Expat India News

Latest 10 news items tagged India

28 Apr at 6 PM 2016

UAE visa requirement changes causing expatriate concern

From tomorrow, planning ahead for a visit to Abu Dhabi or Dubai will need to include a compulsory e-visa for citizens of certain countries. The new regulation, set to come into force tomorrow, 29th April, involves expatriates and other visitors arriving via the Oman border. The rule is due to affect over 1,500,000 expats at present living in the Sultanate and will apply to arrivals by air as well as by road. A number of nationalities including Filipinos and Indians will have to apply for e-visas whatever their jobs, as the former...
28 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Hi tech expat professionals live luxury life in India

As the trend of hiring hi-tech expat experts ramps up in India, are their skills and the resultant high salaries making them the new Maharajas? For several years, expat hiring in Indian companies has been on the rise in order to fill knowledge gaps in the local workforce. The technology sector in particular is seeing a huge increase in the numbers of expat workers, with some imported from companies’ headquarters overseas and others arriving via recruitment agencies. Expertise from the West helps cover local skill gaps in various...
8 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Saudi green card proposal welcomed by expat community

Saudi Arabia’s recently-announced plan to issue green card style permanent residency visas has been enthusiastically received by the expat community. The proposal came to light during Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent interview with Bloomberg, much to the surprise of many expats already working in the kingdom. The visas are expected to be similar to the USA’s green card system, which allows workers from overseas to be hired for a fee. The existing sponsorship system will be abolished and replaced with permission...
5 Apr at 6 PM 2016

Finding the right home is worst headache for expats

One of the biggest problems when emigrating overseas is finding the right home at the right price. Moving overseas is perhaps one of the most stressful undertakings you’ll ever face, whether you’re relocating for business or personal reasons. If your destination is one of the three top favourites for expats, Switzerland, India and the USA, the same hassles of healthcare, transportation and housing needs all apply. Lower down the list are essentials such as childrens’ schooling, understanding cultural differences, the weather and...
16 Mar at 6 PM 2016

Qatar and UAE top expat spots for career junkie female talent

Beating out traditional hot spots such as Hong Kong, the USA and Singapore, the two emirates of Qatar and the UAE give female professionals more income, savings and career opportunities across the board. According to the 2015 HSBC Expat Explorer survey, the UAE tops Qatar by a small margin for women prioritising financial incentives. Over half of the respondents rated career progression, high salaries and the ability to save part of their income as the prime reasons for relocating overseas. Almost 10,000 expat women took part in...
15 Mar at 6 PM 2016

USA, Switzerland and India favoured destinations for relocating expat professionals

International work assignments for Western expats see most expats heading for the USA, India or Switzerland, according to a major relocation specialist company. International relocation is commonplace nowadays, and is often the first introduction to overseas living for the majority of expat professionals. Settling into a new position in one of your company’s international hubs is a challenge, as is finding a niche in the expat community outside the working environment. Seen as an exciting new opportunity at first, the stress of a...
9 Mar at 6 PM 2016

Conflicting surveys make research tricky for would be expats

Hardly a week goes by without yet another survey advising potential expats on the best locations worldwide in which to live, work or retire. Given that the majority of such surveys originate from companies selling expat needs from relocating through property purchase and insurance to the move itself, it’s no wonder that many of the much-publicised results conflict with each other in a confusing manner. After all, the only, mostly impractical, way to truly evaluate which destination is best for each individual is to be there and do...
11 Aug at 6 PM 2015

UAE best destination for expat executives

The UAE has been named as the best place in the world for leading executives to relocate to, according to global research by professional online network LinkedIn. LinkedIn found the oil-rich state attracted more young talent than anywhere else in the world, with 1.89 per cent of its total workforce being added to member profiles in 2014. The study revealed that the leading source of professional talent arriving in the UAE was from India (28 per cent), while the UK, Pakistan, the US and Qatar completed the top five. Other Gulf states...
7 Aug at 12 PM 2015

UAE: Indian and Pakistani expats make up a third of population in 3 emirates

Expats from Indian and Pakistan make up 37 per cent of the total population in the emirates of Dubai, Ajman and Sharjah, according to the latest statistics from market intelligence company Euromonitor International. With the combined populations of the three emirates, Indians make up 25 per cent, Pakistanis 12 per cent, Emiratis nine per cent, Bangladeshis seven per cent and Filipinos five per cent. Euromonitor International research manager Nikola Kosutic noted that the high number of expats from India and Pakistan could be...
13 Jul at 12 PM 2015

Malaga has Spain’s cheapest beer

Malaga serves the cheapest beer in Spain, revealed a recent survey, spelling good news for the large number of expats that reside in the southern city. With the average price of a beer being just €1.56, the Andalucian city is also the fourth cheapest city out of the 75 surveyed worldwide. The rankings, which were listed by Go-Euro after comparing 33cl beers in hotel bars and stores across the 75 cities, showed Krakow in Poland as having the cheapest beer at an average of just €1.51. The Ukrainian capital Kiev and the Slovakian...