GETTING A WORK VISA
You do not need a working visa to join one of our ski instructor courses.
However, if you are planning to work outside your country of citizenship then you will often need a working visa.
So this is a summary of how it works and how to apply, if you need to.
This information is a summary – and we are not experts but we have a lot of experience.
A lot of this information is specific to British, Irish and EU citizens, as non-EU citizens can cover a huge range of variations in the rules.
But we have tried to give everyone as much information as we can. So always check with the embassy about what is required – especially if you hold a non-EU passport like American or Australian.
There can be specific requirements – like booking appointments – and factors you need to consider – like the time it can take to get your Visa back.
But as always if you have questions please just get in touch.
You’ll find the following information on this page:
1 JAPANESE VISAS
2 CANADIAN VISAS
3 SWISS VISAS & PERMITS
4 EUROPEAN VISAS
The Working Holiday visa is first and foremost a Holiday visa. It is not intended to be a full-blown work visa.
Canadian working visas are available via a couple of different routes – either the International Experience Canada VISA (IEC) or Young Professionals VISA.
In Switzerland EU citizens are required to apply for a work permit and there are, essentially, two types.
NON-EU CITIZENS (INCLUDING UK CITIZENS):
If you are not from the EU then things are little more complex, so if you are able to apply for an EU passport through an ancestor it can make life a lot easier when looking for work.
THE REST OF EUROPE:
If you are an EU citizen you can work in Europe but ski instructor jobs are subject to the local qualification rules.
For example you cannot normally work in France without the BASI Level 4.
We will be adding further information here soon, as the differences in employment between the European countries can be quite extensive.
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