“Immigration has always been one of the most important drivers of human progress and dynamism.”
There has been much speculation as to why most Indians prefer to settle abroad. According to reports from the United Nations, over 244 million people live in other countries from birth. Also, based on the most recent record, over 16 million Indians alone have immigrated to other countries outside of India, making us the biggest diaspora population country in the world. The fact that India has earned the title for the last two decades is not shocking, but it will support the theory below explaining why Indians choose to live abroad.
Why Indians Seem To Prefer Moving Overseas?
The increasing unemployment rate is unquestionably one of the primary concerns for a country like India that is still in the developing stage. India’s labor market has 55 million people who have their graduate degree, of which 9 million are unemployed. Also, the majority of employed Indians do not receive decent wages/ salaries. So, They work for hours and receive payment in peanuts and even after getting degrees from renowned universities as well as paying a huge amount of fees. Basically the loss of working hours on less pay is the problem and one of the reasons why people prefer the foreign country over their own.
People leave the country for a variety of reasons based on their particular circumstances. For example, a 40–60 year old group will consider moving abroad for a better retirement plan because things are affordable and simple there, a 17–23 year old group will consider earning an international degree or master’s because the value of a foreign degree has high standards, and a 50–74 year old group will want to settle with their children and family abroad. However, let’s focus on the most well-known age group (18 to 30) that immigrants the most and for similar reasons.
Worthless University Degrees and the lousy Education System:- it’s a bitter but true fact because India doesn’t have the quality education one needs in order to lead a successful career. Sure, the fees amount will be bigger than one’s bank account but attending those universities does not ensure a successful career or a high-profile future. Getting to the point where people travel abroad to pursue further education in foreign universities and launch their careers.
Lack of Employment Opportunities, Brain Drain to Foreign Lands:- Because there are few career and advancement prospects in India overall, many competent graduates, engineers, doctors, and other professionals are preferring to move abroad rather than remain in their home countries. Nearly all Indian graduates dream of living in countries like the UK, USA, Canada, and Australia because they have the possibility to live better, more stable lives there.
The Work-Life Balance:- basically, it’s not only wages or jobs but also moving abroad attracts better work-life balance. The proper weekends and working from 8am to 5 am and that’s that. Employees never need to rush in the middle of night and can even refuse to work overtime. You even get paid to over-time And to top it all off, every year, people are given 20 paid holidays.
Healthcare & Social Security:- people don’t get better healthcare facilities in India, the government hospitals are very unhygienic even if they are affordable. Public healthcare in countries like Hong Kong is beneficial for all since People have to pay for healthcare insurance from their taxes, though this assures that they won’t go bankrupt if they fall ill or get into an accident or as such.
Better future plans:– Talk about the standard of living and abroad plans is incessant. The standard of living is therefore excellent, but there is much that can be improved upon settling abroad, and people do not have to worry about water shortages, power outages, traffic congestion, or pollution. Consequently, everything comes together to create a life that everyone should genuinely have. Immigration to other countries can make future plans after studying abroad happen.
Better future plans:- Talk about the standard of living and abroad plans is incessant. The standard of living is therefore excellent, but there is much that can be improved upon settling abroad, and people do not have to worry about water shortages, power outages, traffic congestion, or pollution. Consequently, everything comes together to create a life that everyone should genuinely have. Immigration to other countries can make future plans after studying abroad happen.
We have discussed the push and pull factors of immigration in perks of immigration so one must understand by now why anyone would want to leave India and immigrate to other countries apart from the above reason. However, are we sure about the fact that other countries treat Indians right and equality? Are Indians getting the opportunities they were promised during immigration? Which countries offer the most to indians?
Where do Indians have the most opportunities?
India’s #1 preference for places to live and work is the United States, followed by the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and, to a lesser extent, hongkong. To be precise, Canada, the top choices for Indians to immigrate to alone offer a variety of employment and top-in demand professional jobs in IT & software, Engineering managers, Accounting and Finance, Human Resources Management, Hospitality, Sales & Marketing, Healthcare, etc. Other countries, as popular as Canada and the USA, offer equal range of employment opportunities in professions like Software developers, analysts, testers, Chefs, Waiters and bartenders Nurses, General managers, and Market research analysts.
Just like this, all the best countries offer variety to Indians to seek skilled immigration. Countries like UK and HongKong also seek special skill workers so if any individual is looking to immigrate with job letter in hand, he/she should look for their desired field country and go with immigration process as soon as possible since there are no shortage of employment in above countries
Nonetheless, due to tough securities, even highly qualified Indians find it difficult to acquire employment and work visas abroad due to stricter visa regulations in most countries which bring to our next discussion, what are the types of visa available for applicants and which type of visa Indians prioritize the most.
What Are The Types Of Visa Available
Even highly qualified professionals sometimes struggle to obtain a work visa so they can make a career abroad. It can be due to a drawn-out process or burdensome requirements. But, there are several countries where you, an Indian self-employed person, can easily obtain a work visa with higher career growth and other advantages. First thing first, there are types of visa available for applicant to choose from:-
- Permanent residency Visa: Permanent residency visa is where a person gains legal resident status in a country or territory of which such person is not a citizen but where they have the right to work, study, live and explore. With such a visa, they can enjoy the citizenship benefits of that country.
- Study visa: A student visa is a travel authorization issued by countries around the world. It permits foreign students to study at a university or college within its national territory. This gives holders the permission to enter the country and live within its borders for the duration of their course.
- Work permit/ work visa: An employment visa is a type of visa that grants the holder authorization to accept employment in a foreign country. With this visa, a person can benefit from foraging work experience.
- Sponsor visa: In sponsor visa where any permanent resident holder (green card holder) person can invite their relatives and family to the country with citizen benefits. They must be legally married for this visa to get acceptance.
- Investor visa: Residence by investment programs allow an applicant to obtain a permanent residency visa for a country by making an investment such as purchase of property or investment in a business. These programs are often known as “golden visas“
- Visitor visa: This visa can be used on a frequent basis to travel to see family, friends, or just to visit and explore the country . visitor visa can be valid for a maximum of 15 days.
If applicants have all eligible documents, they can easily apply for any of these types of visas, however, some countries make the whole visa process very complicated; thus, choosing the visa and country that will suit individual’s needs in a foreign country.