@The Pentacle Queen,
You are going to 'leave' England to work in another Country? Are you English by citizenship?
Oh, and by the way... Did you know that the President of Syria, Mr. Bashar al-Assad was a student learning to become an eye specialist, Ophthalmology, in London, at the school of Western Eye Hospital, before he became President of Syria? He didn't really have Political aspirations, so it is said, but was called in after his brother, who was to become ruler of Syria, passed away. And that is when he had to leave his Ophthalmology pursuits to watch over his father's rule/regime. He took seat of rule in 2000, 18 years ago. Although Syria's Constitution has a combined 14 year maximum Presidential term, Mr. Bashar al-Assad has been in rule for 18 years. Syria has 2, 7 year terms as opposed to the U.S' 2, 4 year terms.
What would be required to 'leave the country' to work elsewhere? Any formal paper work and permissions needed? Or are you able to just get an airline ticket and go to the country of your choice to work?