Since academia especially in postdoctoral contracts requires researchers to move around, I suppose being in academia in the long-term would make most people think about the work permit/visa situation with/without family.
How to keep up the quality of research while awaiting and managing work permit/visa applications for work? I am wrapping up my PhD now and writing manuscripts and leading the simulations for these research projects. I need to focus on my papers and take care of the preprints to the state that they are ready to be submitted to the journals.
My supervisor and department provide no support whatsoever in this situation, i.e., they provide the documents in time but do not provide any support to me to plan my employment in such a way that the transition in work permit is smooth.