The Spanish work visa is issued to foreign citizens who intend to work as employees in Spain. You must have secured employment in Spain before starting the process of getting a work visa. After you have secured a job, your employer must request a work permit on your behalf that will permit you to work legally in Spain. The permit will only be granted if the job is listed as a Shortage Occupation or if the vacancy has been advertised and there are no suitable candidates from Spain or the EU to take the job. Once you have been authorized to work in Spain, you will be issued a work permit. Only then can you begin your work visa application. You should note that you cannot apply for your own work visa in Spain as the Spanish immigration law dictates that employers must submit the application on your behalf. It is thus important that you contact your employer early to get the process started. However, you need to provide your employer with all the relevant documents needed to apply on your behalf. The following documents are needed to process your work visa: Your original passport with a minimum of six months validity. A duly completed and signed visa application form. Two passport-size photographs taken with a white background. A police report showing no criminal record obtained within the latest 90 days. Original copy of a medical certificate issued by a medical institution and signed by a doctor verifying that you are free from any contagious diseases and that you are free of any drug addictions and mental illnesses. Processing your work permit can take up to eight months so you are advised to start your application well in time. A work permit is valid for one year but it can be renewed as long as you still fulfil the requirements under which it was first issued.
Equatorial Guineans who intend to take up paid employment in South Africa can apply for the South African work visa. The South African work visa is a Temporary Residence visa that allows its holder to stay in the country for more than 90 days. Applicants should note that the work visa is only issued to foreign nationals where South African citizens with the relevant skills are not available for appointment. Also, you must have received an employment offer from a South African employer as you will be required to present a copy of your employment contract, signed by both you and your employer. To apply for the South African visa, applicants are required to provide a certificate from the Department of Labour granting them permission to work as employees in South Africa. You should contact your employer for details on how to obtain this. Your Equatorial Guinea passport must have at least 30 days validity beyond the expiry of your visa. You are required to submit your medical and radiology reports for your visa application to be processed. You are required to present a police clearance certificate with your visa application. If you have a pending police case, it might delay the processing of your visa application. You are required to provide proof of financial means for the entire duration of your stay in South Africa. This should be in the form of your latest bank account statements, cash, or traveller's cheque. A signed undertaking written by your employer accepting responsibility for the costs related to your deportation and that of your dependent family members, should it become necessary must be submitted. You are also required to submit copies of your educational qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority and translated by a sworn translator into one of the official languages of the Republic of South Africa. Proof of your employer's legitimacy such as business address and proof of registration with the Registrar of Companies must be submitted by the applicant. If your spouse and/or children will be travelling with you, you are required to submit all required documents on their behalf.
The Macedonian work visa is a long-stay visa (Visa D) that is issued to foreign nationals who want to travel to Macedonia for employment or self-employment. The long-stay visa is valid for 6 months but allows a maximum stay of 30 days. This means that you can use this visa to enter Macedonia once within 6 months from the day it was issued but cannot stay in the country for more than 30 days. You are required to report to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within 5 days of your entry into Macedonia where you will be issued a temporary residence permit within 25 days from the day you report (that is, before your visa expires). To apply for the long-stay visa, you must accurately complete and sign the visa application form and submit it with a colour passport photo taken with a white background. To apply for a temporary residence permit, your application should be submitted to the Macedonian mission in the nearest country. The following documents are required with your application for a temporary residence permit: proof of sufficient funds to cater to your financial needs while in Macedonia. Evidence of accommodation or means to secure accommodation in Macedonia. A travel medical insurance covering the entire duration of your stay in Macedonia is required. Evidence that you satisfy the condition to be eligible for a temporary residence permit, such as a work permit, letter of admission (for students), proof of language skills, contract for scientific research or any such supporting document. You should note that the application for the temporary residence permit should be made before travelling to Macedonia although the permit will be issued when you get to the country.
Equatorial Guineans who intend to travel to Germany to work as skilled employees for a period longer than 3 months must apply for a German national visa. This is a long-stay visa. Two (2) visa application forms (category D) must be filled by the applicant. 2 passport photos (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) should also be submitted. The photos must be taken with a light background and must clearly show the applicant’s face. You are required to have a valid passport or other valid travel documents, and make a photocopy of the passport’s first page. Your valid travel document must be valid for at least 3 months beyond your stay in Germany. Your original Equatorial Guinean ID card along with two photocopies should be submitted. The original copy of your work contract with your German employer along with two clear copies should be submitted. The contract should state the following: the exact identification of the contracting parties, place of work, salary, work conditions, working hours, a timeframe of the contract, specific duties, and job description You are required to present a document showing consent of the German Federal Employment Agency. You should also show proof of submission to the commercial register of the company/ organisation you will be working for. The original and 2 copies of your Ethiopian school leaving certificate, proof of previous academic studies or professional training must also be submitted. You must also submit proof of previous work experience. Your original curriculum vitae along with 2 copies should be submitted. If you are married and/or have children, you should submit an original and 2 copies of your marriage certificate and/or your child(ren)’s birth certificate(s). Each applicant for a work visa must have health insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 for the entire Schengen Area. Proof of payment of the visa fee (€75) is required.