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Expat Guide to Living in India

Whether you're already living in India or preparing to move to India, our Expat Guide to Living in India offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in India. For answers to specific questions, visit our India Forum to talk with expats in India.

How To Ship A Car To India

Job Webster of A1 Auto Transport offers tips for shipping a car to India.

10 Tips for Living in India

Expats in India advise finding an apartment building or home with a backup generator, hiring a driver and adapting to Indian food.

Moving Back to India – How I Did It

One woman shares her story of returning to her native India from a 15 year life in San Francisco. Would her kids adjust to the new lifestyle? Would it be a good transition for them?

Living in India: So What Do I Care?

Anamika Majumder, the founder of One Billion Literates, explores the values that unify India, a nation increasingly divided by extreme wealth and extreme poverty.

Moving to New Delhi, India

Do your homework when searching for your home. Is there a generator? Are the air conditioners connected to it? Is the water safe to drink? Check out the neighbors, the guards, mold issues and more.

Culture Shock in Mumbai, India

What is it like to move from Canada to Mumbai, India when the wheels of government don't turn the way you would like them to? This Expat Culture-Shock Report provides a window into that experience.

Culture Shock in Gurgaon, India

A mom who relocated to Gurgaon, India talks about the challenges of living in Gurgaon. She finds that there's a lack out outdoor space to walk and play. Plus, numerous locals on the street have picked up and touched her 4 year old daughter without permission, which has increased her and her daughter's anxiety when out in public. She now finds herself swatting away people on the street.

More Culture Shock Reports for India

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in India handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in India:
Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in India Reports

What are people's priorities in India - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in India:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

More Moving to India Reports

What should you take with you when you move to India? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in India? Below are some of the responses from expats in India:
Submit a Moving Overseas Report

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to India. If you are already living in India, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in India by taking our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in India? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in India by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in India? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in India? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

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Additional Articles
Repatriating to India: Boston Ave to Devarabeesanahalli

Anamika Majumder was a newlywed Indian expat living in Boston who attended graduate school, entered the business world and raised two young children. She and her husband ultimately decided to repatriate to India to raise their children in their home country. She describes their return to Bangalore and how she decided to start a Bangalore based non profit charitable trust called One Billion Literates Foundation.

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