10/07/2013 11:37 BST | Updated 10/07/2013 11:40 BST

The Weirdest Reasons For Applying For A Visa, From Alpaca Shearing To Hunting Vampires


Fancy hunting vampires in Romania, or think France is lacking foot models?

These are some of the weirdest reasons given by those making visa applications for wanting to move countries, including fleeing from local authorities and wanting to sell sex.

As part of the application process applicants must reveal their need for a visa and why they're planning to move to, work in or visit a certain country.

"We do come across some unusual reasons for visa applications in our office. The majority of the time they're quite straightforward but now and again we see some applications surface that really take us by surprise," Liam Clifford of GlobalVisas said.

"Some of them are more surprising than others. Particularly those that refer to illegal activities. We'd advise all visa applicants to look at the laws of the countries they're trying to move to at the very least before applying. But for those with unusual, yet legal, reasons we commend them for their ingenious career choices.

"Despite their perceived relative obscurity in this country, an alpaca shearer is actually a comparatively common visa application when compared to gondoliers or dog food tasters!"

Here are the 10 weirdest reasons for a visa: