When Rules Don’t Apply

“Expats” Working Abroad

Photocredit: Piqsels

I worked illegally in a formerly colonized country. The job description said the organization would take care of securing proper work permits for me. “Great,” I said to myself, “that’s settled.” When I arrived, I purchased a tourist visa. My organization said they could not apply for my residency permit until after I was in the country. Okay, first step — check. Several weeks later…