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Old 18th Oct 2012, 10:28   #361 (permalink)
 
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If you only hold and Indian passport, then unfortunately you will have difficulty getting visa entry into most African countries for longer than a couple weeks (a month is the longest I have heard of). And if you are low hours you will need to be in the country for significantly longer than one month to be able to get a job.
This is NOT a result of the individual African governments, but the Indian governments decisions about how it treats Africans.
Your best option, actually, is Indian companies.
Untrue!! A number of Indians are working in Africa........as pilots.

About the treatment of Africans by the Indian Government. The Indian Government has arrangements with different African Governments for offering scholarships to African students for study in India. India also helps African countries in achieving their development goals unlike some other countries which colonized and brutally exploited Africa and its people.

Given below are some news articles.

22,000 new scholarships for African students in various academic courses: Preneet Kaur
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http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2012/03/01/271826-22-000-new-scholarships-for-African-students-in-various-academic-courses-Preneet-Kaur.html
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http://www.iccrindia.net/africascholarships.html
India pledges $5bn to help African states meet the MDGs
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/may/25/india-pledges-5bn-to-help-african-states-meet-mdgs
‘India now biggest trading partner with Nigeria’
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http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=95817:india-now-biggest-trading-partner-with-nigeria&catid=1:national&Itemid=559]?India now biggest trading partner with Nigeria?
India Displaces US as Nigeria’s Major Trading Partner
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http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/india-displaces-us-as-nigeria-s-major-trading-partner/118464/

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Old 18th Oct 2012, 10:42   #362 (permalink)
 
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Untrue!! A number of Indians are working in Africa........as pilots. One needs to be careful of people spreading disinformation.

About the treatment of Africans by the Indian Government. The Indian Government has arrangements with different African Governments for offering scholarships to African students for study in India. India also helps African countries in achieving their development goals unlike some other countries which colonized and exploited Africa and its people brutally.

Given below are some news articles.
Just stating my experience.
In order to get a job in Botswana or Namibia, you really need to be there for more than 4 weeks, but neither of those countries will give Indian nationals more than a 30 day visa.
This is reciprocal, the Indian government won't give more than a 30 day visa to people from Botswana or Namibia. Until the governments join in lengthening the visa period, it will remain extremely difficult for Indian nationals to get hired in Botswana or Namibia.

This does not mean that there are no Indian pilots in Africa, nor does it mean that India does not do things to benefit Africans, it's all about the visas.
It is far easier for an Indian to get a job flying for an Indian company than a company in Botswana or Namibia.

Outside of Botswana and Namibia, the minimum hours jump to 1000 for almost every African nation.

So, in response to the original question, it is almost impossible for someone with only 250 hours from India to get a job flying in Africa. However, in India, several companies are hiring commercial pilots with 250 hours, so, it's better to try in India than Africa.

These are the facts, not rumors.
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Old 18th Oct 2012, 14:22   #363 (permalink)
 
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so you mean I have to stay there for 3 months before to get a job and it's not even sure to get it ?

What is the cost of the life there ?
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Old 19th Oct 2012, 12:31   #364 (permalink)
 
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stay 3 months?
yes.
cost of life, depends on what you're used to and how you live.
read the thread 'maun botswana' for the answers to all your questions, plus some you haven't thought of yet.
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Old 19th Oct 2012, 13:05   #365 (permalink)
 
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Billboard, Darkroomsource is correct.

There is very few Indian nationals working in Botswana and Nambia for exactly this reason.
It is difficult for them to get visas in Botswana.
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Old 19th Oct 2012, 13:13   #366 (permalink)
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One remembers with affection the Indian pilot who used to work for what was then DCA in Pretoria.
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Old 4th Dec 2012, 16:21   #367 (permalink)
 
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Old 4th Dec 2012, 19:06   #368 (permalink)
 
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So Botswana doesn't allow Indians in for long periods of time, so what?
There are other countries in Africa that will offer them longer entries into the country.
What is the deal with India and Botswana on tourist permits??, because most people I know in Tanzania coming to look for work enter on a TOURIST permit (ie. 90 day max stay) FIRST, look for/find a job/convert licenses then leave/re-enter under a WORK permit (up to 90 days).
It's all very confusing and from the movement I've been seeing the minimums for alot of these places is starting to go up.
ie. 1000TT minimum now vs 250TT 10 years ago...

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Old 18th Dec 2012, 20:11   #369 (permalink)


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Hello,

Anybody heading to namibia? I will be there end of January.
Are there any latest news about the job situation in namibia?
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Old 24th Dec 2012, 21:40   #370 (permalink)
 
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Old 25th Dec 2012, 09:56   #371 (permalink)
 
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Could you PM any contact email of these companies in Africa?
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Old 26th Dec 2012, 03:11   #372 (permalink)
 
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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 15:32   #373 (permalink)
 
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Old 3rd Jan 2013, 04:11   #374 (permalink)


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Old 6th Jan 2013, 03:06   #375 (permalink)
 
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Old 8th Jan 2013, 23:54   #376 (permalink)
 
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Do anyone know where is the easiest place in Africa to get a job for low hour pilot? I have 290 hours, ME, CPL, IR, (FAA).

What country is the more possible to get job? Maybe someone know exact companies?

And how much money do I need to take with me to survive let say for one month of seek a job? Any advice?

Thank you
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Old 9th Jan 2013, 06:46   #377 (permalink)
 
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wrong thread - see the Maun thread - search for it, it goes on for many, many many pages, and every single question you can think of has been answered at least twice in that thread.
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Old 11th Jan 2013, 09:45   #378 (permalink)
 
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Old 15th Jan 2013, 08:34   #379 (permalink)


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Old 17th Jan 2013, 00:57   #380 (permalink)
 
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Is anyone aware of any Instructing jobs in Africa for a non-resident?
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