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India - Employment
Indian firms and companies can engage foreign nationals on short-term assignments without prior approval from the RBI.
There are two ways to apply for a work permit. Either the applicant can apply to the Indian Embassy or High Commission in his own resident country, or the employer who offers the job initiates the visa application process in India. One is also required to obtain a residential permit from the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (Hans Bhawan, 1st Floor, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg). In either of the two cases, the following documents are required:
a. An application form;
b. Two recent photographs of the applicant;
c. Valid passport;
d. His proof of employment i.e., appointment document, contract letter, applicants resume, terms and conditions of employment, proof of registration of the employers organization in India, etc.
e. Proof of legal residence in the country where the application is being submitted.
f. Apart from the documents as mentioned in points 1-5, individual cases may require other information or documentation in support of the application, such as, a letter from the employer, an employment contract signed by both the parties, etc.
Although there is no requirement of high-level skill set in India, a 4 - year University degree is preferred while seeking an Intra-company transfer to India. Intra-company transfer visas are known as "E" Visas. Under such circumstances, the migrations officer may use his discretionary powers in deciding whether the candidate has the requisite qualifications and whether an Indian national can perform the same job.
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