August 31, 2022
India announces new salary requirement for Employment Visa applicants
The Indian Consulates in Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and the US are now requiring Employment Visa applicants to submit an employment contract with a host entity in India confirming that they will receive a salary in India. However, the Indian government has not issued a formal communication on this matter. The new policy will require impacted foreign employers that assign their employees to work in India to place these employees on Indian payrolls and re-evaluate their current processes for deploying highly skilled or qualified foreign personnel to India.
A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.
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