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Indian-Americans welcome restoration of OCI card travel benefits

The OCI card, which allows lifelong visa free travel to India with certain limitations to people of Indian-origin, was suspended by the Indian government on April 11 amidst a nationwide lockdown and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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UK visa: UK suspends digital visa processing tool amid allegations of racism

JCWI and Foxglove say applications made by people holding "suspect" nationalities received a higher risk score and intensive scrutiny by Home Office officials, were approached with more scepticism, to

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Executive order against hiring H-1B Visa holders for Federal contracts: What it means for Indian IT professionals

The white house has gone on to say in a statement that outsourcing hundreds of workers in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic would be very detrimental.

Trump cited that the H-1B should only be used to hire and engage highly paid, highly talented people and should not be used as a tool to provide relatively inexpensive labour and thereby disrupt job opportunities for U.S. nationals.

H-1B visa woes: Nasscom says US’ new executive order based on misperceptions, misinformation

Earlier on June 23, the Trump administration had suspended H-1B visas along with other types of foreign work visas until the end of 2020 to protect American workers in the crucial election year.

H-1B visas: Trump signs bill preventing federal agencies from hiring H-1B workers, India IT professionals

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa, through which companies in the US are able to employ workers from abroad for special occupations requiring theoretical or technical expertise.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the job loss of millions of Americans.

Blow to Indian IT professionals: Trump signs executive order against hiring H-1B visa holders for federal contracts

The H1B visa, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technica

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Good news for Indian expats in UAE! Now renew passport in just 2 days

The passport renewal forms will be processed on the same day as it is received, Consul General of India in Dubai Dr Aman Puri told the newspaper.

Last year, the Indian mission here issued over 2 lakh passports.

USICS took steps to prevent abuse, fraud in visa programmes, US officials tells Congressmen

According to Dalal-Dheini when these RFEs and NOIDs result in improper denials, US employers and individuals are forced to turn to the federal courts to seek relief.

The H-1B visa has an annual numerical limit cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year.

UK offers grace period for visa extensions until end August

Right across the immigration system, this government has introduced measures to help those who have been impacted by global travel and health restrictions throughout this pandemic.

"This has included providing over 40,000 visa extensions for those whose visas had expired between January 24, 2020, and July 31, 2020, and relaxing the rules on switching in the UK, the spokesperson said.

Indians lead in acquiring Australian citizenship in 2019-20

Out of the over 200,000 people who became Australian citizens in 2019-2020, 38,209 were Indians, the highest number on record, followed by 25,011 Britishers, 14,764 Chinese and 8821 Pakistanis.

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US says no new foreign students for only-online courses

Students engaged in 100 per cent online coursework will be able to maintain their nonimmigrant status and not be subject to initiation of removal proceedings based on their online studies, the guideli

The number of those students who are enrolled in only online classes is not known.

US trade bodies file lawsuit against proclamation suspending new non-immigrant visas

The 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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Priti Patel promises culture change at UK visa department

The Indian-origin Cabinet minister set out the action the UK Home Office is taking in response to the review released earlier this year in the wake of the scandal from two years ago, which wrongly den

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174 Indian nationals file lawsuit against presidential proclamation on H1B

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson at the US District Court in the District of Columbia issued summonses on Wednesday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F Wolf,

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US to impose visa restrictions on employees of Huawei, other Chinese tech companies

The announcement comes a day after the UK announced to ban Huawei from future 5G networks and phase out untrusted Huawei equipment from existing networks.

Non–exemption declaration for foreign students: Rescinded by Trump govt, what it means

Normally, under U.S law international students are not allowed to take their course load fully online, in fact, under the law they are not permitted to take more than one course at a time in the onlin

The day after what was perceived as a harsh declaration by I.C.E, a press release was issued which stated that the U.S would welcome international students.

Donald Trump says he will soon sign new merit-based immigration act

Trump, who is seeking re-election in November, has long sought to overhaul the US immigration system to be based on merit rather than family ties.

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New Visa rule for foreign students in the US: Trump administration rescinds international students visa policy

The Trump administration has agreed to rescind its July 6 rule, which temporarily bared international students from staying in the United States unless they attend at least one in-person course, a fed

The day after what was perceived as a harsh declaration by I.C.E, a press release was issued which stated that the U.S would welcome international students.

Higher Education in the US: Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students

U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs said federal immigration authorities agreed to pull the July 6 directive and “return to the status quo.”

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, other tech companies join lawsuit against new student visa rule

More than a dozen top American technology companies, including Google, Facebook and Microsoft, on Monday joined a lawsuit filed by the Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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17 US states, DC file lawsuit against Trump admin’s new visa policy for global students

In its July 6 order, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) declared that the nonimmigrant students with F-1 and M-1 visas attending schools operating entirely online or taking only online c

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Indian and other foreign students in the US weigh studying in person vs losing visas

Students from countries as diverse as India, China and Brazil told The Associated Press they are scrambling to devise plans after federal immigration authorities notified colleges this week that inter

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Merit-based immigration system in the US? Donald Trump working on executive order, says White House

The White House statement came soon after Trump, in an interview with Telemundo News channel, said he is working on an executive order on immigration that will include a "road to citizenship" for reci

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Kuwait Expatriate Bill and its implications for India

As Kuwaiti economy has slowed down that led to unemployment amongst the local population. It is also evident that there has been hype and rhetoric against expatriate workers amongst the local populati

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