Are you planning to leave Afghanistan? Maybe for work, your education or to join your family abroad? If you do, please follow the below points in order to stay safe!
- Be Informed
Before deciding to migrate, find out as much as you can about the place where you want to go, living and working conditions there, if you already have a job offer about the work you will do, about other people who will go with you. Talk to your friends and family, local authorities, NGOs and to the Migrant Resource Centre.
- Migrate legally
Travelling without visa and other legal documents is a bad decision. Migrate only if you have all the documents you need for this travel, including your visa and work permit. Irregular migration puts you under many risks, for instance exploitation for work without pay.
- If you are offered or promised a job abroad, know the Recruiter
Do not trust everyone. Find out as much as you can about the recruitment agency that is assisting you in finding work abroad. What is their reputation? Do they have a license for their work? Are they asking you to lie about your age or to work without a contract?
- Sign a Contract before you accept an employment offer
Contracts are important! Ask to have a contract signed with the recruitment agency. When you find work, ask to have a contract signed with your employer. Without a contract, your work is not legal.
- Protect Your Documents
Keep your personal documents safe. Make photocopies of your passport, visa, work contract etc. Keep the originals in a safe place and keep photocopies with yourself. Do not give your documents to other people and do not let anyone else keep them.
- In Emergencies
Be prepared. Always carry with you a list of important telephone numbers including local police, ambulance, fire department, your friends and family, your embassy or consulate department, NGOs, trade unions, migrants associations and of the Migrant Resource Centre.
- Keep in touch with other people
Keep regular contact with your friends and family back in your home country. Let them know that you are well and safe. Befriend and interact with migrants. This way you can help and support one another.
- Protect yourself
If you have problems, talk with trusted persons. Seek help from NGOs or authorities for advice and protection, for example your Embassy.
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