The employment-based fifth preference category (EB-5) visa is meant for high net worth individuals (HNIs) to earn the Green Card which offers permanent residency in the US for themselves and their immediate family
Suspension expected to last until February 2019. This is the second year in a row USCIS has suspended premium processing for H-1B visas
Texas resident Reese Voll has filed a class action complaint in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. He has alleged in his complaint that HCL Technologies promoted and chose H-1B visa holders to work on projects, most of whom are Indians, and discriminated against Americans.
PROVE claims to use a professional networking framework, which processes user profiles to match location, industry, and skills of the user, to generate real-time employment recommendations.
While the percentage of Indians overstaying and not leaving the US after the expiry of their visas is not very high compared to some other nations, but in sheer number India ranks among the top 10 countries whose citizens come to the US legally and continue to stay illegally.
Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe has appointed a task force to study the possibility of granting visa free entry to visitors from certain tourist friendly nations to boost arrivals.
In changes to its immigration policy tabled in Parliament yesterday, the UK Home Office announced a relaxation of the Tier 4 visa category for overseas students from around 25 countries.
As part of the immigration changes, the government said it would ask the independent Migration Advisory Committee to review the composition of the Shortage Occupation List.
The Bengaluru-based firm had last year announced that it will set up four technology and innovation hubs in the US, and hire about 10,000 locals by 2019
The changes, expected to take effect by the end of this year, will also allow foreign firms to own 100 percent of their business.
As part of an agreement, US agencies will share more information with each other to facilitate fraud detection.
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.
Reserve Bank of India data shows that transactions via UPI have reached half the value of debit and credit cards swiped at stores last month.
The United States Congress created the EB-5 Program in 1990 to enable high net worth foreign investors to obtain a US visa for themselves and their immediate family.
"The fundamental difference between an EB-5 visa and H-1 or L-1 is that an EB-5 visa is an “immigrant” visa. This means an EB-5 visa provides the individual with a green card, or lawful permanent residence in US."
If passed by the Congress and signed into law, such a move is expected to significantly reduce the green card backlogs for highly skilled immigrants from India.
"Pakistan nationals Fatima Naeem (13 years), Mansoor Bhagani and Shehab Asif have sought medical visa for their treatment in India. We have approved their visa," she tweeted yesterday.
In Islamabad, a Pakistan foreign office spokesperson said it will allow convicted Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife and mother on December 25.
Responding to a request by Danish Memon for a visa to his nine-year-old daughter Maria for treatment of thalassemia here last night, she asked the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue the travel document immediately.
A pact on the issue was signed here recently by officials of the two countries, a home ministry official said today.
The study conducted in collaboration with YouGov, examining the consumer sentiment around digital payments in the country, observed that 78 per cent of people surveyed are likely to embrace new forms of payments.
The American company also feels interoperability within the prepaid payment instruments is a positive for it as its network can act as the bridge to facilitate there
"There is a request for medical visa for 5 year old child Anamta Farrukh who is suffering from eye cancer for her treatment in India. I have asked @IndiainPakistan to issue medical visa for treatment of the child in India immediately," she said on Twitter yesterday.
Ambassador of the UAE to India Ahmed Albanna said the decision of the "UAE cabinet to grant visa-on-arrival to Indian passport holders with residence visa from the UK and the European Union" would be a key facilitator of people-to- people bilateral ties.
Under the new policy announced by Qatar Airways and authorities, citizens of 33 mostly European countries can enter without a visa for 90 days in single or multiple trips during a 180-day period.