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The company I currently work for, promised me a visa sponsorship and asked me to work from my home country as an individual contractor until the visa arrives. While I appreciate the flexibility and there has been no issues as such with the salary or anything in general, I am just conscious that it has been over 5 months already and there is absolutely no sign of the work permit till date. While I understand these things take time, 5 months seem to be a bit too much. Continued in comments…

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My friend waited for almost 6 months to her work permit here in Ireland. But she had a system to look at, which proved that the process was moving forward and that the documents were submitted for processing. She didn't take the option of working from home country because she was worried she might get stuck there. But a similar situation. I would recommend asking about the progress and some proof that the documents were submitted.

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Yes my friend recieved her general work permit last month. Her application was submitted in November I believe. Try to get the application number. You should be able to track the progress. Hang in there. It should be fairly quick. I expect it to be within the next two months. As they are increasing staff in the visa department.

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If it’s legit, they would have assigned an immigration lawyer to your case, and there would be frequent correspondence between the two of you. Are you currently working on a W8-BEN?

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Do you think they are wasting my time?

Remember that we are still coming out of COVID in many countries, and so there is a backlog of visa applications. In addition to that, there is fear from the politicians because they're quite aware that human migration is a primary cause of pandemics.

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