As Indian immigration specialists Global Visas provide Indian work permit solutions for corporate clients who wish to source skills and experience from overseas. We also provide long term Indian visa services for permanent immigration to India such as the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO Card) and the Overseas Citizenship of India Scheme (OCI).
Visit the Global Visas Indian visa assessment area today to begin your application. Our straightforward assessment forms take just moments to complete, and a Global Visas immigration consultant will contact you directly.
Living and Working in India – Applying for an Indian Work Permit
Global visas recognise the increasing importance of sourcing skilled migrants from overseas and we provide corporate visa services to help your business hire the skills and experience it requires. In India, applying for a work permit is an employer led process and all non-Indian nationals will require a work permit in order to begin living and working in India. Our specialist Indian immigration consultants provide reliable up to date advice and your work permit applications can be monitored throughout the process.
Indian Intra Company Transfers – Applying for an ICT
The Indian Intra Company Transfer allows an Indian based company to transfer skilled workers from an overseas branch or subsidiary to India in order to undertake a specific role or project. ICTs give Indian firms the ability to transfer valuable skills to India and once again, Global Visas assist with the process of transferring skilled staff from beginning to end.
Indian Permanent Residency – Long Term Immigration Services
Persons of Indian Origin (PIO Card)
The Persons of Indian Origin scheme (PIO) has been in force since 1999 and is designed to allow people who do not have a grant of Indian citizenship or permanent residency but can claim Indian parentage to settle in India. The PIO scheme applies to people of Indian origin as defined by their birth or that of one of their parents or grandparents. A PIO card is granted for 15 years and although it is not directly a grant of permanent residence, after seven years of normally residing in India in possession of a PIO card, a candidate may apply to become an Indian citizen. PIO cards apply to both the main applicant and their spouse and permit their holders to travel in and out of India as frequently as they choose, study in India without the need for an Indian student visa, and to undertake employment at they see fit.
Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) allows a Person of Indian Origin living overseas with a grant of citizenship in their country of residence, to gain many of the same rights as a full Indian citizen. Unlike the PIO Card, OCI does not apply to the spouse of a qualifying applicant; however, OCI is granted for life and offers the opportunity to apply for Indian citizenship after 5 years of residence. The OCI scheme is often incorrectly referred to as Indian ‘Dual Citizenship’. Whilst an OCI holder does receive many, though not all of the rights and privileges enjoyed by those with Indian citizenship, India does not support dual citizenship and OCI should not be viewed as such. Dual citizenship must be supported by both countries concerned in order to be valid, and since India does not support the practice an OCI holder who undergoes Indian naturalization for a grant of full citizenship must renounce citizenship of any country other than India.
Contact Global Visas today to see how we can help you. Visit the online assessment area to begin your application.