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  • Only about 57,000 marriages registered in Delhi in last 3 years: Data Oct 02, 2022 04:32 PM IST

    Only about 57,000 marriages registered in Delhi in last 3 years: Data

    Officials say a large number of Delhiites do not get their weddings registered till they need the marriage certificate for visa or other purposes.

  • See no reason to extend tokenisation deadline as 35 crore tokens already created, says RBI Deputy Governor T Rabi Sankar Sep 30, 2022 12:57 PM IST

    See no reason to extend tokenisation deadline as 35 crore tokens already created, says RBI Deputy Governor T Rabi Sankar

    The deadline to implement tokenisation has been delayed multiple times over the past two years at the request of stakeholders, most recently by three months from 30 June 2022.

  • Tokenisation adoption in full steam as deadline nears; players concerned over teething problems Sep 28, 2022 11:41 AM IST

    Tokenisation adoption in full steam as deadline nears; players concerned over teething problems

    With the new deadline coming right in the middle of the festive season, merchants are rushing to align with the norms to avoid any loss in sales.

  • Jaishankar raises visa delay issues with US; Antony Blinken says he is sensitive to it Sep 28, 2022 07:19 AM IST

    Jaishankar raises visa delay issues with US; Antony Blinken says he is sensitive to it

    It is also in our mutual interest to facilitate the development and mobility of talent. We agreed that impediments over this should be addressed, Jaishankar told reporters during a joint media availability with Blinken at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department here following their over an hour-long meeting.

  • Visa provisions more than 160 million CoF tokens in India Sep 27, 2022 03:21 PM IST

    Visa provisions more than 160 million CoF tokens in India

    CoF tokenisation provides key benefits such as an improved payment success rate compared to non-tokenised cards

  • Japan set to waive some visa requirements in October to boost tourism Sep 15, 2022 06:38 AM IST

    Japan set to waive some visa requirements in October to boost tourism

    Following the change, Japan will not require visas for short-term travelers from the United States and certain other countries, and will scrap the daily entry cap of 50,000 people, the media outlet said.

  • Singapore hunts for global ‘Rainmakers’ with new expat visa Sep 06, 2022 07:25 AM IST

    Singapore hunts for global ‘Rainmakers’ with new expat visa

    The introduction of the Overseas Networks and Expertise (ONE) pass last week as well as other steps that make it easier to hire expats are a response to the tight labor market, Tan said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Juliette Saly on Monday.

  • Immigration Central: Permanent residency, naturalisation, golden visas and other key options Aug 31, 2022 09:07 AM IST

    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).

  • UK starts issuing priority, super priority visas to Indian students again Aug 30, 2022 08:41 PM IST

    UK starts issuing priority, super priority visas to Indian students again

    Nearly 1,18,000 Indian students received a visa to study in the UK in the year ending June 2022 which is an 89 percent increase from the previous year.

  • Indian industry welcomes UK's timely new Scale-up Visa Aug 25, 2022 10:11 PM IST

    Indian industry welcomes UK's timely new Scale-up Visa

    The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) said the UK Home Office Scale-up Visa announcement directed at high-growth businesses to access a worldwide talent pool

  • Flight cancellations on the rise, bookings fall as foreign embassies urge travellers to not book tickets before getting visas Aug 19, 2022 05:23 PM IST

    Flight cancellations on the rise, bookings fall as foreign embassies urge travellers to not book tickets before getting visas

    The call from the diplomatic mission to not book tickets beforehand while applying to a visa has caused a fall in bookings of international flights and a rise in flight cancellations by travelers in the last week.

  • Working to reduce wait times for visas: Canadian High Commission in India Aug 19, 2022 08:35 AM IST

    Working to reduce wait times for visas: Canadian High Commission in India

    The Canadian High Commission, in a series of tweets, said thousands of Indian students were receiving their visas every week and that it would continue to make every effort to reduce the wait time.

  • Twitter user shows just how much paperwork you need for a Europe tourist visa Aug 08, 2022 08:29 AM IST

    Twitter user shows just how much paperwork you need for a Europe tourist visa

    Does this tweet make you reconsider your travel plans?

  • 40,000 foreigners overstayed in India after visa expiry in 2020 Aug 05, 2022 11:23 AM IST

    40,000 foreigners overstayed in India after visa expiry in 2020

    According to the Union Home Ministry statistics, the number of foreign nationals residing in the country after expiry of their visas in 2019 was 54,576, and in 2020 was 40,239.

  • Visa and MasterCard face new set of legal challenges Aug 02, 2022 12:23 PM IST

    Visa and MasterCard face new set of legal challenges

    A federal judge refused Visa’s request to be dismissed from a case that claims it conspired to help MindGeek, parent company of the website Pornhub, profit from images of child sexual abuse

  • Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this evening Jul 30, 2022 06:59 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this evening

    Our specially curated package of the most interesting articles to help you stay at the top of your game.

  • China to resume visa issuance to Afghans, exempt Afghan imports from tax Jul 29, 2022 02:36 PM IST

    China to resume visa issuance to Afghans, exempt Afghan imports from tax

    Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced the measures when he met Afghanistan's Taliban-appointed foreign affairs chief in Uzbekistan on Thursday, according to a statement on the ministry website.

  • Visa profit sails past estimates on resilient consumer demand Jul 27, 2022 07:52 AM IST

    Visa profit sails past estimates on resilient consumer demand

    After being holed up at their homes, pandemic-weary Americans are splurging on travel and other leisure related activities, helping the economy to stay on track despite an onslaught from inflation.

  • Indians now get visa-free access to 60 countries. Full list inside Jul 21, 2022 06:55 PM IST

    Indians now get visa-free access to 60 countries. Full list inside

    In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, India had access to only 23 countries. But now, Indian passport holders will get visa-free access to these 60 countries.

  • Schengen visa issues saw Indian travellers turn to SE Asia, West Asia in April-June Jul 14, 2022 08:43 PM IST

    Schengen visa issues saw Indian travellers turn to SE Asia, West Asia in April-June

    However, with the end of the summer vacation cycle in India, and more international routes opening up post-COVID restrictions, demand is expected to taper back and spread out across other countries.

  • SBI Card partners with Aditya Birla Finance to launch ‘Aditya Birla SBI Card’ Jun 30, 2022 04:15 PM IST

    SBI Card partners with Aditya Birla Finance to launch ‘Aditya Birla SBI Card’

    The rewards-centric credit card has been launched in two variants - ‘Aditya Birla SBI Card SELECT’ and ‘Aditya Birla SBI Card’, on the Visa platform, the press release said.

  • Study abroad: Five things to remember before joining a foreign university Jun 28, 2022 02:25 PM IST

    Study abroad: Five things to remember before joining a foreign university

    The time between getting the admission offer and joining the foreign university provides a unique window to hone new skills, learn about the socio-cultural fitments, language skills and part time work laws to fit into the new destination well.

  • India gives e-visas to over 100 Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan Jun 19, 2022 06:24 PM IST

    India gives e-visas to over 100 Sikhs, Hindus in Afghanistan

    The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the gurdwara in Afghanistan’s capital that killed two persons, including one Sikh community member, calling it ”an act of support” for the Prophet.

  • Contactless payments grew 6x in the last three years in India, says report Jun 16, 2022 12:17 PM IST

    Contactless payments grew 6x in the last three years in India, says report

    The highest adoption of contactless payments was observed in sectors like Quick Service Restaurants, pharmacies, food, grocery, etc. across both credit and debit cards.

  • H-1B operation has not kept pace with country's needs: US Jun 16, 2022 07:05 AM IST

    H-1B operation has not kept pace with country's needs: US

    In 2005, 85,000 visas were available. Today, nearly 20 years later, 85,000 visas are available. There are many promising options for expanding skilled immigration, Mia Love, a former Republican Congresswoman, top political commentator and national outreach director of Utah University, said during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

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