I live in Iran and I'm a senior android developer in the company for which I currently work. There are tons of jobs in the US and Australia that I am qualified for, and for which I'd like to apply.

How can I apply and arrange an interview when I'm not able to go to those countries? How could I get a visa to work in either of these countries?

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In order to emigrate to either the United States of America or Australia, based on employment, the company, and you, have to prove that you have the required skills and expertise, and that hiring you wouldn't displace someone already in the country and eligible for the same job.

There is a huge difference between jobs for which you're qualified, and jobs for which a foreign-national would be considered for employment.

For that reason, I'd suggest that you review the US employment-based immigration categories, to see what would fit with your situation.

Permanent Workers

Approximately 140,000 immigrant visas are available each fiscal year for aliens (and their spouses and children) who seek to immigrate based on their job skills. If you have the right combination of skills, education, and/or work experience and are otherwise eligible, you may be able to live permanently in the United States.

Similarly, the Goverment of Australia offers work-based opportunities to allow individuals such as you to live and work there.

Migration to Australia

If you live overseas and you’d like the opportunity to live and work in Australia, the first step is to find out more about the visa options that are available to you. See Work visas for skilled migration visa options.

@mkennedy makes a good point, addressing your question regarding interviews, which can easily be accomplished via Skype or other video-enabled app.

For that matter, candidates, whether in the country or abroad, are often initially interviewed by phone. Should the discussions become serious, there are visa categories which do allow visits for the express purpose of interviewing for positions.

  • And to answer the interview question--Skype or other video-enabled app.
    – mkennedy
    Nov 15, 2016 at 18:29
  • @mkennedy ty; added it (and you) :-)
    – Giorgio
    Nov 15, 2016 at 19:03

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