India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world and happens to be one of the dream destinations of many expats. India attracts students and professionals from around the world because of its development and industrialization. There are many reasons for many people to seek expatriation, so we help you in the process of finding a job and visa to go to work in India.
How do I find job opportunities in India?
To start, you can check the job offers on the websites to see which sectors are activity-carrying. Many job search sites will offer you India as a destination, you will have access to offers to see the profiles sought and salary offered. Don’t forget to also activate job offers on your professional networks.
- Embassies and consulates
Then you can go through embassies and consulates. Moreover, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has created a job service for French people looking for a job or an internship in India.
- Unsolicited applications
Identify local companies that interest you, and don’t hesitate to submit unsolicited applications. Be sure to stay in touch for a while at the address you provide, as resumes are often kept for a long time.
- Recruitment agencies
If you have little or no time to get answers, you can also go through recruitment offices that will help you with the research and recruitment process.
So you will naturally initially use the traditional channels mentioned above: browse the newspapers, explore the Internet, send your application directly to a company with an on-site subsidiary, go to recruitment. On the other hand, Indians attach great importance to personal relationships. Try to make as much use of networking and interviews as possible. In any case, write a concise CV of about two pages, in which you place a strong emphasis on your training. In India, diplomas are important, and it is usual to mention your specializations, and even the results you have achieved.
What are the sectors recruiting in India?
If you want to work in India, be aware that the most dynamic sectors of the Indian economy are automotive, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, nuclear, computer and textile.
Highly qualified technical managers or expatriate supervisors (health, water treatment, etc.) are in high demand. Employment opportunities for expatriates are also plentiful in the university sector and in particular in language teaching.
The Indian market is highly demanding of highly qualified executives with technical expertise in advanced engineering, petrochemicals, energy, infrastructure and telecommunications. Young, inexperienced graduates are unlikely to find employment in India.
Visas and work permits in India
The requirements for a work visa are not particularly strict, but you will only be able to come to work in India if you get one.
It is imperative to hold a work visa of the type “E”, “Employment” for private sector companies, and work visa “E” or “X” for NGO staff.
You will need the employment contract and the intervention of your future employer to be able to finalize the visa application. The visa is conditional on the amount of salary in India: foreigners must receive a minimum of 18,000 euros per year to obtain an employment visa. However, some professions are exempt, such as French-language teachers, translators, cooks and NGO staff.
The procedure may take some time. It is therefore not long before you apply. You should also be aware that you will need to produce a range of official documents, such as an employment contract, a notarized financial guarantee, and a document that describes the position to be filled.
Buy an expat insurance for India
Before you make your project a reality, learn about the health care system in India, which has impressive diversity depending on the region. To avoid any inconvenience, it is mandatory to take out international health insurance for India. Indeed, road accidents are very common in India and can cost you dearly if you are not covered by expatriate insurance.