY VISAS?)

I know Back-to-Back-WHV's can be done, but it usually depends upon the next country that you are applying to. There have been instances where people applied for a Dutch WHV at various embassies throughout Europe and got it, similar is apparently true for a German WHV. Also some people faked their return to Australia, they fed-exed their passports to Oz, had a relative apply for them, got the visa and got their passports fed-exed back to Europe.

but do not have a TEFL Certificate of any kind

Get one. If you want to have a decent chance of teaching English long-term, TEFL is a requirement. References are great in third-world countries, but in European public schools degrees count.

Do I have to prove i've been living in Italy for the 3 years? How? Could I hypothetically arrive in Italy, give my relatives address, register at the police station, piss off to France or wherever else I wanted, come back at the end of the time, demand my citizenship despite not having been there.

Residency in Italy means holding an Italian residency permit. That excludes a WHV to France, since you cannot hold Italian residency and a WHV to France at the same time. The Italian authorities will put stickers in your passport to prove that you are allowed to live in Italy, you have to renew the residency permit everytime.

See www.esteri.it on getting a residency permit.

Basically, what i'm interested in knowing is any short cuts to living and working in Europe with the least hassle possible.

The easiest way to immigration to Europe is usually to graduate from a European university. Look into doing masters in your field in France or Italy.