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US allows automatic job authorisation for spouses of H-1B visa holders: What the policy change means for Indians

A US court directed the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to allow automatic extension of up to 180 days on work authorisation for spouses of H-1B and L-1 visa holders.
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Border residents rejoice as US says it will lift travel ban

Travel across land borders from Canada and Mexico has been largely restricted to workers whose jobs are deemed essential.

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Thai govt renews pan-India visa application processing mandate with VFS Global

VFS Global will manage all visa categories such as Visa TR, Special Tourist Visa (STV) and long stay non-OA, non-B (employment), except medical treatment category, it added.

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Biden wants to address delays in Green Card processing system: White House

US President Joe Biden wants to address the inordinate delays in the processing system of the Green Card, the White House has said, a move that will benefit many Indians working in America on the H-1B

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The UK blinks! Accepts India’s CoWIN certification with a rider

Late Thursday evening (Oct 7, 2021), India is one of the 47 countries which have been removed from the `Red’ list of countries whose passengers with fully vaccinated status will be treated to the fu

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India’s tit-for-tat action against the UK! All UK passengers will have to follow new Covid testing rules

From Monday (Oct 4, 2021), all the UK nationals arriving from that country, irrespective of their vaccination status will have to follow the regulations, which include: Pre-departure Covid-19 RT-PCR t

According to sources, these new regulations will be implemented by the authorities in the MOH&FW and MOCA.

China defends visa curbs against stranded Indians, says it’s ‘appropriate’ to combat COVID-19

Responding to questions on Indian ambassador to Beijing Vikram Misri's criticism of China's prolonged stringent travel restrictions, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying also ruled out t

He described China's restrictions as an "unscientific approach" to a purely humanitarian issue.

PM Modi raises issue of H-1B visas with President Biden: Shringla

Prime Minister Modi described as "outstanding" his first bilateral meeting in the Oval Office with US President Joe Biden who said the Indo-US relationship is destined to be "stronger, closer and tigh

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US court sets aside proposed Trump-era rule on H-1B visa selection

The USCIS had said it would prioritise wages to protect the economic interests of American workers, and better ensure that the most highly skilled foreign workers benefit from the temporary employment

US Green Card: Getting lawful permanent residency in the US could get easy with this new Bill; Details

If this Bill is indeed passed into law, thousands of Indian IT professionals could benefit from it, not having to wait in the very long Green Card backlog

India urges Australia to address students’ difficulties due to travel restrictions

The COVID-19 restrictions have impacted travel to and from Australia, not just for students, but for Australians themselves and even for ministers, she said.

Jaishankar said during the talks he urged that the difficulties faced by students due to travel restrictions be sympathetically addressed as soon as possible.

Old visas stand cancelled; Afghan nationals should get e-Visa for coming to India

The government of India has announced once again that the Afghan nationals wanting to travel to India have to be only on – e-Visa. As has been reported earlier the government had last week introduce

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More students than ever before head to the US for studies

Later this week, on August 27, interested students can also participate in upcoming EducationUSA University Virtual Fairs, for prospective graduate students.

UAE to accept Indian passport holders with 14-day rider

Approval of tourist visas for Indian passport holders, who have not been in the country in the last fortnight, comes as the UAE is slowly opening up its arrivals.

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Why thousands of Indian students have been refused Canadian visa

What is more surprising is the fact that even those students who have already received Visa Approval in Principle (AIP) are being refused travel visas by the authorities.

Expedite process of issuing visas to international students: Senators to US govt

Data from the Association of International Educators shows that more than one million international students at US colleges and universities during the 2018-2019 academic year contributed USD 41 billi

US to conduct rare 2nd lottery for H-1B visa applicants

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said that a decision was taken after determining that the computerised draw of lots for H-1B visas conducted early this year did not give them enoug

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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 a

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The EU’s COVID Digital Green Pass: Dividing the world?

Economies heavily reliant on tourism will gain some respite with the revival in international travel.


The EU digital Covid certificate: A boon or a bane?

A lot of travellers did not anticipate that this vaccine would not be given a complete green signal under the digital COVID -19 certificate programmes launched on the 1st of July 2021.


Passport linking with Covid-19 vaccine certificate: Why it’s needed and how can it be done

Planning to go abroad? Many countries need proof that you are fully vaccinated before you travel out of India.

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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