'Open' work visa is one that does not require an offer of employment at the application stage and allows employment for any employer. These types of work visas are only available to specific applicants, who meet one of the following categories:
If none of the above categories apply to you, you will need to obtain an offer of employment before applying for a work visa.
For more information on other categories of work, please refer to the Related Question "How can I get a work visa?"
This answer was last updated on 19 July, 2012.
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