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Asked to remove pugree at US embassy, BJP MP refuses to take visa

Asked to remove pugree at US embassy, BJP MP refuses to take visa

Singh said he went to the embassy on Wednesday for the purpose of visa and was asked to remove his pugree.

India highest recipient of H-1B visas with almost 70% share: US

India highest recipient of H-1B visas with almost 70% share: US

Despite a hefty hike in fees of US H-1B and L-1 visas, there has been no drop in number of applications from India and the country continues to be the highest recipient of H-1B visas.

HB-1 Visas: Discriminatory action, not rhetoric worries Indian IT companies

HB-1 Visas: Discriminatory action, not rhetoric worries Indian IT companies

Indian IT industry body Nasscom Wednesday shrugged off pre-election political commentary in the US around work visas, but expressed concern over "discriminatory approaches" of the American authorities.

'White House under George Bush was against denying visa to Narendra Modi'

The Bush White House was against denying a US visa to the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in 2005, according to a former senior administration official who worked on the national security staff of the then Vice President Dick Cheney.

India, US to hold talks on hike in working visa fee

India, US to hold talks on hike in working visa fee

India and the US will hold a two-day bilateral consultation from Wednesday under the aegis of the WTO over the American move to impose high fees on temporary working visas.

US visa fee hike discriminatory, targeted at Indian IT companies: Arun Jaitley

US visa fee hike discriminatory, targeted at Indian IT companies: Arun Jaitley

India has expressed concern over the hike in visa fee by the US, saying it is "discriminatory" and largely affects Indian IT professionals

US received 236K H-1B applications, completes lottery

US received 236K H-1B applications, completes lottery

The US received over 2,36,000 H-1B petitions in just five days of opening up the process early this month for the most sought-after work visa for IT professionals, including from India, and has completed the computerised draw of lots.

H-1B cap reached, majority of applications by Indian companies

H-1B cap reached, majority of applications by Indian companies

The US government is believed to have received about 250,000 petitions for H-1B visas - the most sought after American work visas - with a majority of them being from either Indian companies or having huge footprint in India.

 

Want a US visa? Head to Hyderabad's Chilkur Balaji temple to make it happen!

Want a US visa? Head to Hyderabad's Chilkur Balaji temple to make it happen!

The Chilkur Balaji temple, built as a shrine to Lord Balaji, is said to be about 500 years old.

To tackle ISIS, US tightens visa rules for travellers with Mideast ties

Citizens of the 38 countries, which are part of the visa waiver programme, would no longer be able to get an automatic entry into the United States.

US hikes H1B, L1 visa fee; to hit Indian IT companies

US hikes H1B, L1 visa fee; to hit Indian IT companies

In a blow to Indian IT firms, the US has notified an additional fee up to USD 4,000 for certain categories of the popular H-1B and L-1 visas.

California shooter's visa record shows routine interview, no flags raised

California shooter's visa record shows routine interview, no flags raised

 The record of San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik`s US visa interview in Pakistan shows it was conducted without any obvious irregularities and triggered no significant suspicions, according to a source familiar with the official State Department file.

US varsity blames Air India, students for visa mess

US varsity blames Air India, students for visa mess

A US university official alleged that Air India is preventing students from boarding the plane because of the fear of financial burden in case students are deported.

San Bernardino shooter's visa file raised no red flags: US government sources

San Bernardino shooter's visa file raised no red flags: US government sources

Washington: State Department visa officers conducted all required security checks on Tashfeen Malik, one of two shooters in the San Bernardino massacre early this month, but found no "derogatory" information before granting her a visa to enter the United States in 2013, a person famili

US to increase quota of unskilled foreign workers by 400%

These foreign workers are brought in exclusively to fill blue collar non-farm jobs.

Antim Baazi: US Senate May Cut H1B Visa Quota

US may implement new visa policies of cutting H1B visa quota affecting the IT sector. Strategise on the expected backlash.

US Senators introduce legislation to cut H1B visas by 15,000

Two American Senators have introduced a legislation in the Senate proposing to cut the number of popular H-1B visas by 15,000 and that such a visa be given to highest wage earner first.

US tightens visa waiver programme in wake of Paris attacks

The White House announced changes to the U.S. visa waiver programme on Monday so that security officials can more closely screen travellers from 38 countries allowed to enter the United States without obtaining visas before they travel.

H-1B visa: US scraps discriminatory outsourcing fee on Indian firms

H-1B visa: US scraps discriminatory outsourcing fee on Indian firms

In a relief to Indian IT companies, the US has scrapped an additional fee of USD 2,000 for H-1B visa and USD 2,500 for L1 visa seen as discriminatory.

US Congress lets 'discriminatory' outsourcing H-1B fee lapse

US Congress lets 'discriminatory' outsourcing H-1B fee lapse

In a breather for Indian IT firms, the "discriminatory" USD 2,000 H-1B fee mostly imposed on them has now lapsed in a Republican-majority US Congress.