Europe is the second smallest continent with 28 countries. And Europe has a stable economy, a low poverty rate, and is less densely populated than India, making it an ideal destination for Indians to work and settle.
To work in European countries, Indian citizens must obtain a work visa. Each country in Europe has its rules and regulations for work permits. European Union countries have a great demand for skilled professionals. They lure the foreign professionals with skills that are in shortage in their countries. Grab this opportunity to work in European countries with work visas.
Here are some of the work visas for European countries that allow Indians to work on the continent.
Along with that, two other options let you work in Europe.
European Blue Card
The European blue card allows you to work in 25 of the EU's 28 member states. The United Kingdom, Ireland, and Denmark are the only nations that do not issue this type of work permit. University graduation or at least five years of professional experience, as well as a job offer paying at least 150 percent of the country's minimum wage and lasting at least one year, are required. A European Blue Card will cost you €140.
After 18 months on a Blue Card, workers can apply for a new Blue Card in a different nation. After two years, candidates with a blue card can usually change jobs with their present employer or begin working for a different business in the same country. Certain countries are more restricted when it comes to shifting careers and firms.
A Schengen visa does not allow you to work, but it is a short-term visa that allows travelers to travel to one or more Schengen nations for tourism or business. The Schengen consulate can give you a single-entry visa, a double-entry visa, or a multiple-entry visa depending on your reasons for visiting the Schengen nations and the frequency of your travels.
Each country has individual work visas ad their requirements also differ. Some of the general work visa requirements for Europe are,
Here is the list of general document requirements for a European employment visa:
Here are the steps for the Europe Work visa application process.
The price of a Schengen work visa varies depending on the country:
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As a result of inflation and other costs, as well as policy changes, these costs may change over time.
It is strongly advised that you apply for a work visa in Europe at least two months before your planned trip to the Schengen countries. This is the situation since European embassies require six weeks to process an employment visa application. In some cases, the processing time can be extended to up to 12 weeks.
In General, European work visas are valid for only one year. And some countries give the validity based on your employment contract. And it can be extended later. The visa sticker placed on your passport will provide the validity of your visa.
Apply at least 4-6 months before your departure to the EU country where you intend to work at a consulate or embassy in your home country.
If blue cardholder loses their job, they are permitted to stay in the country for three months to look for new employment. They are entitled to social security benefits during this time. Their blue card may be canceled if they are still jobless after three months.
A Schengen visa costs €80 per adult and must be applied for two months before arrival. Nonetheless, depending on the applicant's age, nationality, and other circumstances, certain categories will be required to pay a smaller price or no fee at all.
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