Any EU citizen working or travelling in another EU country does not need a visa or work permit.
The following countries require a residence permit if you are staying longer than 3 months: Germany, Italy, Spain.
You may also have to apply for further documentation in resort, so check with the authorities when you arrive.
British citizens do not need to apply for a tourist visa in advance any more.
You can fill in a visa waiver form at the airport that allows a maximum of three months in the country.
A B1/B2 visa
will allow you to stay in the country for a maximum of six months, but does not allow you to work in 'gainful employment'. A working visa or US/Canadian passport is required to work legally.
British tour operators have to buy these, so they tend not to take risks with first timers and give these jobs to returning staff.
Some ski resorts in America employ international workers via the H-2B work visa
. This visa is issued to a skilled or unskilled worker and is required by an employee who is coming to the United States to perform a job which is temporary or seasonal in nature and for which there is a shortage of U.S. workers. In order to obtain this visa, the employer
must file paperwork with the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) and the Department of Labour on the employee’s behalf. This means that you need to secure your job first, and then apply for the work visa. Click here
for a guide to USA visas.
Though you do not need to apply for a visa in advance, an Employment Authorisation document is required to allow you to work in the country. A working visa or US/Canadian passport is required to work legally.
British tour operators have to buy these, so they tend not to take risks with first timers and give these jobs to returning staff. Click here
for a guide to Canadian work permits.