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Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel calls visa move by US 'unfortunate'

July 10, 2020 2:45 pm

Patel added that he hoped that the Indian government would take appropriate action in this regard to get protection for the Indian students studying there.

Trump administration steps up scrutiny of pregnant visa applicants

January 23, 2020 11:26 pm

Under the State Department regulation, which will take effect on Friday, pregnant women applying for visitor visas could be required to prove they have a specific reason for travel beyond giving birth, such as a medical necessity.

Explained: The EB-5 US visa now requires a bigger investment; here's how

November 24, 2019 3:53 pm

The EB-5 is one of five employment-based immigrant visas that can be obtained in the United States. An immigrant visa allows its holder to live and work in the US permanently, as opposed to a non-immigrant visa like the H-1B.

US now seeks social media details from all visa applicants

June 02, 2019 10:04 am

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’

May 28, 2019 5:14 am

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

March 06, 2019 4:27 pm

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

September 18, 2018 2:22 am

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

May 28, 2018 8:36 am

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

March 14, 2018 5:37 pm

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

July 17, 2017 6:55 pm

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.