Schengen visa application fee hike to Euro 80 from February 2
A Schengen visa is needed for 26 European countries, including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Switzerland & Spain. The increase in the visa fee comes as an updated Schengen Visa Code will apply from Feb 2, 2020. Children aged 6 to 12 will have to pay Euro 40 instead of Euro 35, as it is currently.
Digital will soon cross 50% of Infosys revenue: Salil Parekh
CEO Salil Parekh said that the digital business would cross more than 50% of its revenue as the IT services provider wins large deals from clients investing in technology to differentiate.
Nasscom questions legality of US immigration agency’s visa fee hike plan
The fee hike by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is for the short-term work permits used by IT companies to send highly-skilled workers to the US, and Nasscom has opposed it in a submission to the immigration agency’s parent, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
UAE introduces multi-entry tourist visas for five years for all nationalities
The new tourist visa will be valid for 5 years and can be used for multiple entries and is open for all nationalities. Travellers from Africa, some South American countries, Arab states outside the Gulf, and European states from outside the European Union and former Soviet Union previously needed visas.
Saudi Arabia eases visa rules for Indian tourists
Any Indian holding a valid US, UK or Schengen and travelling by Saudi national carrier for tourism will be offered visa-on-arrival in Saudi Arabia.
No OTP for transactions upto Rs 2,000 on Flipkart with Visa
Products like Flipkart Pay Later and Cardless Credit have been introduced to help new-to-credit customers enjoy a shopping experience that is seamless and affordable, with the larger goal to onboard the next 200 million customers, said the company.
Indian IT’s H-1B visa woes could worsen in 2020
US will bring a new system in April that requires cos to register in advance names of staff who need work permit.
Iran Foreign Minister says US declined him a visa to attend UN meeting
Soleimani's remains and those of the others killed in the airstrike were brought to a central square in Kerman, a desert city surrounded by mountains that dates back to the days of the Silk Road where he will be buried later on Tuesday.
SBI, NPCI seek ‘Visa power’ for RuPay cards
Zero MDR would disincentivise banks to issue RuPay cards and they would prefer its rivals, SBI has said.
Diversity under lens as IT faces fresh suits in US
In December, Wipro received a lawsuit over allegations of racial discrimination by an African-American employee named Kevin Clark. The same month, India’s second largest software services exporter Infosys received a lawsuit from Cathy Szczepinski in Ohio for alleged violation of fair labour standards and denial of overtime payment.
Philippines bans 2 US senators, mulls new visa rules
President Rodrigo Duterte will impose a requirement on US nationals to get visas should any Philippine officials involved in the incarceration of senator Leila de Lima be denied entry to the US, as sought by US senators Richard Durbin and Patrick Leahy.
Norwegian national asked to leave India for violating visa norms
Janne-Mette Johansson said in a Facebook post that she has been directed by the Bureau of Immigration authorities, who again came to her hotel, to leave the country at once. The 71-year-old woman settled in Sweden said when she sought an explanation or something in writing, the authorities informed her that she would not get anything in writing.
Confusion prevails over visa denial to Bengal Minister by Dhaka
Bangladesh government is cautious with any cleric who wants to propagate conservative views and had earlier denied visa to Zakir Naik.
Visa’s going to process all transactions locally: T R Ramachandran
India has probably leapfrogged many of our peers in creating world-class real-time payments architecture.
Jaishankar speaks on CAA, Kashmir and H-1B visa at US meetings
While addressing the media in Washington DC on December 20, the External Affairs Minister (EAM) of India, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said, “Amo...
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