India

Multinational companies from around the world are setting up operations in India, attracted by its booming economy, growing foreign direct investment (FDI), low labour and raw materials costs, and English-speaking workforce. Read more

The Indian government’s commitment to expanding the manufacturing sector, improving infrastructure, bureaucracy, and tackling corruption, as well as to the Make in India and Smart Cities initiatives, are also attracting companies seeking global growth.

By producing an influx of expatriates, international assignees and corporate relocations, this improving business, economic and political environment is fuelling the expansion of India’s vibrant global mobility sector. Particularly in such a complex and fast-moving landscape, HR and global mobility managers need access to the latest information if they are to ensure that their companies comply with all the regulations governing the management of international relocations and assignments in India.

This section provides practical advice and information for HR and global managers with international assignees, whether they are on long-term, short-term or project assignments, and for those setting up a business or a company office in India. With input from experts across the global mobility and relocation industry, it covers the latest trends in inbound, outbound and domestic relocation – from hotspot relocation destinations like Bangalore, Pune, Gurgaon, and India’s eight Special Economic Zones, to industry sectors and assignee profiles – plus talent management, immigration, residential and commercial property, and employee support topics, including education and international schools.

The section also features the latest news, articles, tools and resources to support overseas assignments, inbound relocation moves, and domestic relocations.

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News and features

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New India-UK migration route for young professionals

The UK and India have agreed to introduce a new "bespoke" immigration route that will allow thousands of young professionals from each country to spend up to two years working in the other's nation.

Immigration

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Spousal visa permits on the Indian immigration agenda

Permits Foundation and stakeholders in India discuss proposal for spousal work authorisation via intra-corporate transfer visas, after Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju, indicates support in principle.

Short-and long-term accommodation

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UK-India tech sets out trade agenda

The two largest trade bodies representing the tech industries of India and the UK have set out on what they want to see on data transfers included in the free trade agreement (FTA) currently being negotiated between the two nations.
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