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Lawsuit filed in US challenging new H1-B visa wage related rule

The new rule will limit an employer's ability to replace workers with cheap foreign labour.

USA

India, US working to solve visa issues, says Ministry of External Affairs

India is engaged with the US administration and its Congress on issues related to the movement of Indian professionals including those...

Global

Trump administration makes certain exceptions in H-1B visa ban

The State Department on Wednesday said that the exemptions have been given under the national interest category.

USA

174 Indians file lawsuit against Trump administration’s new H-1B visa policy

The lawsuit seeks to declare the presidential proclamation as unlawful and urges the court to compel the Department of State to issue...

USA

After mounting pressure and multiple lawsuits, Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign student visas

The Trump administration has been under tremendous pressure after the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the new rule...

USA

Google, Facebook, Microsoft join lawsuit against rule barring international students from staying in the US

Additionally, 17 states and the District of Columbia have also filed a lawsuit against the new temporary visa policy for international...

USA

Visa applications for UK, UAE and 9 other countries to reopen in India in July

Travellers will also be able to apply for visas for Belarus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, South Korea and...

Global

President Trump temporarily suspends H-1B visas, “disappointed” says Sundar Pichai

Trump aims to reform the US immigration system to prioritise the highest-skilled workers and protect American jobs, according to the White...

USA

Government further eases restrictions on OCI cardholders’ entry into India

The new rules easing restrictions on the entry of OCI cardholders as well as certain foreign nationals were issued last week.

Covid-19

Indian government announces easing of certain visa, travel restrictions for OCI card holders

On March 18 the government had suspended the visa-free entry facility granted to OCI card holders due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Covid-19

As coronavirus hits US businesses, impending layoffs worry H-1B visa holders

Under current rules, an H-1B visa holder can stay in the United States for 60 days after losing their job, after which they are required to...

Covid-19

COVID-19: Passengers stranded in UAE airports due to suspension of all visas

The UAE Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has suspended many visas as a preventive and precautionary measure to contain the...

Covid-19

India self-quarantines in fight against COVID-19, suspends all tourist visas till April 15

The suspension of visas will come into effect from 1200 GMT on March 13, 2020 at the port of departure.

Covid-19

India suspends visas issued on or before March 3 for four countries

The new travel advisory says that anyone who needs to travel to India for compelling reasons will need to seek fresh visas from the nearest...

Global

Visa-free entry for Indian passport holders to Malaysia for the year 2020

Indian and Chinese passport holders can visit Malaysia for 15 days without tourist visa from Jan to Dec 2020.

Travel

New UK visa plan to hire doctors, nurses from India and other countries

The United Kingdom government on Thursday announced plans to introduce a new visa for qualified doctors and nurses from countries around the...

UK

US hikes H-1B work visa application fee

The USCIS is scheduled to implement this new process for the fiscal year 2021 H-1B cap selection process, pending completed testing of the...

USA

Report: Indian IT companies suffering most due to H-1B visa denials

From just six per cent in 2015, the denial rate of H-1B visas has risen to 24 per cent in the third quarter of the current fiscal year.

USA

Visa launches new measures to combat payment fraud

Financial services provider Visa announced a suite of innovative security capabilities to help prevent payment fraud.

Corporate

New EB-5 visa rules make it tougher to get Green Card

Indian investors will now find it more difficult to get an American Green Card with the United States government changing the rules for...

USA

Conditional visa-on-arrival for Indians travelling to the UAE

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) in Dubai has said that Indians visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...

Travel

Reports: US warns India of H-1B visa cap

The United States has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally,...

Global

Visa fraud hurting Punjab, India’s global influence

The increasing global influence of India and its workforce has meant a sharp rise in overseas travel over the past decade. This also has an...

Global Analysis & Commentary

India tops tech visa applications to the UK

India, along with the US, has the highest number of visa applications for the UK's technology sector, according to the latest data from a UK...

UK

New UK visa rules keeping Indian students out to have no impact: MEA

The Indian Government has maintained that new rules keeping Indians out of "low risk" visa list "will not have any impact" on the existing...

UK