Month: October 2020

Visa refusal: India outraged, says Canada discriminating

New Delhi: India is outraged and has alleged discrimination after Canada refused visas to several Indian officers citing grounds ranging from human rights violation to terrorism. The latest is the case of an Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer being denied a visa. “We take this matter very, very seriously, that’s what I want to say. Of […]

H1B visa issue: India, US look for ‘workable solution’

The visa row between India and the United States may soon find a workable solution. The good part is that despite this being an election year in the US, where unemployment rates are peaking, a compromise formula is being worked out between the two countries to make both sides happy. Talks are on between the […]

Joint rise of India, China irreversible: Chinese envoy

New Delhi: Notwithstanding border dispute and visa row, India and China on Monday projected a positive outlook of their relations, with China saying that the rise of the two countries together was “irreversible” which no force can stop even as some countries are trying to “drive a wedge”. Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yan said in spite […]

India, Pakistan sign liberalized visa agreement

  India and Pakistan today signed the much-awaited liberalized visa agreement, introducing for the first time group tourist and pilgrim visas, separate visa for businessmen and visa on arrival for those over 65 years of age.   The new pact, signed between external affairs minister S M Krishna and Pakistan interior minister Rehman Malik, replaces […]

‘High-risk’ Indians to give bonds of Rs 2.7 lakh for UK visa

New Delhi: Britain confirmed on Monday that Indian visitors deemed to pose a “high risk” of overstaying their visas would need to provide a cash bond, but stressed the new scheme would only involve a small number of people. An official from the British High Commission in New Delhi said the pilot scheme would begin […]

Government On Track To Extend E-Tourist Visa Facility To 150 Nations

This high growth may be attributed to introduction of e-tourist visa for 113 countries as against the earlier Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) scheme for citizens of 12 nations. New Delhi: The government is on track to extend e-tourist visa facility, which allows foreigners to get the travel document online, to 37 more countries by […]

431 Pakistani Minorities Get Long-Term Indian Visa, Can Get PAN, Aadhaar, Buy Property

The move, amidst the strained India-Pakistan relations, is in line with India’s policy to help minorities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who come to India after facing alleged persecution in their home country.

H1-B Visa Application Process Begins; ‘Zero Tolerance For Errors,’ Says US: 10 Points

The H-1B work that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in areas that need theoretical or technical expertise

Ending H-4 Holders’ Work Permits “Devastating For Families”: US IT Body

Yesterday, a letter from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services said it has decided to terminate the Obama-era regulation that granted work permits to H-4 visa holders (who are spouses of H-1B visa holders), a majority of whom are Indian professionals, and are mostly women.