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Wonderful Apartment to Rent
My fiancé is Indian, and I am French girl. Our union has been accepted from both our families. For some professional reasons, I am in the UK for my end of studies and I am going back to France within 2 weeks. And since 7 months, my darling and I are separated since he is working in India.
We are thinking about getting married this year or beginning of next year... but the big question is raised.. WHERE?
WHERE DO WE LIVE? WHERE DO WE MARRY..?
Where can he finds a job? Where can I find a job? Where an Indo-French couple can be accepted? We think of the language barrier. I do speak French, English and Spanish but my devoted speaks English and many local Indian languages. Do we choose a 3rd country? Do we choose India?
Is anyone in the same situation can tell us about his or her experience?
It would definitely help us thinking and making a choice.
Thank you so much in advance for your help !!!
replied on March 05, 2014 with:
I am an Indian married to British Citizen. We went through really long journey of doing almost 2 years of long distance with meeting only once in 6 months for 2 weeks. We lived together for 6 months while planning for wedding and got married in India and later had ceremony in Italy (we thought it was romantic and easy access for his family to come) as we were not so keen to spend twice visa fees of £800 and instead we lived 18 months for New Zealand and now we are in UK after doing long visa process. Ofcourse we do need to think about long term where to live. One thing you would realize quickly and which I hadn't considered is that suddenly your parents and in laws seem to be getting old and they would also want to have a say in where you live.
I would like to say one thing as you are EU Citizen, this is sort of loophole and we realized when we were looking at our UK immigration. It is easier for EU Citizen to bring a spouse to UK then it is for British Citizen. You might have to work for 6 months in France before you can bring him to UK, provided you want to live in UK longer ??? Also generally there are talks of UK to separate from EU from time to time.
I think the best way to is to spend some time in both countries as it helps both of you to know the culture and understand each other better, know your travel preferences. Look at some travel brochures and visa procedures for both of you.
Let family get involved in wedding and so on but not overpower them your both decision where do you want to finally live. I think they say that when you have kid you have to be at one place but I am not sure how much of that stability one want in their life ? How much you like travelling ? How do you both see future of your kids and your ageing family ?
The most important thing in all this would be your strong relationship with each other and there would be outside influence. Different culture relationships aren't easy but they are great !
I wish you find country or place you can fall in love with and raise your family or while finding that place hope you can enjoy the journey of seeing the world.
replied on February 17, 2014 with:
You should probably consider moving to Quebec, Canada which has French as the first language. Canada is a country favouring immigrants from all over the world. You should have no problem in settling if you find a good job to survive. I am not sure what are your qualifications but if you are in sectors which are in demand and proficiency in Fremch should give you an advantage in the settlement. Same thing is true for your would be husband. If he has good job market potential then he shd be able to immigrate from India to Canada.
There are some pros and cons like everything. Pros -It is easy for both of u to settle here. More eaier to settle anywhere in Canada than in India. No language for both. Cons- The time for immigration could be different though. The job market depending on your qualification and experience. Could be an issue even in India. If u need additional info please do not hesitate to contact me.
I am French student national and I am used to live abroad. My friends and I are from different nationalities and most of the time we get problems with the immigration rules to get our Visa and to be registered in certain countries.
For the first time, i chose to go through an immigration company to help me out (Fragomen Global Immigration- India). And as you know a satisfied customer speaks! I really would like to recommend this company in India!
Woaw, I remember myself waiting sooo much at the FRRO and always have to come back to get finally registered by paying penalties... In 1 day I got my visa for India and in 1 day I got registered in India to get my residence permit! It was so much stress but seriously, this time it went so smoothly!
For country where it is difficult to get really legal in the country, it is sooo much better to use an immigration company, and Fragomen, they're really professional. After having leaving by myself all these troubles, I am still impressed by their pro-activity. And the people who handle my immigration case were so patient and really nice on phone... stress completely gone! It's already difficult to think about moving from home, requirements for new school, appartment there etc... So true, I take the time to share it with you other expats :)
Enjoy ur time in India :) I'm loving it
replied on March 05, 2014 with:
It is not necessary to use any immigration firm. One should try to use websites of the concerned department which should be good enough to get the form and necessary info.
I am so glad you were able to solve your problems using Fragomen. Unfortunately my family's experience with that firm has been totally dismal. I would not recommend them.
replied to the thread Apartment for rent
on the India forum on March 04, 2014:
I have a friend who is looking to rent a 5 bedroom apartment in Sultanpur,New Delhi.
If interested please contact
Sure ask them to call me on +919716116655 and we shall arrange the viewing..
If I am planning to move my electric stuffs like TV, Fridge etc from Australia to USA, I am not sure if these applicances will work in USA easily ? The Voltage in Australia is 220V but in USA is 110V.
Is it worth to move the electric appliances to USA due to this issue with the voltage ?
If you can hold it up with one hand, and it is expensive, move it to the USofA.
Transformers are available for devises that are not current friendly. Also USofA is 60 cycle.
I am moving with my fiancé in Mumbai and I am looking for a permanent job.
Can someone help?
I have 15 years experience in senior management in supply chain.
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Besides Naukri, try Shine, Times Jobs or Mitula, very good choice, there is a bit of a recession in India (where isn´t there one?)... and it obviously makes it tough to find a decent job but nevertheless with your background and qualificiations you should be able to land somewhere good for you. By the way which country are you from? perhaps there are companies from your country of origin in Mumbai or otherwise in Pune or Bangalore where you could register your profile. Good luck!
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Hello Valerie, Good luck with, 15 years in senior management should speak get a couple of doors open to you... ak916 is right... registering your CV in these sites is very good... there are other sites where you cabn look directly like mitula, round one or times jobs, check them out and break a leg.
I am moving to India on the 30th of Jan 2014. My husband is originally from India now he works there too. I'm very scared , I don`t wanna go at all and he knows it but I still have to go . there are many reason I don`t wanna go , first is I don`t wanna live with my in laws, its so old fashion to live with them all yet for them its normal . I want to be independent and have more space and most important a couple life. I told my husband all this but its always end up in arguments now I have closed this subject from past 3 months. Don't know how I`ll adjust over there? I lived in France for 20 years and 7 years in UK ! Even my parents and friends asking me if my hubby has found a house ? but problem is he doesn't want to live separate from his family..:( what can I do to change his mind ? how will I be able to adjust in this country ?? please help if you can
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Hi ! I am a French girl, and I am fiancé to my Indian love. I lived in France and the UK like you.. and in India with him for 2 years. There is no way for him that we live with his parents. We want to settle down fast.. we still choosing where depending on the job opportunities, and where we will gonna marry...
I totally understand that you don't want to live with your in laws, that's not our French culture. From my point of view, if you choose to live in India and if he wants to live with his parents and you don't, I would negotiate with him to live close but not in the same house/ flat. He can go there whenever he wants and you have your intimacy. If you already have resistance to live with all of them, that I can really understand.. believe me... it won't work for you. You both need to be happy especially when you start your life together.
Courage.. tu sais ce que l'on dit " la communication, il n'y a rien de mieux". Keep in touch
For those who have send me a message of support and courage ...Thank you so much !!
I am going with a clear and open-mind but a part of me is still very scared and unsure that is why I asked for advice and support from people who may have had same issues or have had same problem in the past.
I was Born in France , and lived my adult life in UK that makes me an European no??I only went India 2 times for my brother's and my own wedding ) that doesn't make me Indian. so my tittle is correct !!
Before and after marriage ,My Husband was working in Dubai for 4 years and I was teaching so I was going up and down every 2 months . We had decided to live in UK or Dubai ... India didn't come in mind until last 6 months when he got transferred there from UK only.
I love and respect my in-laws as much as I love my own parents !If it was the other way round, I wouldn't mind them leaving with us. I just want to have our own place; a place I can call home! and what is wrong in being cautious ?? What will I do if there is a problem in the family ?? where would we go if something happens and we suddenly have to leave the house ? leaving together always cause problem, if you are Indian you should know that there are always disagreements but if you are not and pretending you respect others culture you can`t and won`t understand til the day you`ll get a daughter- in-law thinking like me(and you won`t be able to say to your son you don`t want her ) !! so last comment was rude and inappropriate !
we are only Married from past 3 years and we both still are in our twenties and career wise always moved around the world but this one is a Huge move from Me.
Once again , Thank you for reading and for the supportive comments !
replied to the thread Moving Car from Overseas to India
on the India forum:
I am planning to move my new car from Australia to Lucknow in India.
Not sure if this will be worth cost wise and any pain given my the custom department in India for the clearance ?
Hi say that the car cost you US$ 1000.00 the relocation cost to India will be about US$ 7000.00 the duty will be 100 % plus fine and Penalty which also could be up to 100 %
Also note that Just because you bought the car for US$ 1000 does not mean duty is calculated on that, you will need to get the Manufacturers invoice, (dealers invoice will not do) and then depending how old it is you get depreciation on the manufacturers cost, if memory serves me right is 12% the first year, 10% second year, 8% third year and so on, also the car cant be very old as it needs to be atleaset euro 3 compliant
Thanks, say if the car costed me 1000$ AUD, how much is the toal relocation cost ?
Posh Flat Share available for expats at Marathalli for Rs 17000/- that includes Rent+Food+Laundry+Internet+TV+all Kitchen utensils+Hot water Bathing (Geyser)facility.
Rooms are fully furnished that has a carpet area 1300sqft + 2 balconies
Air condition facility available on request.
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HSR layout 6th Sector
2BHK, Ground floor Bungalow Available for rent.