When should I apply for my visa?
You should apply for a visa as soon as possible, ideally when you’ve confirmed your decision to move. This is because the application and approval process for visas will take a while. The exact duration will vary from country to country, but it would generally take more than 4 weeks. If you choose to apply only once you’ve entered a country, it’ll be very difficult to obtain a long-stay visa or a work permit. Additionally, you may have to leave then re-enter the country in order for the visa to be approved.