An overseas company wants to get me a visa to work in their country. Will they? This depends on a couple of things. If you have approached a licensed, legitimate agency in your country and processed passport and visa paperwork through the embassy of that country in yours, then yes, they can do that. If you have been approached by someone on the internet in an annonymous email by some "agent" using a free email server like Yahoo, Hotmail, etc, then no, you won't get a visa, but you will spend lots of your money trying to get one. The scammers who use this one love to pretend that they are hiring you to work in a hotel in Canada, the UK, or other Commonwealth countries in particular. The scammers will promise you a lot of money for a "job" at the hotel, complete with a lot of impressive looking documents, all of them fake. There will be a lot of paperwork for you to do. Sometimes the scammer may even send you a real actual government document form from the country you want to get a visa to, but the fees you pay will be going to the scammer, not the government agency that processes the form. And the government agency isn't going to get that form anyway. There will be fees that you would need to pay in order to process your paperwork with the other country but those fees will ALWAYS be paid directly to the government. They will never be paid to an agent of any kind. If you get such an email, you can always contact the nearest embasssy of the country you want to get a visa for in your country, or the nearest local consulate. Ask them if it's for real. They can tell you whether any such offer is legitimate. If you have already gotten such an email, responded, and sent money, the best thing you can do at this point is to just stop. You are not going to get a visa and you aren't going to get a job in a hotel anywhere, except maybe in your hometown. A scam like this can run for months and in the beginning you may not have to pay anything. So you think, "OK, why not?" The answer is that in the end, they will ask for money, and lots of it.