A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the US multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be USD 85 billion by 2021.
All PIO (Person of Indian Origin) cards are now valid for the lifetime of the cardholder, instead of 15 years, as promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address at the Madison Square Garden in New York City on September 28, 2014.
A 30-year-old Indian American businessmen has been indicted on charges for exploiting a US visa program to fraudulently raise approximately USD 160 million from nearly 290 Chinese nationals who invested in the project while seeking US residency.
The emergence of Prabowo Subianto as a serious contender in Indonesia`s election this week means the United States faces the awkward possibility of having to welcome another Asian leader it had denied entry to because of alleged links to mass killings.
Continuing to maintain silence on granting a visa to BJP leader Narendra Modi, US has said the heads of state and government are eligible for A1 visas and no individual automatically qualifies for an American visa.
Asserting that there has been no change in its visa policy on Narendra Modi, the US today said the BJP`s prime ministerial candidate is welcome to apply for a visa and wait for a review which will be grounded in American law.
A bipartisan Congressional resolution has been introduced in the House of Representatives calling on the US government to continue the policy of denying a visa to BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.