Category: Indian Visa News

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.

“93 Per Cent From India,” Trump Told In Appeal Against Ending Work Permit

H-4 visas are issued by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to immediate family members – spouse and children under 21 years of age – of the holder of H-1B visa, the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals.

New Fast-Track Visa For Doctors From Countries Like India: UK Official

Boris Johnson had announced plans for an Australian-style points based immigration system in his maiden speech as British Prime Minister in July, saying the UK would put it in place once it leaves the European Union (EU) and is free of the EU freedom of movement rules.

Infosys whistleblower case: Judge calls for mediation

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde gives a speech at a special forum preceding in Tokyo. Highlights In an exclusive interview to NDTV’s Shweta Rajpal Kohli, Mauritius Foreign Minister Arvin Boolell talks about GAAR, tax treaty, black money and the measures being taken. New Delhi: The US federal judge hearing whistleblower Jack Palmer’s visa fraud allegation […]

Being denied an India visa a deep wound: Salman Rushdie

London: Describing not being able to visit India for over 12 years as a “long exile,” controversial India-born writer Salman Rushdie says that being denied a visa and Indian embassies abroad keeping away from him was a “deep wound” inflicted on him by India. Mr Rushdie’s 1988 book, ‘The Satanic Verses’, was soon banned in […]

Victory for tech industry: H1B visas could double: report

Washington: In a major victory for the tech industry, US visas for high-skilled foreign workers, including those from India, could double under a bipartisan Senate immigration plan, according to the Washington Post. The proposal would also give permanent legal status to an unlimited number of students who earn graduate degrees from US universities in science, […]

Foreign tourists to get collective landing permits

New Delhi: With a view to attract more foreign tourists, government has decided to provide collective landing permits. According to the revised procedure, foreign tourists in groups of four or more arriving by air or sea and sponsored by Tourism Ministry approved Indian travel agencies are to be granted collective landing permit for a period […]

US working with India to streamline education visa process

Washington: The United States is working with the Indian Government to streamline the latter’s education visa, which is being considered as a major hindrance for American students wanting to go to the country for education, a top Obama Administration official has said. Though more than 100,000 Indian students come to the US for study every […]

India intends to extend visa on arrival for 40 countries including US and UK

India’s share in the international tourist receipts in the year 2012 was 0.64 per cent with overall ranking of 41. (File photo of Delhi’s IGI airport) New Delhi: India intends to extend visa on arrival facility to tourists from 40 more countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Brazil, Australia, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, […]

India warns US of consequences on visa reform

New Delhi: India has warned the United States of consequences for its companies if lawmakers tighten visa rules on high-tech firms as part of an immigration overhaul. Ambassador Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that India would see a decision to restrict certain temporary visas for skilled workers as a sign that the US economy is becoming less […]