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Immigration Central | Indians, the UK welcomes young professionals, the US will make tourists wait till 2025 while Germany relaxes rules

IMMIGRATION

Immigration Central | Indians, the UK welcomes young professionals, the US will make tourists wait till 2025 while Germany relaxes rules

The UK will open more doors for young Indian professionals, by issuing 3,000 visas every year to them, the UAE wants your full name on the passports, first-timer tourists to the US will have to wait three years to get a visa appointment, and Germany relaxes Schengen visa appointment rules, and countries with lowest visa application rejection rate

Immigration news: Australia to prioritize skilled visa applications, latest paper filing tips from USCIS

IMMIGRATION

Immigration news: Australia to prioritize skilled visa applications, latest paper filing tips from USCIS

Plus, Nova Scotia (Canada) released a new francophone immigration action plan this month and Indians cannot apply for Ecuador’s new Digital Nomad Visa.

Immigration Central | How to STEM the flow into the US

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Immigration Central | How to STEM the flow into the US

Non-immigrant STEM pathways offer employment opportunities in the US for a specific period; they don't provide immediate lawful permanent residence but one can transition to PR pathways and eventually US citizenship.

In photos | FIFA World Cup 2022: Where to see goalpost art installations in Qatar

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In photos | FIFA World Cup 2022: Where to see goalpost art installations in Qatar

‘Posts of Qatar’ features 10 distinctive goalpost art installations that frame some of Doha’s most iconic landmarks and Insta-worthy locations.

Immigration Central | Move to Canada with Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program

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Immigration Central | Move to Canada with Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program

This year, Canada will welcome more than 4,30,000 immigrants and, according to the Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025, that number will gradually increase to 5,00,000 in 2025.

Immigration Central | Digital Nomad Visa to replace Portugal’s Golden Visa programme

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Immigration Central | Digital Nomad Visa to replace Portugal’s Golden Visa programme

It's end of the road for Golden Visa, those interested in the real-estate route to residency will have to buy property in the Autonomous Regions of the Azores and Madeira or in the interior territories, Lisbon, Porto, Algarve and more are out of bounds now. The recently launched Digital Nomad Visa will now be the best route for moving to Portugal

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar: Dos & Don’ts when in Doha for the tournament

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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar: Dos & Don’ts when in Doha for the tournament

What's allowed and what's not? What are the COVID regulations and social restrictions in Qatar? Before packing your bags for the FIFA World Cup 2022, from November 20 to December 18, know the travel and stay dos and don’ts. Here's a ready reckoner

FIFA World Cup 2022 | More than just football: Cultural events to woo the fans

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FIFA World Cup 2022 | More than just football: Cultural events to woo the fans

Qatar will host a slew of cultural festivals and entertainment events during the FIFA World Cup, from November 20 to December 18. Football fan or not, catch these during or after matches and on rest days

Children's Day 2022: Who needs vitamin Gummies?

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Children's Day 2022: Who needs vitamin Gummies?

Indian children and adults account for half the world's MiND or MND (micronutrient deficiencies) head count. Are chewable vitamin gummies a viable antidote?

Destination weddings: Latest trends, international vs domestic, hottest locations

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Destination weddings: Latest trends, international vs domestic, hottest locations

Most popular international destinations for weddings: Thailand, Dubai and Bali. Popular domestic destinations: Jaipur, Udaipur, Goa, Jim Corbett, Mahabaleshwar, Puri, Pushkar and Ranthambore.

Immigration Central | What to do if you're on an H-1B Visa and lose your job in the US?

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Immigration Central | What to do if you're on an H-1B Visa and lose your job in the US?

After Twitter layoffs, Stripe cuts 14 per cent of its workforce, the focus is back on corporate giants — Amazon, Lyft, Intel, Apple — tightening their belts. What happens to the immigration status of laid-off immigrants on H-1B Visa in the US?

Immigration Central | Costly Portugal, New Zealand's new visa, Canada and Hong Kong to attract talent, and more

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Immigration Central | Costly Portugal, New Zealand's new visa, Canada and Hong Kong to attract talent, and more

While some countries are introducing unique visas — Digital Nomad, Active Investor Plus, Global Talent — to attract the talented and the wealthy, in others, real estate have become pricier. Here's a quick list

MC Travel Special: Goa heritage festival and walks

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MC Travel Special: Goa heritage festival and walks

As Goa gets ready to host the much-anticipated Goa Heritage Festival (November 15-19) curated by Goa Heritage Action Group (GHAG), here’s a quick look at some of the most interesting walks in North Goa.

Immigration central: What you need to know about Switzerland residence permits

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Immigration central: What you need to know about Switzerland residence permits

Switzerland permanent residency is a long process based on cantonal and communal reports. The 33 stages include an examination of whether applicants are integrated into the Swiss way of life.

15 racist remarks that have no place in modern conversation

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15 racist remarks that have no place in modern conversation

From regional stereotypes to complexion and food, phrases and ideas to cut from your vocabulary.

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: 15 best breakfast places in Doha

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FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: 15 best breakfast places in Doha

If your tickets are booked for the football world cup, and you are zeroing in on where to eat traditional Qatari breakfast at, or grab a world-cuisine bite, here's a reckoner of Doha's not-to-miss eateries

Study Abroad: Looking for a 'best student city'? Head to Melbourne

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Study Abroad: Looking for a 'best student city'? Head to Melbourne

Melbourne was declared No. 5 in the 2023 QS Best Student City rankings with an overall score of 93.3. This makes Melbourne Australia's No.1 student city. The city also is at the 13th position globally in the QS World University Rankings and 2nd in the world for student mix with a score of 98.9.

Immigration central: From EB-1 to EB-5 visa, 5 employment-based visa categories to work in the US

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Immigration central: From EB-1 to EB-5 visa, 5 employment-based visa categories to work in the US

Noncitizens who are physically present in the US have to file Form I-485 (based on a pending or approved immigrant visa petition), to become Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card holders).

“Building long-lasting relationships is my go-to business mantra”:  DreamFolks' Liberatha Peter Kallat

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“Building long-lasting relationships is my go-to business mantra”:  DreamFolks' Liberatha Peter Kallat

DreamFolks has coverage across all 54 airport lounges operational in India and a market share of over 95 percent of all India-issued card-based access to domestic lounges in India.

Trip Planner | Middle East experiences, from Ferrari World on Yas Island to Arabic coffee at Al Ula

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Trip Planner | Middle East experiences, from Ferrari World on Yas Island to Arabic coffee at Al Ula

Travelling to Qatar for the FIFA World Cup in November? Consider making a whole trip of it, and visit other historical and fun spots in West Asia as well.

Immigration Central: Malaysia as a second home

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Immigration Central: Malaysia as a second home

Remember, a MM2H Social Pass holder is not eligible for Permanent Residence or Citizenship in Malaysia.

75 start-ups that are firming up India’s position in the global digital economy

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75 start-ups that are firming up India’s position in the global digital economy

From 471 in 2016 to 72,993 start-ups as on June 30, 2022, India registered a whopping rise of 15,400 percent in the number of startups in six years, according to Ministry of Commerce and Industry. From tea to taking payloads into space, beauty, accommodation, UX-UI, fintech, clean tech, and agritech, the Indian start-up ecosystem has 100 unicorns and still growing. Here’s a look at some start-ups that are playing a role in boosting the country’s share and innovation prowess in the global digital economy.

Immigration Central: Permanent residency, naturalisation, golden visas and other key options

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Immigration Central: Permanent residency, naturalisation, golden visas and other key options

Home ministry data show that in 2021, 78,284 Indians took up American citizenship. The other most popular countries for immigration were Australia (23,533 Indians), Canada (21,597), and UK (14,637).

Trip Planner: Marrakech, Mauritius, Masai Mara ... must-see places across the African continent

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Trip Planner: Marrakech, Mauritius, Masai Mara ... must-see places across the African continent

Skipping Europe to see Africa as the wait for visas in the former gets unbearably long? Consider these 6 locations. Plus, the best safaris in Africa.