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Finally! Sarod virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan gets UK visa

Finally! Sarod virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan gets UK visa

If reports are to be believed, his application was rejected a week ago due to incomplete information.

Visa denial: UK mission to speak to Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan

Visa denial: UK mission to speak to Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan

 UK High Commission today said it will speak to Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, a day after his visa application was rejected.

UK report calls for cheaper, simpler visas for Indians

India should be included in Britain's cheaper two-year visitor visa scheme to attract more Indians to the UK that will strengthen the already close bilateral ties, a new report released here said on Tuesday.

Mohammad Amir receives UK visa, free to face England after match-fixing scandal

Mohammad Amir receives UK visa, free to face England after match-fixing scandal

The visa clearance means that Amir, 24, will be allowed to play in England for the first time since being convicted of spot-fixing six years ago.

Now, UK union alleges visa rule abuse by Tatas

Mounting their pressure on Tata Group amid job loss fears from a planned sale of British steel business, a leading labour union today accused the Indian conglomerate of "flouting visa rules" for its IT unit TCS.

Good News! UK visa changes not to impact majority of Indian professionals

Good News! UK visa changes not to impact majority of Indian professionals

Under the changes to the Tier 2 norms effective from Wednesaday, non-EU workers will need to earn at least 35,000 pounds to remain in the UK for longer than six years unless they are working in a PhD-level occupation or a job which is on the UK's Shortage Occupation List, including nurses.

Indian professionals in UK face uncertain future over new visa rules

Indian professionals in UK face uncertain future over new visa rules

Indian professionals are making a last-ditch effort to appeal to the UK government over a new 35,000 pounds salary threshold requirement which comes into effect from Wednesday

UK visa fees set for big hike

UK visa fees set for big hike

The British government is set to increase visa fees across most categories of applications from March 18, in a move that will affect thousands of Indians who were the largest group of skilled workers to be granted visas to live and work in Britain last year

UK announces new measures for improving visa services in India

UK announces new measures for improving visa services in India

The UK Tuesday announced a series of measures for improving its visa services including expanding the same day, super-priority services to first-time visitors from India, one of Britain's largest visa markets.

Britain's tied visa rules fuel abuse of live-in maids, nannies

When Susi, a single mother from the Philippines, left for a job in Qatar, she convinced herself it was a sacrifice worth making for her children at home.

In blow to PM Cameron, lawmakers criticise UK''s immigration "mess"

Britain`s border and immigration system is a "mess", lawmakers said on Wednesday in a report which will increase pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron`s government to take a tougher line on migrants ahead of next year`s national election.

Indians to benefit from new Irish-UK visa deal

India will be one of the first countries to benefit from a new joint visa scheme signed between Ireland and the UK here on Monday.

British Airways launches visa-linked offer for travellers

After Indian carriers wooed the travellers with discounted fares, it is now the turn of foreign player British Airways (BA) to launch an offer which allows customers avail a discount that equals the cost of their six-month UK visa.

Britain considers visa auctions for millionaires

Visas to settle down in Britain could be auctioned to some of the wealthiest bidders under new proposals being considered by the UK government.

Britain considers dramatic visa fee hike; could hit India

The UK plans to significantly increase visa fees to plug a 50 million pound gap in its budget, a move that can hit Prime Minister David Cameron's efforts to boost student and business visits from countries like India.

UK visa: Online payment must for Indians from Dec 16

All Indians seeking British visa will have to pay the visa fees online through debit or credit cards as other mode of payments such as cash or demand draft will be discontinued from December 16.

UK to launch fast-track visa service for business leaders

Around 100 wealthy foreigners will initially be invited to join a new bespoke visa service which the Home Office said will ensure their passage through the UK border system is swift and smooth.

India happy with UK move to scrap 3,000-pound visa bond scheme

Soon after media reports on the proposed visa bond scheme came to the Government's attention earlier this year, India responded promptly by raising the matter with the UK Government.

UK scraps contentious visa bond plan ahead of Cameron's visit

"The government has been considering whether we pilot a bond scheme that would deter people from overstaying their visa. We have decided not to proceed," a government spokesman said Monday.

UK visa bond: Britain to scrap proposed scheme

The controversial 3,000-pound "security bond" for some "high-risk" foreign visitors to the UK, including those from India, is to be scrapped, the Home Office has confirmed.