Indians emerge as fastest growing nationality for UK student visa applications
Indian professionals also held on to their global lead in the Tier 2 skilled visa category for the UK, with over 57,000 visas granted to Indian workers last year - accounting for over 50 per cent of all such visas.
UK extends work visas for Indian, foreign doctors amid coronavirus outbreak
In a relief to foreign doctors, including from India, whose visas...
Need easier US residency rules for students: Lobby group backed by Bill Gates, Zuckerberg
At present, international students can switch to a ...
Indian students abroad at crossroads
According to data from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, more than 6,20,000 Indians students went abroad in 2018-19.
Relief for Indian travellers & H1B visa holders in the US
In a big relief to Indian travellers stuck in the US in the wake of the COVID-19 travel restrictions, the US dept of state has announced that in view of numerous international flights that have been cancelled, travellers can apply to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for extensions to those visas.
US group asks Donald Trump to suspend H-1B program
US Tech Workers, a non-profit which advocates more local hiring, has written to US President saying unemployment claims had gone up to 3 million in the previous week. “We urge you to pause the H-1B visa program that would bring in 85,000 workers this year and suspend the recently approved addition of additional 35,000 workers for the H-2B visa,” it said.
Coronavirus impact: Indians pack their bags for home
People studying overseas and those on short trips abroad are returning to India ahead of time. Airlines aren’t sure about the impact of the visa curbs. Delta has announced a cut in New York-Mumbai services from five a week to four between April and October.
Nasscom seeks extension for near-expiry H-1B visas
Nasscom has requested the US Department of Homeland Service (DHS), the labor department and the US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) for a 90-day grace period for professionals to depart the US following expiration of their H-1B/ L-1 visas.
Visa freeze by US Embassy due to coronavirus may ground Indian IT companies
The move, necessitated by the Covid-19 virus outbreak will make it difficult for software exporters to send employees on projects and sales calls to the United States, which generates over two-thirds of the Indian IT industry’s revenue. The embassy has said that applicants could reschedule visa interviews once regular consular operations resume.
Monetary relief to Indian students stuck in US, Canada, Australia & UK soon
On Sunday, Canada began accepting applications for its newly introduced Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, a scheme under which unemployed workers can get $500 a week for up to 16 weeks. This is also applicable to international students who pass the eligibility criteria.
Indian American hoteliers join hands to help Indian students stranded in US
Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) from across the US has pledged over 2000+ rooms for stranded Indian students in the US as the campuses across the country are closed and stringent travel restrictions are in place.
Only 7,990 Indian employees got green card in fiscal 2019
Annually, the US sets aside only 1.40 lakh green cards for employment-based applicants and there is a 7% per-country cap, though undistributed green cards can be added to this percentage on a firstcome, first-served basis.
Neufeld memo: US Court scraps old memo used to deny H-1B visas
The US court for the District of Columbia invalidated what is known as the ‘Neufeld Memo’ used since 2010 by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to establish an employee-employer relationship, in order to delay or deny work permits to technology workers, a majority of whom are Indian nationals.
Indian-American hoteliers offer free accommodation to stranded Indian students
Indian-American hoteliers have come forward to rescue the stranded Indian students in the US following implementation of lockdown measures in the country in response to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus pandemic, offering them free accommodation and free meals.
Covid-19: Indian students stranded in US seek govt help in evacuation
Indiana (USA), Apr 09 (ANI): Indian students from Surat who are stranded in parts of US have appealed for help and evacuation to the Indian ...
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