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254 Indian millionaires used ‘golden visa’ route to UK in 12 years: Report

Spotlight on Corruption said that Indians ranked as the seventh nationality of super-rich to have availed of the Tier 1 (Investor) Visa, adding up to 254 between 2008 and 2020. China topped the list at 4,106, followed by Russia (2,526), Hong Kong (692), t
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Citizen friendly passport services soon, says MEA; Check details

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has plans to further simplify the passport rules and processes by minimizing the compliance burden on the citizens.

Jaishankar compliments officials for timely passport delivery despite pandemic

In an address at an event to mark 'Passport Seva Divas', Jaishankar particularly mentioned maintenance of "high standards" of passport services by the Ministry of External Affairs and other agencies d

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Good news for IT professionals! Some H-1B visa seekers can now re-submit their applications

The H-1B visa allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of em

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US Chambers seeks to double H-1B quota, eliminate per country quota for Green Card

The most sought-after H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

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H-1B approval rates for Infosys has significantly increased from FY21 first quarter, says COO Pravin Rao

Asked about reports about millions of jobs being slashed by top Indian IT firms on account of increasing automation, Rao said industry body Nasscom has already clarified that the IT sector has and wil

H-1B approval rates for Infosys has significantly increased, says COO Pravin Rao

One step closer to American dream! Visas open for Indian students who have applied in US Universities

The embassy has declared that student visas remain one of the top priorities of the U.S mission to India – they plan to make every attempt to facilitate student travel in time for the fall semester

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H-1B visa: USCIS reverses Trump-era policy denying certain immigrant visa applications

As part of the updated RFE and NOID policy, the USCIS is rescinding a July 2018 memo that permitted agency officers to deny certain immigration benefit requests instead of first issuing an RFE or NOID

We are taking action to eliminate policies that fail to promote access to the legal immigration system and will continue to make improvements that help individuals navigate the path to citizenship, and that modernise our immigration system, said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas.

BLS International resumes accepting visa applications for India, Spain, others

It has a network of more than 12,000 centres globally with robust strength of over 15,000 employees and associates that provides consular, biometrics and citizen services.

Good news for Indian IT professionals! Bill to remove per country cap on Green Card introduced in US Congress

The Equal Access to Green cards for Legal Employment (EAGLE) Act, 2021 needs to be passed by the Senate before it can be sent to the White House for the president to sign it into a law.

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No consensus yet on COVID vaccine passport issue at WHO level: Govt

"There were reports that after vaccination mothers should not breastfeed their child for a couple of days but I want to clarify that breastfeeding should not be stopped and should be continued.

NITI Aayog member (Health) VK Paul clarified that lactating women can get vaccinated.

Health considerations are the most important factor for travel recovery: Vinay Malhotra, VFS Global

In a post-COVID world, when travellers and governments will still be closely tracking the course of the infection in various countries, it is quite likely that health and safety concerns will take pre

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US visa services cancelled from today; details

The step has been taken considering current COVID-19 conditions.

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Govt gives nod for issuing 6-month visa to Chinese executives

Several companies had earlier written to the ministry of electronics and information technology (Meity) to help them secure visas for Chinese engineers as their expertise was necessary to set up new m

What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and will I need one?

The certificates are still being developed, and how and whether they'll be used could vary widely around the world. Experts say they should be free and available on paper, not just on apps, since not

In the US, federal officials say there are no plans to make them broadly mandatory.

US must address visa barriers to grow trade in education services with India: USISPF

The bilateral trade in education services between India and the US could record exponential growth if Washington removes barriers like visa and entry restrictions on the free flow of students, accordi

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International travellers, see restart status update of visa application services here

The visa application process (in various categories), at present, has resumed for more than 40 governments at select Visa Application Centres across the country.

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Matrimonial row can’t be reason to revoke passport, Delhi HC tells Centre

The Centre contended that once a passport is revoked it cannot be restored and the petitioner would have to apply afresh for a new one.

While the man claimed he was given no prior notice nor an opportunity to plead his case, Centre said he was given a chance to place his stand before the Indian Mission in Houstan, Texas in the USA.

US Labour Deptartment seeks public input on determining H-1B wage levels

The US Department of Labor has sought feedback from the public in the next 60 days on determining the wage levels for the employment of various immigrants and non-immigrants, including those on the H-

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Biden lets Trump era H-1B visa bans expire; Indian IT professionals to benefit

US President Joe Biden on Thursday let the ban on foreign workers visa, in particular H-1B, lapse as the notification issued by his predecessor Donald Trump expired, a move which is likely to benefit

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US completes H-1B initial electronic registration selection process

The federal agency said that H-1B cap-subject petitions for fiscal 2022, including those petitions eligible for the advanced degree exemption, may be filed with the USCIS beginning April 1, if based o

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US President Biden urged to rescind Trump-era ban on H-1B and other foreign work visas

Five powerful Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Joe Biden to rescind his predecessor Donald Trump's ban on some non-immigrant visas, including the H-1B visa which is popular among Indian

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Biden administration to reconsider objections to H1B visas during Trump regime

The Biden administration has said it is willing to reconsider the objections or adverse decisions to foreign workers on visas like H-1B, the most sought after among Indian IT professionals, due to the

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