Resources – Asia

Within the Asia region, Chartered Accountants Worldwide has five member institutes – Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP), Institute of Indonesia Chartered Accountants (IAI) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Member Organisations

ICAI

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a statutory body established under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 for the regulation of the profession of Chartered Accountants in India. During its 66 years of existence, ICAI has achieved recognition as a premier accounting body not only in the country but also globally […]

ICAP

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) is the statutory and regulatory body for the accounting profession in Pakistan, formed under the Chartered Accountants Ordinance, 1961. Since inception, ICAP has made concentrated efforts to achieve excellence in its activities, add value to businesses and the economy […]

IAI

Institute of Indonesia Chartered Accountants (IAI)

Ikatan Akuntan Indonesia (Institute of Indonesia Chartered Accountants – IAI) is the recognised professional accountancy organisation in Indonesia. Established in December 23rd, 1957, IAI continues to serve and develop the accountancy profession in the country through among others, establishment of the Chartered Accountant (CA) Indonesia […]

CA Sri Lanka

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) is the national body of accountants in Sri Lanka incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1959. As the sole authority in promulgating accounting and auditing standards in Sri Lanka, CA Sri Lanka has contributed immensely towards fostering financial knowledge […]

Institute of chartered accountants Bangladesh

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh

ICAB is a leading professional membership organization that promotes, develops and regulates the accountancy profession in Bangladesh. ICAB members hold a widely respected professional accounting qualification which supports enterprise, corporate governance and sustainable growth in the business environment.

ISCA

Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore. ISCA’s vision is to be a globally recognised professional accountancy body, bringing value to our members, the profession and wider community. There are over 32,000 ISCA members making their stride in businesses across […]

Mobility & Opportunities

There are many great reasons to work in Asia, and plenty of opportunities for Chartered Accountants. We have collated some useful information and links to assist you in starting to think about working in Asia.

To work in Singapore as a foreigner, you must have a work visa before starting employment. There are various types of visas for professionals, and you can find more details at the Singapore Ministry of Manpower website http://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits.

Below are links to other useful information sources:

The National Portal of India provides access to information and services from all Indian Government agencies. Follow this link to see more: india.gov.in. All foreign nationals entering India must hold a valid international travel document such as a passport, along with a valid visa to enter the country. Individual visa seekers can find out more information about the visa process at this link: indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html

Pakistan’s official Government gateway site includes a variety of links to information about the visa application process, immigration policy, business, banking and public services: pakistan.gov.pk

  • Foreign nationals may work in Pakistan if they have an appropriate visa and work permit. The Directorate General of Immigration and Passports is responsible for all matters relating to passports, visas and the process for acquiring the necessary documents: www.dgip.gov.pk
  • Pakistan Missions abroad are authorised to grant entry work visas to foreign expatriates on the recommendations of the Board of Investment for one year, extendable on a yearly basis: More details are available here: www.dgip.gov.pk/Files/Visa%20Categories.aspx

Sri Lanka’s Government has a ‘smart gateway’ website listing much of the important information you might need before seeking work in Sri Lanka. The portal includes links to employment information, banking, tax and insurance, as well as trade and business. You can find out more at www.gov.lk/index.php.

  • It’s not possible to change visa type after arriving in Sri Lanka. If you plan to seek employment in the country, you must not use the Electronic Travel Authorization but instead you must have an entry visa. You can find more information about eligibility and the application process at this link: www.immigrationlanka.com/Info-2-4.html
  • A Residence Visa is a permit for a non-Sri Lankan to obtain long term facilities for special purposes such as working. See more details about the requirements at this link: workinsrilanka.lk/immigration

Foreigners looking to work in Indonesia must have a work permit called an IMTA and a limited stay visa, or VITAS. Getting accredited to work in Indonesia can be complicated. Your future employer must go through the application process on your behalf by contacting the Ministry of Manpower who will then make a recommendation to the General Directorate of Immigration.

Looking for accounting or finance opportunities in Singapore, India, Pakistan, Indonesia or Sri Lanka? Visit the links below to continue your search:

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