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#31 Aug 25th, 2011, 05:14
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Originally Posted by Jshumi View Post @narendra.d thanx 4 ur advice. And ya i m surely not dumb enough that i would mention about me working in india while i study. i got a student visa before so i knw it very well.
@nycank thanx 4 ur advice
While you venture to begin your undergraduate degree, keep in mind that short hand and SMSism is looked down upon in the classroom and also here, on this site. In future, do use full words as many in our community come from various parts of the world. Best of Luck with your visa and career pursuits.
#32 Sep 16th, 2011, 21:41
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post If you are travelling to India on an employment visa, with your family, looks like your spouse will have to be content with being an old-fashioned housewife (or husband). Even if both offered a job by the same company, employment visas are unlikely to be granted for both partners. This from The Economic Times is an excellent review of the situation:

Please read the full article -->here
Just for the benefit of new visitors to this thread, an update on this issue. It appears that since February 2011 spouses of expats on an employment visa can now convert their X visas into an employment visa without having to leave India.

India's Ministry of Home Affairs has issued new guidelines on work-related visas, stating that it is now possible to convert an X entry visa (issued for dependants of employees) into an employment visa without leaving India. Previously, if the dependent spouse of a foreign national employee in India found employment, he/she was required to exit India, apply for a new employment visa in his/her own right, and re-enter with the new visa.


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#33 Sep 17th, 2011, 04:08
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Well spotted

I wonder how it will be in practice. If it works out, it will be a welcome change for many.

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