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US now seeks social media details from all visa applicants

In addition to their social media histories, visa applicants are now asked for five years of previously used telephone numbers, email addresses, international travel and deportation status, as well as whether any family members have been involved in terrorist activities.

‘US visa rules to hit profits, margins of IT firms in FY20’

An increase in employee costs can be attributed to tightening of visa norms for Indian players, resulting in higher onsite costs for them.


US reduces visa duration for some Pakistanis, hikes visa application fee

As part of the new visa policy, Pakistani journalists will now be granted visas for only three months and for missionaries up to a year. Previously, journalists and missionaries were given a five-year visa.

Eight lakh Indians drive US immigrant growth

As of July 2017, the foreign-born population (both legal and illegal) living in the US was 4.45 crore, up from just under 4 crore in 2010.

Important to separate sentiment from facts on H1B: Nasscom chairman

Amid the Donald Trump administration's heightened scrutiny of H1B work visas and uncertainty among workers, Nasscom Chairman Rishad Premji has said it is important to "separate the sentiment from the fact" regarding the visas.

Drop in US student visas to Indians

The reason for this fall is stricter rules mandated by the Trump government. The consular officials have to now ensure that students planned to return to their countries after finishing their studies


India has taken up visa issue with US: Nirmala Sitharaman

Indian IT industry has raised concerns over the proposed changes in the US visa regime. Any changes in work visa programmes, may result in higher operational costs and shortage of skilled workers for the USD 110 billion Indian outsourcing industry.

Infosys pays $1 million fine for visa violations in US

"Infosys has agreed for a $1 million settlement for failing to follow US visa requirements for foreign workers and placing them in New York jobs without paying prevailing wages and taxes owed to them," said New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

‘Security first, but US issuing student visas’

Visa Day, held to “celebrate education ties between India and the US”. More than 4,000 students attended the event held in Delhi

US visa vetting will now require email IDs, social media handles, job history

US visa vetting: Officials will request the additional information when they determine “that such information is required to confirm identity or conduct more rigorous national security vetting,” a State Department official said.