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1. Posted by drhammy (Budding Member 19 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


Having recently travelled through India, i am very keen to head back there to work. I work as a restaurant manager in the uk and am degree educated. How easy/ difficult would it be to find work and get the appropriate visas.

Any help or advice would be greatly received.


2. Posted by santu101 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi drhammy.
I'm no expert on the topic. But, there are lot of Foreigners working in India mainly as airline Pilots. I dont think its difficult to work if you have valid Visa.
However, are you content working at Indian standards of pay packages? A highly paid job in the software Industry is maybe $1500 which I believe is very low compared to other parts of the world.
But, if you are content with it and want to enjoy staying in India, then Wish you all the best. :)

3. Posted by tandoorichicken (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I agree with santu. The pay is not exactly great but everything is relative. My parents grew up in india. I grew up in the UK and have been there six times as I have relatives in and around Mumbai.

As you have said you have been to India to visit. How long for ?. It might be worth "testing" the waters for short while before you bite the bullet. Why not save some money and go out there for a month or two and after that decide whether you want to take the plunge ?.

India is a very beautiful country but you have to be prepared for the cultural shock. Poverty is in the face, theres still alot of corruption. On the other side of the coin you can rent an appartment fairly cheaply and have 2 or 3 servants. Not something that you can afford to do here in the UK :-( and lead a pretty cool lifestyle.

Can you speak Hindi ? Marathi ?. Are you planning on setting up your own business out there ?

4. Posted by vsreeekumar10 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi drhammy,

I live and work in India. I may not be the best person to give u an opinion since I have not lived in other parts of the world (though traveled). It is right that there is poverty and dirt compared to developed countries, but the life is more down to earth here. It is a spiritual land and you feel aligned to the nature. Since you have been to India and developed a wish to work here, there is indeed some special attraction in the place.
I agree with tandoorichicken's advice on coming here for a while and judge for yourself whether you would like to spent a bigger part of your life here.
The pay is indeed less but then the cost of living is also less. So at the end of the day, you save the same. :)

5. Posted by drhammy (Budding Member 19 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


Thanks for the replies. I spent 2 months in India on my last trip and I found it difficult at times, but I feel I would want to work there to get a better understanding of the place. I also understand that my pay would never be comparable to the uk. But i reckon I could live a pretty good lifestyle.

6. Posted by ruc89 (Budding Member 10 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi drhammy,
It depends which city in India u want to work in...whats your preference?? and yes the pay will never be same!!! but with Indian pay u can live lavishly in India also ;)

7. Posted by Brandon1 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi Drhammy

Good advice above - I can help with visas if still required


8. Posted by hoodaki (Inactive 6 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Dear friend,
I think just contact you different Consultancy of India which is in New Delhi, from there you would be find what you want, Actually for work in India there are require to search your own field, that's not tough but now India market in jobs point of view much suitable.
So you can contact the agency which provides job with relevant visas in India.