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DO YOU KNOW THE RIGHT
WAY TO WORK ABROAD?

Find out by watching this poet battle.
DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT VISA?

This Way, That Way: An IOM X Music Video

A poet battle takes place under a banyan tree in a village. Two poets take the stage. Aziz claims that migrating is all about luck and trusting your dalal while Samsu insists- with support from returned migrants – that you need to have faith in yourself and take the time to get documents prepared and validated.

Migrant Life Story: Moshiul

Shahjalal’s dalal gave him a student visa and told him that he could go as a student and then work anywhere. Shahjalal was suspicious, so he went to the local NGO office with his visa and passport and found out that working full- time on a student visa is not allowed.

Migrant Life Story: Masuda

Masuda got her papers from her dalal just before travelling to another country so she didn’t check their validity. Upon arrival, the immigration officials informed her that her visa was for another country, and that too, was almost expired.

Migrant Life Story: Shahjalal

Moshiul went abroad to work after his dalal told him a free visa was sufficient. When he arrived in the destination he faced many difficulties trying to find work and then was arrested because of his irregular status.

DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT VISA TO WORK ABROAD


We go and settle in other foreign countries to earn according to our skills but if it’s done without the appropriate visa and/or work permit, then we can face endless difficulties.

Be on alert if you are told that you can work with these kinds of visas:

  • • Free Visa
  • • Student Visa
  • • Tourist Visa
  • • Hajj visa

In order to work abroad you need the right work permit and visa, that’s the right way to help you stay safe and have success!

If you or someone you know is thinking about going to another country to work, these organizations can help make sure you have the right documents.

Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training

BMET is a government bureau that can check visas for all destination countries.

E-mail: secretary@probashi.gov.bd
Website: http://www.probashi.gov.bd

District Employment and Manpower Office

DEMO is part of BMET and has an office in every district. DEMO offices can check visas for Singapore, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emites.

Click here to find the one closest to you

Non-Government Organizations

Many NGOs can help with migration information and check visas for some destination countries too.

Click here for contact information

DO YOU KNOW THESE 10 TYPES OF EXPLOITATION?


FORCED LABOUR

Forced labour is a common way of exploiting human trafficking victims. It is when violence or intimidation is used to make someone work against his or her will.

DEBT BONDAGE

Debt bondage is when someone is forced to pay off a loan by working for little or no salary. The work performed to pay off the debt greatly exceeds the worth of the initial loan.

TRAFFICKING FOR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

Trafficking for sexual exploitation is when someone benefits financially or otherwise through the recruitment, transfer or receipt of another person who is forced, deceived or threatened into sexual acts.

CHILD LABOUR

Trafficking in children (under the age of 18) is the recruitment, transferring, transporting, harboring or receiving of children for the purpose of exploitation of any kind.

FORCED BEGGING

Some beggars are being forced to beg by others. They have to hand over all or most of their earnings to the person who is forcing them to beg.

TRAFFICKING FOR ORGAN REMOVAL

Trafficking for organ removal is an individual being trafficked for the purpose of removing their organ(s), whereas organ trafficking is the illegal buying and selling of organs.

FORCED MARRIAGE

People can be forced, coerced, threatened or tricked into marrying someone without their informed consent. Forced marriage is a form of exploitation in the trafficking process.

TRAFFICKING IN DOMESTIC WORK

An estimated 1.9 million of the domestic workers in Asia Pacific are being exploited.

CHILD SOLDIERS

Child soldiers are children (under the age of 18) recruited to fight in conflicts, act as porters, couriers, spies, guards, suicide bombers or human shields for an armed group.

TRAFFICKING IN FISHING

More and more, fishing vessels and crew need to go far from coasts to reach abundant fishing grounds. This isolation makes it easier to exploit workers.

LEARN MORE

What is Human Trafficking?

In a small town, people are dreaming: a man dreams of buying a house; a woman dreams of travelling; and an adolescent dreams of attending university. As each story plays out, we watch the devastating, step-by-step process of human traffickers taking advantage of these dreams. This five-minute animated video illustrates how human trafficking doesn’t happen all at once, but rather is a process of three elements: Act, Means and Purpose.

Know before you go

This video provides guidance on safe migration, including the importance of a valid passport, visa and work permit.

Prisana

IOM X proudly presents the music video Prisana: An IOM X Drama. It is a celebrity- packed campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking in the fishing industry. This is the Bangla dubbed version with English subtitles.

RESOURCES


C4D Toolkit

Bangladesh Fact Sheet

What is human trafficking?