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Citizenship, Visa & Residency

US: Legislation Introduced To Provide Relief To Children Of Visa Holders Who Face Deportation

Sep 16, 2021 PTI

If successful, this law will benefit over 200,000 people, mostly Indians.

Centre Extends Visas Of Stranded Foreigners Till August 31

Jun 04, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

These foreign nationals will not be required to submit any application to the FRRO or FRO concerned for extension of their visas.

Indian Student Gets UAE’s Coveted 10-Year Golden Visa

Tasneem Aslam, who hails from Kerala, received the Golden Visa in the exceptional student category and is allowed to stay in the country till 2031

US Completes Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process For H-1B Visa

Mar 31, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

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

Senators Urge President Joe Biden To Revoke Ban On H-1B And Other Visas

In June 2020, Donald Trump instituted Proclamation 10052, ceasing the processing of non-immigrant H-1B, L-1, H-2B, and J-1 visas, based on the alleged potential risk to the labour market.

04 March, 2021

Legislation Regarding H-1B Visa Introduced In US House of Representatives

Outlook Web Bureau

The new legislation proposes to overhaul the H-1B visa program by making necessary changes in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

27 February, 2021

US Senators Introduce Legislation To Cease China's Access To Long-Term Visa

Outlook Web Bureau

It will prohibit Chinese nationals from receiving the visas until the Secretary of State certifies that China has ceased its campaign of economic and industrial espionage against the US

17 February, 2021

UK Artists Express Concern Over Post-Brexit Visa Rule, Say It Will Spell Disaster

Associated Press (AP)

British artists now have to comply with different rules in the 27 EU nations, negotiating visas for performers and permits for equipment.

16 November, 2020

UAE Grants 10-Year Golden Residency Visa To More Professionals


Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum made the major announcement in a series of tweets.

02 November, 2020

SC Asks Trial Courts To Expedite Hearing Against Foreign Tablighi Jamaat


205 FIRs have been lodged against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members by 11 states and 2,765 such foreigners have been blacklisted so far: Affidavit

22 October, 2020

Government Eases Visa Curbs; OCI, PIO Card Holders Can Now Visit India


The Indian government on Thursday restored the validity of all existing visas, except the ones issued under electronic, tourist and medical categories.


15 July, 2020

US Revokes New Student Visa Rule After Outrage, Challenge By Top Universities


The U-turn by the Trump administration comes following a nationwide outrage against its July 6 order and a series of lawsuits filed by a large number of educational institutions, led by the prestigious Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

12 March, 2020

India Suspends All Tourist Visas Till April 15 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic


The government also 'strongly advised' Indians to avoid all non-essential travel abroad.

18 February, 2020

High Commission Confirms UK Labour MP Denied India Entry For Invalid Visa


Debbie Abrahams, who is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir, claimed she was travelling on a valid e-visa to India to visit family and friends but her visa was revoked without explanation.

08 November, 2019

US Hikes H1B Application Fee By $10


The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the application of highly specialised knowledge

03 September, 2019

Pak Govt Will Issue Multiple, On-Arrival Visas To Sikh Pilgrims From India And Other Countries: Imran Khan

Outlook Web Bureau

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said the government will provide Sikh pilgrims maximum possible facilities during their pilgrimage to the holy sites in Pakistan.

29 August, 2019

Pak To Start Visa Process For Sikh Pilgrims On Sept 1 For Guru Nanak Birth Anniversary Celebrations

Outlook Web Bureau

The decision was taken on Wednesday by the Religious Tourism and Heritage Committee (RTHC) during a meeting chaired by Governor Chaudhry Sarwar at the Governor House.


20 August, 2019

India's E-Tourist Visa Fee To Be Based On Tourist Footfall


While tourists from all the countries to which India has extended e-visa facility will pay USD 10 for a 30-day e-visa in the lean season, they will have to pay USD 25 in the peak period.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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