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Former French colony, Pondicherry is a dream destination for expatriates worldwide, especially Westerners. If you are looking for a calm and quiet lifestyle, you will definitely be charmed by this developed city's proud colonial legacy.

Located in Southern India, Pondicherry is a former fishing village. Nowadays, it provides several opportunities to expatriates wishing to settle there.

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The largest country in Southeast Asia and second only to China in population, India lures travellers with its astounding diversity and colourful customs. Steeped in history and home to some of the world’s renowned artistic and architectural heritage, India is a constant discovery.

If you wish to work in India you will need to obtain a valid work visa. Work visas are specially designed for foreigners who wish to join a company in India or start a business or even work for an NGO. Those hoping to work in the country are required to complete an online visa application and take the printout of the online filled in application and required travel documents to their nearest embassy.

India is one of the developed countries with fast developing economy and diverse job opportunities. People who wish to come and work in India find the open labour market welcoming. For those who wish to explore India and can adapt to the culture and lifestyle of the country, working there can be a great opportunity. There are several major cities, including Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangalore and Pondicherry, that host expatriate communities.

New Delhi is officially the national capital of India. One of the most progressive cities with a positive growth rate, Delhi has been attracting foreign professionals, investors and several leading international and multinational companies over the years. Being the country’s federal capital, the city hosts important institutions like the parliament, the Supreme Court, as well as other government authorities.

Mumbai is the capital city of the State of Maharashtra and is India's wealthiest city. It is also the world’s fourth most densely populated city with a population of around 20.5 million. Known as the commercial and entertainment capital of India, this mega city has been a popular destination for foreign nationals to work in Mumbai.

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After spending 12 rewarding years in Dubai, Arni and her family decided to move back to the Philippines and "set up their nest". Today, and after a decade of a hectic career-oriented lifestyle in the Middle East, Arni and her French husband run their business in the Philippino countryside. With every ...

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