I have 2 questions for the board:
- A little birdie just whispered in my ear that there is a new degree verification process coming into effect. Apparently, ALL degrees, for ALL work permit applications will now have to be verified in the country where you studied. Can anybody confirm or deny this?
A friend of mine has a degree of, shall we say, questionable origin. There are some dark alleyways on the www where such things may be purchased apparently. Although the university he supposedly studied at is listed on the actual degree as being in the UK, some superlative sleuthing work by yours truly has found that this address, while being there, is not really a university. The degree was however legally issued by the university of the Seychelles. Is his degree going to stand up to the scrutiny of the new procedures, or should he be at the Japanese Trade Office making enquiries?
- From various other posts and threads, it is possible to work without a work permit if you are married to a local. Does anybody know what the law says about being here, married to a foreigner who has a valid work permit/ARC. I am assuming that you would also need a work permit in your own right to work legally.
Thanks in advance.