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In to India

Tuesday, 18 September 2012


HR Considerations 1. Indian Immigration Law for transferring staff: – Short Term – Long Term

2. Employment Law issues when transferring staff to India. 3. India Labour Market and Labour Law.


NOTTINGHAM


The Vision 1. Pre-eminent UK Immigration Law advisors. 2. To diversify into advising on Indian immigration law. 3. To diversify into advising on Chinese immigration law.


Setting Up The Indian Office 1. We took benefit of UKTI support. 2. Trips subsidised. 3. Market report. 4. 3 trips in 2006. 5. Dedicated UKTI accounts manager.


Setting Up The Indian Office Thomas Schaal Senior International Trade Adviser at UK Trade & Investment


Setting Up The Indian Office Business Visa 1.

Making Sales, establishing contacts and fact finding.

2.

Application made online at VFS Global.

3.

Supporting documents: –

Letter from UK company.

Letter of invitation from Indian company.

Maximum stay 180 days per visit.

NB: Can’t carry liquor to Gujarat without obtaining liquor permit.


Setting Up The Indian Office


Setting Up The Indian Office


Setting Up The Indian Office 1.

Hired accountants.

2.

Hired local lawyers.

3.

Gave duties and job descriptions.

Drafted standard contract of employment.

No surprises.

Except watch out for holiday provision.

6 day week normal.

20 holidays per year (of which 3 are Boxing Day, Good Friday and Saturday after Good Friday).

Scheduled holidays given 8.


Setting Up The Indian Office Finding Staff 1. Demographics in our favour. 2. Specialist recruiters. 3. Trade journals. 4. Advertising in Broad Sheet newspapers. 5. Hired hotel room, carried out i/v’s and typing tests.


Setting Up The Indian Office


Setting Up The Indian Office 1. Hierarchy structure is respected in India. 2. Understand the culture. 3. Indian staff should understand your culture. 4. Country manager / director should be from the UK.


Setting Up The Indian Office Transferring Staff Indian Employment Visa: 1.

Allows you to send employee to your India office.

2.

To send employee to install equipment as part of a contract of supply.

3.

To transfer staff who are providing know how, technical support / services for which Indian company is paying a fee.

4.

Minimum salary ÂŁ25k.

5.

Provision in employment contract that employee will pay tax in India.

6.

Maximum 5 years.

7.

Entry Visa for dependants.


Setting Up The Indian Office Transferring Staff Issues you will need to consider: -

See separate handout.

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Assignment letter.


Setting Up Your Indian Office

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CONTACT Thalej Vasishta Paragon Law 7b Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AJ T: +44 (0)115 964 4014 M: +44 (0)7977296783 E: thalejv@paragonlaw.co.uk W: www.paragonlaw.co.uk

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