Expat India News

Latest 10 news items tagged India

19 May at 6 PM 2016

Expats in Saudi to be forced to have private health insurance

Given that health care is one of the most expensive necessities for moving overseas, Saudi Arabia’s setting up of a private health plan for all expats would seem to be a good idea. According to online reports, the Saudi government’s new, compulsory private health plan will be backed by insurers and linked to more than 2,500 hospitals in the kingdom. The majority of Western expats in high-level professional positions either have heath insurance or can afford private care, but the huge number of expats from India, Bangladesh and...
5 May at 6 PM 2016

White Rolls Royce plays part in Dubai expat luxury car purchase scam

The Dubai car purchase scammer and his VIP Rolls Royce have found yet another victim. Known as a serial car thief, the fraudster’s convincing modus operandi has caught yet another expat looking to sell his luxury car. An unsuspecting foreign executive who offered his 2013 BMW-6 series sedan on a classified ads website is the latest to fall for the clever crook. The fraudster called the car owner pretending to be a bona fide buyer, and arranged to view the BMW immediately. He gave his wife’s immediate need for a car whilst he...
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...