unemployed person visa

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1. Posted by dannyh91 (Budding Member 12 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I've just started planning a trip across asia and started filling in visa applications. I was just curious if employment status makes any difference to visa applications? I quit my job about a week ago in preparation for leaving and so i'm now unemployed, do officials care about this? will I have to prove I have sufficient funds? the visa applications i'm looking at right now are russia and china but i'm also curious about countires in the rest of the world?


2. Posted by Kristie79 (Full Member 225 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Danny

It shouldn't really effect you at all.
My boyfriend quit his job 4 weeks ago and then applied for a working visa for Austrailia. It came through in about 5 days with no problems at all!
They do ask you for your employment status but don't be put off by saying your unemployed.
If your travelling in Thailand you can get your visa on arrival. This will cover you for 30 days initially. Then you can either cross the border and come back in and get it stamped for a further 30 days or apply for an extension.

Hope this helps a bit.

Happy Travels


3. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

always have a story to tell - having large bank statements helps.

You can pretend you are self-employed.

4. Posted by Sunniebgi (Full Member 67 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Most countries will say that you need to be able to so sufficent funds to be able to enter their country. This is so you will not end up running out of money while there, and trying to work "under the table"

and yes having a large bank account helps. and being self employed