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INDIA – Consulates to Require Labor Market Information on Visa Applications

Effective immediately, some Indian consulates and embassies (particularly those in the U.S., Canada, and some countries in Europe) will require labor market information from employers who are sponsoring foreign nationals to work in India. Employers may be asked to submit a letter that certifies the foreign worker is a skilled professional, expert, or management-level employee who possesses skills that were not fulfilled by any Indian candidates. Consular officers may also request from the employer proof that he/she tried to hire an Indian worker for the position, such as a job advertisement. These additional documents may be requested upon the submission of the employment visa applications for foreign workers.

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation.

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