Senator Bob Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Congressman Michael Waltz, Co-Chair of the House India Caucus, during two separate Congressional hearings on Consular Affairs Budget asked top State Department officials why people in India were facing visa wait time up to 600 days.
Meanwhile, the Australian High Commission in India said the Australian government does not have the authority to advise or instruct institutions, such as universities, to ban applicants from certain regions.
The move represents a sharp warming in relations between Moscow and Tbilisi, which have been among the most strained in the former Soviet Union, but which have improved in recent years.
'The amount of paperwork for a Schengen visa is insane!' Ujjavala Bothra, an investor who wants to travel to Norway, wrote.
This is in addition to New Delhi’s longstanding pitch for more visas for Indian workers, two people said.
Hindustan Zinc’s fumer plant in Rajasthan is awaiting commissioning due to absence of Chinese experts over visa issues
In 2022, India hit a record $100 billion in remittances, marking a 12% rise year on year.
For the second consecutive year, Indians are facing delays in getting visa appointments ahead of the peak holiday season. Though US visa waiting periods have reduced, they’re still quite high, and visa appointments for popular European destinations are also taking time. Despite this, Indians’ will to travel abroad is high; travel operators say there’s been a dramatic surge in the demand for visas in 2023. So, if you’re also one of those who’re facing hurdles in getting your visa, this video is for you.
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, deserts and ancient temples is stunning and overwhelming at the same time. It’s also easy now for Indians to visit.
Since August, 9,409 student visas have been issued to Indian students, Minister Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in India Chen Jianjun said.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Visa Services Julie Stufft told PTI in an interview that the goal of the State Department is to get to 1 million visas issued this year, which would be above the pre-pandemic number.
The company will be processing 20,000 applications yearly and setting up offices in Manila and Cebu as part of this deal.
In a note, and a series of tweets, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said when nonimmigrant workers are laid off, they may not be aware of their options and may, in some instances, wrongly assume that they have no option but to leave the country within 60 days.
The UK is toying with the idea of cutting short the post-study duration after graduation to six months; in the next three years, Canada will welcome more than 1.45 million new immigrants.
While the US Citizenship and Immigration Services is considering their request to extend the existing time window to 180 days, the process is likely to take up some time, leaving no other option for these professionals other than to leave the country.
The US Mission has already processed more than two lakh applications this year, a spokesperson said.
In a statement, the embassy said China will also lift visa restrictions for various locations, including Hainan Island and cruise ships passing through Shanghai port.
Plus, foreign nationals who have held a valid Canadian work permit in the past 12 months can get interim work authorization to start working for their new employer before their fresh work permit application is finalized.
Students with a pending Form 1-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and wish to request a premium processing upgrade can now do so, as per an official release. An online filing of Form 1-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, is now also available to certain F-1 students
Earlier, Ivanov said that Russia is also preparing intergovernmental agreements on visa-free trips with 11 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Barbados, Haiti, Zambia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico and Trinidad, TASS reported.
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The crypto industry saw a stunning reversal of fortunes in 2022 as bankruptcies of industry majors FTX and BlockFi rattled investors and increased regulatory scrutiny on the sector.
The scheme, formally launched last month, allows Indian citizens between 18 and 30 years old to live and work in the UK for up to two years.
China halted issuing short-term visas to South Koreans last month, a retaliatory move after South Korea had imposed a number of COVID restrictions on travellers from China following Beijing's abrupt ending of its "zero-COVID" policy.
The group plans to focus on three profit centres: airlines, aviation services, loyalty programme and travel services.