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US: Legislation Introduced To Provide Relief To Children Of Visa Holders Who Face Deportation

US: Legislation Introduced To Provide Relief To Children Of Visa Holders Who Face Deportation

If successful, this law will benefit over 200,000 people, mostly Indians.

16 September 2021
Centre Extends Visas Of Stranded Foreigners Till August 31

Centre Extends Visas Of Stranded Foreigners Till August 31

These foreign nationals will not be required to submit any application to the FRRO or FRO concerned for extension of their visas.

04 June 2021

Indian Student Gets UAE’s Coveted 10-Year Golden Visa

Tasneem Aslam, who hails from Kerala, received the Golden Visa in the exceptional student category and is allowed to stay in the country till 2031

US Completes Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process For H-1B Visa

US Completes Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process For H-1B Visa

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows American companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical...

31 March 2021

Senators Urge President Joe Biden To Revoke Ban On H-1B And Other Visas

In June 2020, Donald Trump instituted Proclamation 10052, ceasing the processing of non-immigrant H-1B, L-1, H-2B, and J-1 visas, based on the alleged...

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04 March 2021
Legislation Regarding H-1B Visa Introduced In US House of Representatives

Legislation Regarding H-1B Visa Introduced In US House of Representatives

The new legislation proposes to overhaul the H-1B visa program by making necessary changes in the Immigration and Nationality Act.


27 February 2021
US Senators Introduce Legislation To Cease China's Access To Long-Term Visa

US Senators Introduce Legislation To Cease China's Access To Long-Term Visa

It will prohibit Chinese nationals from receiving the visas until the Secretary of State certifies that China has ceased its campaign of economic and...


17 February 2021
UK Artists Express Concern Over Post-Brexit Visa Rule, Say It Will Spell Disaster

UK Artists Express Concern Over Post-Brexit Visa Rule, Say It Will Spell Disaster

British artists now have to comply with different rules in the 27 EU nations, negotiating visas for performers and permits for equipment.


16 November 2020
UAE Grants 10-Year Golden Residency Visa To More Professionals

UAE Grants 10-Year Golden Residency Visa To More Professionals

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum made the major announcement in a series of tweets.


02 November 2020
SC Asks Trial Courts To Expedite Hearing Against Foreign Tablighi Jamaat

SC Asks Trial Courts To Expedite Hearing Against Foreign Tablighi Jamaat

205 FIRs have been lodged against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members by 11 states and 2,765 such foreigners have been blacklisted so far: Affidavit


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22 October 2020
Government Eases Visa Curbs; OCI, PIO Card Holders Can Now Visit India

Government Eases Visa Curbs; OCI, PIO Card Holders Can Now Visit India

The Indian government on Thursday restored the validity of all existing visas, except the ones issued under electronic, tourist and medical categories.


15 July 2020
US Revokes New Student Visa Rule After Outrage, Challenge By Top Universities

US Revokes New Student Visa Rule After Outrage, Challenge By Top Universities

The U-turn by the Trump administration comes following a nationwide outrage against its July 6 order and a series of lawsuits filed by a large number of...


12 March 2020
India Suspends All Tourist Visas Till April 15 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

India Suspends All Tourist Visas Till April 15 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The government also 'strongly advised' Indians to avoid all non-essential travel abroad.


18 February 2020
High Commission Confirms UK Labour MP Denied India Entry For Invalid Visa

High Commission Confirms UK Labour MP Denied India Entry For Invalid Visa

Debbie Abrahams, who is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir, claimed she was travelling on a valid e-visa to India to visit family and...


08 November 2019
US Hikes H1B Application Fee By $10

US Hikes H1B Application Fee By $10

The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the application of highly specialised...


03 September 2019
Pak Govt Will Issue Multiple, On-Arrival Visas To Sikh Pilgrims From India And Other Countries: Imran Khan

Pak Govt Will Issue Multiple, On-Arrival Visas To Sikh Pilgrims From India And Other Countries: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said the government will provide Sikh pilgrims maximum possible facilities during their pilgrimage to the holy sites in...


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29 August 2019
Pak To Start Visa Process For Sikh Pilgrims On Sept 1 For Guru Nanak Birth Anniversary Celebrations

Pak To Start Visa Process For Sikh Pilgrims On Sept 1 For Guru Nanak Birth Anniversary Celebrations

The decision was taken on Wednesday by the Religious Tourism and Heritage Committee (RTHC) during a meeting chaired by Governor Chaudhry Sarwar at the Governor...


20 August 2019
India's E-Tourist Visa Fee To Be Based On Tourist Footfall

India's E-Tourist Visa Fee To Be Based On Tourist Footfall

While tourists from all the countries to which India has extended e-visa facility will pay USD 10 for a 30-day e-visa in the lean season, they will have to pay...


21 July 2019
Controversial Bangladeshi Author Taslima Nasreen's Indian Residence Permit Extended By One Year

Controversial Bangladeshi Author Taslima Nasreen's Indian Residence Permit Extended By One Year

Taslima Nasreen, a citizen of Sweden, has been getting residence permit on a continuous basis since 2004.


09 July 2019
Indian Business Tycoon Becomes First Expat In Sharjah To Hold UAE's Permanent Residency

Indian Business Tycoon Becomes First Expat In Sharjah To Hold UAE's Permanent Residency

In a related development, Kerala-born Dr P A Ibrahim Haji, co-chairman of jewellery company Malabar Group and chairman of PACE Group, also received his golden...


12 June 2019
Sri Lankan Woman Goes Missing In UAE After Family's Illegal Status Exposed

Sri Lankan Woman Goes Missing In UAE After Family's Illegal Status Exposed

M P Madhusoothanan, 63, said his wife Rohini Perera, 58, was under treatment for mental illness, after the illegal status of the family, who live in Sharjah,...


02 June 2019
US Opts For 'Extreme Vetting', Visa Applicants To Share Social Media Details

US Opts For 'Extreme Vetting', Visa Applicants To Share Social Media Details

The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years' worth of email addresses and phone numbers.


30 May 2019
US Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Protect H-4 Visa Workers

US Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Protect H-4 Visa Workers

H-4 visa holders had obtained work permits under a special order issued by the previous Obama administration. Indian-Americans were a major beneficiary of this...


01 May 2019
Two Indian Nationals Arrested In Sri Lanka For Not Having Valid Visa

Two Indian Nationals Arrested In Sri Lanka For Not Having Valid Visa

The others arrested for the crime, include ten Nigerians, an Iraqi, and a Thai national staying in different parts of the Lankan capital.


25 March 2019
Pak Man Residing In India For 50 Years To Get Citizenship: Home Ministry To Bombay HC

Pak Man Residing In India For 50 Years To Get Citizenship: Home Ministry To Bombay HC

Karadia (53) had approached the HC through his counsels Ashish Mehta and Sujay Kantawala after his LTV expired and a deportation notice was issued against...


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