Indonesian Election Presents US With Narendra Modi-Style Visa Headache

Washington: The emergence of Prabowo Subianto as a serious contender in Indonesia’s election this week means the United States faces the awkward possibility of having to welcome another Asian leader it had denied entry to because of alleged links to mass killings. The situation has arisen days after Washington found itself having to change course […]

What About Visas for Indians? Reciprocity Needed

(Rahul Venkit is a Brussels-based multimedia journalist from India reporting on Europe for a Chinese news agency.) India recently expanded a visa-on-arrival scheme to include 43 countries – among them Australia, Brazil, Germany and the US. The liberalized visa regime will eventually be extended to 180 countries, aimed to help India improve its dismal record […]

Make In India? Okay, First Sort Out Visas

(Jean-Pierre Lehmann is an emeritus professor of international political economy at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is currently a visiting professor on the Faculty of Business and Economics at Hong Kong University.) India is a country I know reasonably well. Although I have never lived there, I have been visiting regularly since 1960. Also, a […]

E-Tourist Visa to be Extended to 150 Countries by March 31 Next Year

Representational Image New Delhi: E-tourist visa facility, which allows foreigners to get easy travel documents to visit India on the click of a button, will be extended to 150 countries and some more airports within this fiscal. A Home Ministry official said that plans are afoot to offer the service to a total 150 countries […]

India Visa For This Man Seen As Payback For China Protecting Masood Azhar

Dolkun Isa said he has an electronic visa to come to India next week. Highlights Dolkun Isa a Germany-based Uyghur activist, accused of terrorism by China Granted e-visa for a conference in Dharamsala, says he’s ‘still deciding’ China govt not too happy, India should guarantee my safety: Dolkun Isa New Delhi: As China repeatedly justifies […]

‘100 Per Cent Sure It’s China’s Pressure,’ Says Activist Denied Visa By India

Tiananmen activist Lu Jinghua is one of three Chinese dissidents denied visa by India this week Highlights Was told visa had been cancelled at New York’s JFK airport, she alleges ‘100% believe it’s Chinese government’s pressure on India,’ she said Government sources say she had never been issued a visa New Delhi: Chinese activist Lu […]

Commerce Ministry Pitches For Comprehensive Visa Relaxation Norms

The proposal to relax visa norms in India is part of the initiatives to boost India’s services trade. New Delhi: The Commerce and Industry Ministry is rooting for comprehensive relaxation of visa norms to boost services trade, a proposal that is being taken up with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The proposal, according to an […]

Government Considering Liberal Visa Policy To Boost Services Sector

Photo for representational purpose. New Delhi: The government is considering a proposal to relax the visa regime of the country to promote trade in services, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha she said, a liberalised visa regime helps in promotion of trade in services in different […]

US Missions In India Increase Visa Appointments

US embassy increased the number of visa appointments to eliminate wait times for travelers from India New Delhi: The US embassy and consulates in India have increased the number of visa appointments for a limited period of time, according to an embassy statement issued in New Delhi on Friday. “The US embassy and the four […]

‘Gulf Dream’: India Warns Job Seekers Against Fake UAE Visas

In the first half of 2017, the Indian Consulate received 540 labour complaints mostly due to fake employment offers.