Moving to Kolkata. work?

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I'm looking to move in early October after the monsoons and find work that will just make enough to provide the basic necessities. Food/water/room. I'd like to be there as long as I'm learning new things and having new experiences, so an indefinite amount of time.

Anyone have any ideas on situations with small stipends like this?
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Originally Posted by embrain05 View Post I'm looking to move in early October after the monsoons and find work that will just make enough to provide the basic necessities. Food/water/room. I'd like to be there as long as I'm learning new things and having new experiences, so an indefinite amount of time.

Anyone have any ideas on situations with small stipends like this?
You can't just move and look for work. To get an Employment Visa, apart from special skills, you need to be making >25K USD/year.

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Well, I have been applying to English teaching jobs as those obviously help you with the legality of it all. But i wasn't even really so much suggesting a normal type of search for work situation so much as farming or something where they feed and cover your room so as not to need any type of visa. Maybe a volunteer type situation that covers those basic needs.
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Originally Posted by embrain05 View Post Well, I have been applying to English teaching jobs as those obviously help you with the legality of it all. But i wasn't even really so much suggesting a normal type of search for work situation so much as farming or something where they feed and cover your room so as not to need any type of visa. Maybe a volunteer type situation that covers those basic needs.
You need a visa to enter the country. You need a different visa to work, and another to study....Simple answer, first find an organization that does all you want, then ask them to send you the relevant paperwork.

In the meanwhile, read the threads that have explored this umpteen times.
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I've seen the visas and that's all fine. I guess I'm looking for some other options, beyond teaching and farming that people have enjoyed. Will keep reading though, thanks. =]
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OP, i happened to see another thread started by you about leaving all behind, and making the india trip.
have you searched for any wwoof sites? please pick a good one, some of them are renowned slave drivers.
i am having mixed thoughts about your situation..hope it works out for you.
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I have been looking into a lot of wwoof reviews and watching all the videos people have to offer. I'm not so sure of what is right for me and I'm using all the connections I have to hopefully figure out a good starting point. I'm not going to go without having researched as much as possible and feeling things out, but I also know I can't possibly plan for everything, so I have a good amount of time ahead of me to get to a little better of a place. I've also got a friends family in India checking out some possible options for cities and jobs that aren't wwoofing or teaching english, but am going to be taking the TESOL course in the meantime.

Please, what are your thoughts on the situation?
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Emily - sorry but I am still not sure about your purpose of visit. Is it for studying, working, volunteer work or just general vacation. There are separate category of Visa's for each of these situations (with their own set of restrictions) and even more. So you need to be sure about the purpose and then your employer, school/ varsity or your organization will guide you on getting the visa and entering India. Of course, if it's for vacation, then it's different altogether.
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even doing voluntary work in Calcutta for the Missionaries of Charity volunteers are responsible for finding and funding their own food and accomodation.
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Emily, if you are coming on a tourist visa, legally you cannot work here. However, you should be able to get jobs at NGOs in Kolkata which should be enough to pay for your rent, food and basic expenses. However, please note that this would not be legal and you would not earn much. But, after you have bagged a decent job here, you can, with the organisation's sponsorship letter, appear for a work visa and stay on. I am still not sure what kind of work you would love to do. If you provide me some details, I might be able to help. However, as I mentioned if you can speak English, it should not be too difficult to find a decent job for you.

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Originally Posted by embrain05 View Post I'm looking to move in early October after the monsoons and find work that will just make enough to provide the basic necessities. Food/water/room. I'd like to be there as long as I'm learning new things and having new experiences, so an indefinite amount of time.

Anyone have any ideas on situations with small stipends like this?
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There are a lot of NGOs in and around Kolkata (CINI, Missionaries for Charity, ). Other possibility is assisting organizations with fund raising activities. On a tourist visa you can stay for a maximum period of 6 months and not legally permitted to work.
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