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H-1B Visa issue: We are engaged with the US, says government

H-1B Visa issue: We are engaged with the US, says government

India on Thursday said it is engaged with the Donald Trump administration as well as members of the US Congress on concerns regarding the H1B visa issue, amidst apprehension that there may be a clamp down on it which can hurt Indian IT industry.

Want a US visa? Be prepared to give your social media passwords

Want a US visa? Be prepared to give your social media passwords

US embassies could ask visa applicants for passwords to their own social media accounts in future background checks, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Tuesday.

US visa denial to Kashmiri athlete not linked to Donald Trump's travel ban: Vikas Swarup

US visa denial to Kashmiri athlete not linked to Donald Trump's travel ban: Vikas Swarup

Kashmiri snowshoe athlete, Tanveer Hussain Parra, on Tuesday claimed he was denied a visa by the US Embassy here, with officials citing the "current policy" under the Donald Trump administration.

Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' fallout? Kashmiri athlete Tanveer Hussain denied US visa

Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' fallout? Kashmiri athlete Tanveer Hussain denied US visa

The 24-year-old Tanveer was supposed to travel to US for a sports event.

Sushma Swaraj offers help to nonagenarian woman with visa issues

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tonight offered to help a nonagenarian Indian-origin woman, who was reportedly sent back by her son to India from the US, with visa issues.

Donald Trump, riven by rage and petulance, invokes despair

If Donald Trump`s election campaign effectively leveraged fear and suspicion, his first speech as President left little doubt that he had spiced that potent brew with another ingredient -- despair.
 

Travel on your mind? Brand USA targets 2.8 million Indian tourists by 2021

Travel on your mind? Brand USA targets 2.8 million Indian tourists by 2021

Brand USA, the destination marketing organisation for the US, is attempting to drive enough Indian visits to meet its stated goal of 2.8 million tourists by 2021.

Visa fee hike: Find 'just and non-discriminatory' solution, India tells US

Visa fee hike: Find 'just and non-discriminatory' solution, India tells US

Raising concerns over hike in visa fee for professionals, India Tuesday asked the US to find a "just and non-discriminatory" solution to the issue to avoid any adverse effect on the bilateral trade ties.

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.