Amanda, Chandigarh, India

Who are you? My name is Amanda, and I am an Australian born and raised 32-year-old female. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Chandigarh, India in June 2019 to get married. My husband is Indian, and we were in a long distance relationship for around 15 months before I moved … Read more

Expat Life In India During The Covid-19 Second Wave

Carlie: Hey there, it’s Carlie with another episode of the Expat Focus podcast. You’ve no doubt heard about the devastating second wave of Covid-19 that India’s currently experiencing, and how it has overwhelmed the local health system. Many foreigners have decided to leave while they still can, as countries put bans on flights to try … Read more

How To Open A Bank Account In India

When India gained independence and was established as a republic, the Rupee (currency code: INR, symbol: ₹, and equivalent to: £0.011, $0.013 or €0.012) was adopted as the sole currency. The banking sector is regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). In 2016, to counter corruption and illegal cash holdings, 1,000 INR notes were … Read more

How To Learn The Language In India

India is an ancient and very diverse country, both culturally and linguistically, and you will find that many languages are spoken here. If you are intending to live and work in India, you may be asking yourself how easily you will be able to communicate, particularly if you are a native English speaker. We will … Read more

How To Rent And Buy Property In India

India is an increasingly popular expat destination, with a growing economy and some excellent opportunities both in terms of culture and business. There are, however, some barriers to starting a new life in India, including the difficulty in finding suitable accommodation. Properties that are both reasonably priced and good quality are difficult to come by … Read more

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In India?

The quality of healthcare available in India varies considerably, depending on whether you are using the public or the private sector, and whether you are based in a rural or an urban area. In practice, it is unlikely that you will encounter the public system outside of an emergency, as most expats take out private … Read more

What Options Are Available For Chronically Ill Expats In India?

A chronic condition is defined as a health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects, or a disease that comes with time. If you suffer from a chronic condition while you are living and working in India, then you will need to carefully consider your healthcare options. This article looks … Read more

What Cover Is Available For Sports Injuries In India?

India is a major tourist destination, and the diversity of the country’s landscape means that it can cater to a number of sporting activities. For example, there are various water sports on offer in coastal areas, such as Goa, including sailing, boating, river water rafting, kayaking, jet skiing, windsurfing and parasailing. Alternatively, you could visit … Read more

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