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Question about migrating to Europe
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If I now obtain a working holiday visa for Europe, and work in a European country for any period of time within the validity period of the visa, does that mean I won’t be able to migrate to that particular country ever in my life time?

Because I came across a website telling me that european working visas for a country are only issued once in a lifetime. I would just like to know if that means there’s no way I’ll ever be able to migrate and live in that country in the future.

I want to live in Italy in the future. If I get a working visa for Italy now, and work there for 12 months and leave, will I ever be able to go back to Italy and apply for citizenship and jobs?


I am leaving from Warsaw, Poland and traveling for 37 days
Tallinn, Warsaw, Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Kristinehamn, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Brussels, London, Paris, Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Venice, Pisa, Rome, Naples, Athens
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I’d assume that the specific type of Visa you are obtaining is only given out once. I can’t see that they will ban you from obtaining any kind of Visa in the future.

What specific Visa are you getting and from where?

I am leaving from New York, NY and traveling for 64 days
Reykjavik, London, Lille, Berlin, Kraków, Lviv, Istanbul, Selçuk, Pamukkale, Kızkalesi, Göreme, Kars, Bat'umi, Akhalts'ikhe, Tbilisi, Telavi, Istanbul

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I was able to renew annually in Norway 3 times, for a total of 4 years (max). To be eligible for a visa again, I’d have to be a super-duper specialist in super-duper high demand, or wait 5 years. In Denmark, I renewed 2 times for a total of 3 years (max). They type of visa I was on allowed only 3 year max in DK. In The Netherlands, I would have had to renew annually for a max of 5? years. So… it all depends on the country and the specific visa you apply for, and that country’s rules. Since they can change from year to year, it’s best to get the most up to day info from the Italian consular services or embassy website in your home country.

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Each country is different, but it is harder and harder for people without highly specialized skills to get into EU countries. The UK was the latest country to clamp down on work, even for highly specialized jobs.