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How Can An Indian Plan Their Immigration Abroad: Things To Keep In Mind!

The concept of immigration in India is quite popular from the point of view that most Indians prefer to immigrate to get better prospects in life, resulting in our country being the country with the highest migration rate. Approximately 17.5 million overseas Indians live in many regions of the world, on every continent, which shows how much people consider moving abroad and how they plan migration accordingly. Following up on a previous blog on how and why Indians prefer foreign countries over India, Migrating abroad can be an exciting and challenging journey. To make the process smoother, you need to choose your destination carefully, research eligibility requirements, plan your immigration, etc. With proper planning and research, you can make your dream of living abroad a reality.

Considerations to make while deciding where to immigrate!

The reasons for migrating can vary from better job opportunities, quality education, a higher standard of living, or even just to experience a different culture. Whatever your reason may be, planning to migrate abroad requires a lot of preparation and research. This blog aims to help you navigate the process and make your transition smoother. There are many things and factors to consider while choosing the migration destination since there are so many ideal places to establish a career in. Below are a few things to consider when choosing the best country to immigrate to:

  • Your profession or job market: One may migrate to get better job opportunities and better lifestyle so what matters while choosing the destination is profession. If you are a nurse then the best place to migrate is in Hong Kong or Australia since they offer the best in this field. If you are an IT specialist then migrate to Canada since they offer great jobs in that field. Also you will need to check whether the education credentials are eligible in that destination or not. 
  • Which language: Are you willing to learn a foreign language in order to settle down in your new country? English is already spoken in many nations, but is it one of the official languages? You will be needed to take the official language test in order to immigrate to the majority of countries. Some countries require a different language so check whether you know the language or will ever be able to learn it or not.
  • Time period to stay: It totally depends on whether you are going there to study, work, invest or settle. Every immigration has a different time period but if you apply for permanent residency in any country then consider the country with the best healthcare opportunities and peaceful aura.
  • Which country offers what: Many countries lack skill workers which is why they offer many benefits to skill workers to come and work for their economy. This works to our benefit. Australia calls for best opportunities for nurses and they also shorten the work visa process to call for them rapidly. So before you decide the destination for migration, make sure to check these factors.
  • Research and development: Research is an important aspect to understand the culture, language, environment and overall vibe of the destination. Make sure to short list at least 3 destinations before finalizing the country. Check out the best and easiest countries to immigrate to in 2023 to get an idea of best and ideal countries. 
  • Support networks: if it’s possible, try choosing the country where you know or have some close friends or relatives since that will make your immigration easier after landing. The support system is needed when you migrate to a completely foreign place and a friendly face will help you in a new environment.
  • Financial necessities: When considering where to go, it’s important to understand the cost of living in both the country and the city. This will not only assist you in creating a realistic budget but also help you obtain a visa since the majority of visa applications demand evidence of adequate finances.

Eligibilities and Requirements (country wise)

Different countries have different immigration policies and eligibility requirements. Some countries have a point-based system, while others prioritize family reunification or skilled workers. It is crucial to understand the eligibility criteria and immigration process of the country you want to move to. Make sure you have all the required documents and meet the eligibility criteria before applying for a visa.

An applicant’s requirements and eligibility can be determined based on these six common factors. The selection factors for immigration are :

  1. Education: A candidate must possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree from their home country to be considered. In various countries, this develops distinct demands. Some nations require both certifications, while others are content with a bachelor’s degree alone. The process and conditions for obtaining a visa heavily rely on educational credentials and final grade reports. 
  2. Language; A potential immigrant must be able to communicate in the country of their choice’s native tongue. Without applicants passing the required language assessment test, such as the IELTS, many visa applications won’t be processed. It’s a common requirement that applicants understand English, know the language and can communicate in foreign countries.
  3. Employment experience ;  To the country, candidates must have between two and five years of relevant work experience. When applicants seek a visa, work permit, or to work there as a skilled worker, experience is most important. Make sure to check the country with the same experience requirement as the applicant. Each country has various requirements when it comes to experience.
  4. Age ; same goes to age factor, different countries have age restrictions for their immigration process. For example, if you are applying for a study visa, your age must be between 17 and 30. However, if you are applying for a work permit or PR, your age must be between 21 and 45. Depending on the nation.
  5. Point based system ; countries like canada, australia, USA, UK or hong kong have their own rules in point based system. Applicants must contain a required point system to apply for visa application which is not technically a cakewalk. Canada has a CRS score in which an applicant must get 400 points and same as in Hong kong. Point based system defines whether you can apply for a visa or not.

How to start planning for immigration?

Planning your immigration can be overwhelming, but breaking it down into smaller steps can make it more manageable. Immigration is the new beginning that contains a plan and without a plan, it can fall apart so let’s start with how we can start planning. Start by obtaining a passport and visa to find accommodation and healthcare. Research the cost of living in your destination country and make a budget. Make sure you have a job offer or enough savings to support yourself and your family.

First thing first you will be needing the help of professionals who have experience in visa application. First step is to consult with them about the circumstances, why you want to immigrate, on what visa you want to immigrate etc. after the discussion, an immigration consultant will do the rest of the work for you. 

There are many immigration consultancies in India that provide services for expats who desire to immigrate abroad to settle. Legal advisors and certified lawyers will be helpful throughout the entire visa process. Hence, this is where the immigration plan should begin. But now the question arises: Can we believe those consultants? Do they have the best advice? There will be further discussion on who are immigration consultants and how exactly they help Indians with immigration process. 

Coming back to planning for immigration process so Taking time to create a proper checklist of everything you need to do and everything to acquire by the time of departure is essential. In the coming blog, We will go over the checklist that contains all the information one needs to start their immigration strategy in the future.

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