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post #5 of Old 03-12-2019
john61ct
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Re: US citizen working on foreign-flagged vessels #2

The commercial maritime industry tends to be very cost conscious, and often IMO abusive to employees, so I imagine being hired internationally in that industry as an American would be an uphill battle.

There are specialist positions very hard to fill, where companies are willing to invest the time and energy to "sponsor" the employee, pay for the lawyers etc required.

When they say Schengen "visa", they likely mean they are only hiring those qualified to **work** in the EU, with all the pre-requisite paperwork in hand at the time you apply for the job.

Even if you do invest the many months and thousands of dollars required to get authoritative legal advice documented, that will not change their mind about what their requirements are.
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