Phew! it seems that companies are behind the hard work of the Permits Foundation, after all. This organisation works hard to get governments to offer spouses work visas, and late last year decided it was time to check whether their tireless lobbying still matters. It seems it does.

If you care about the way expat spouses are treated by their partners’ sponsoring organisations in their career ambitions then take a look at the executive summary of this recent survey.

Hot off the press, you can read the summary at

I’ve long been a fan of this organisation and its director, Kathleen van der Wilk-Carlton is a friend of mine. Permits Foundation does sterling work, lobbying for governments to give work permits to expat spouses and so I urge you to help the cause by completing their brand new survey here.