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Visa, Mastercard and American Express defy India’s regulators over data rules

The companies told the RBI that their fraud detection and other data processing systems were distributed on machines across the world and could not be quickly redesigned to work in India alone.

Will decide on revoking work permits to H-4 visa users in three months: US

H-4 visas are issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) of the holders of H-1B visa, the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals.


Move over, Mastercard, Visa: India's UPI now almost half the value of debit, credit card swipes

The surge in UPI transactions has taken place since 2016 when the interface was set up by an umbrella organization of Indian banks. Mastercard, in contrast, has built up its business in India over three decades.

China expels German student, refuses visa renewal for making human rights film

The action against Missal underscores China's extreme sensitivity to foreign attention to the crackdown, word of which has rarely appeared in China's entirely state-controlled media and on the heavily policed Chinese internet.

India inaugurates largest visa centre in Bangladesh

To mark the inauguration, Singh presented a five-year multiple-entry tourist visa to a Bangladeshi national.

UK launches new visas open to Indian scientists, academics

The UK government said the new scheme demonstrates its commitment to make the UK a "dynamic, open, globally-trading" nation.


Tension between India, Pakistan puts visas a little further out of reach for people

Every spike in tension between India and Pakistan puts visas just a little further out of reach for people on the two sides. Still, joined by death, birth or marriage, 70 years after Partition, they hope and return.

Sponsors' World Cup woes

Sponsors face 80 pct higher cost vs 2006 World Cup and even the developing world sponsors' debut a crisis looms large.

Visa says systems operating at 'close to normal levels' after Europe outage

"We have no reason to believe this was associated with any unauthorized access or malicious event," Visa said in a statement. 

After arrest of official, Home Ministry orders probe into grant of long-term visas

Last week, the Rajasthan Anti-Corruption Bureau arrested Pankaj Mishra, a senior secretariat assistant in the Foreigners Division of the Home Ministry, for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from Pakistani immigrants applying for Indian citizenship.