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Visa and Immigration

Oct 15, 2019, 04.21 PM IST
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US okayed more H-1B visas this year despite stricter scrutiny

The US has approved a higher number of H-1B applications (both for initial visas and visa extensions for continued employment) this year, showing that the demand for these work visas continues unabated.

India relaxes e-visa policy for Chinese nationals

"October 2019 onwards, Chinese nationals can apply for an e-Tourist visa (e-TV) of a 5-year validity with multiple entries," a statement by the embassy reads.

Decline in US visa approvals continues

The number of approved L-1A and L-1B visas stood at 71.9% in FY19, compared to 77.8% in FY18.

Apply for visa 90 days prior to employment start date: US Embassy

US work visa for Indian nationals is one of the most important issues between US and India bilateral ties.

As countries open up, use of e-visas surge

The report, released in August this year shows that the share of world population requiring a traditional visa declined from 75% in 1980 to 53% in 2018.

For US entry, the rich prefer EB5 over H-1B

EB5 visa puts investors who meet certain criteria on a fast track path to obtaining permanent residency in US.

Russia extends e-visa for Indians to visit Saint Petersburg, Leningrad Region

The facility starts from Oct 1 and can be availed by filling an electronic application form and uploading a digital photo at least four days before the expected date of arrival.

Aged-out kids in US: Must opt for international student-visa or self deport

The US Senate has blocked a bill that seeks to lift per-country green card limit, dashing hopes of Indian families.

India asks Britain to ensure students from country do not face visa problems

In the delegation-level talks, both sides discussed issues of mutual concern related to immigration and citizenship.

US companies move jobs out as visa curbs hurt

MNCs are hiring tech talent at offshore offices in India, Canada, and China, according to a study.

Saudi Arabia waives fees on expats working in industrial sector

Saudi Arabia waives fees on expats working in industrial sector

The levies sparked an exodus of expats, hitting the economy without making a dent in Saudi unemployment.

Small-town India goes global: Huge rise in demand for visas at doorstep

Small-town India goes global: Huge rise in demand for visas at doorstep

As more Indians explore uncharted territories for work or holiday, it is travellers from the farthest corners who want to be out and about.

Bill proposing liberalised green card regime fails US Senate test

Bill proposing liberalised green card regime fails US Senate test

If the vote on unanimous consent had gone through, the Senate could have bypassed committees, amendments, and resulting public debates and passed the Bill.

Indian-Americans support dual citizenship: Survey

Indian-Americans support dual citizenship: Survey

The survey has been compiled by Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS) USA .

Go easy on H-1B, STEM pupils to win against China: US think tank

Go easy on H-1B, STEM pupils to win against China: US think tank

US should remove curbs on H-1B visas to help retain edge against China, a US-based think tank has said.

UK Parliament panel slams ‘flawed' reaction to visa row affecting many Indians

UK Parliament panel slams ‘flawed' reaction to visa row affecting many Indians

The House of Commons PAC had opened an inquiry into a scandal dating back five years over allegations of cheating in the TOEIC, a compulsory requirement in some student visa cases.

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