US proposes to expand work permits of foreign students, Indians likely to benefit most

Aiming to attract more students from abroad, including India, the Obama administration has proposed to provide six-year work permit to certain category of foreigners who come to study in the US.

India more progressive than US on transgenders: Activist Amruta Alpana Soni

India is much more progressive than the US when it comes to the third sex, says activist Amruta Alpesh Soni. She is only the second to get an Indian passport in the "T" (transgender) category and the first such to get a US visa, albiet under the "female" category.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic rumoured to have applied for US visa
Zlatan Ibrahimovic rumoured to have applied for US visa

Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has applied for a US visa, according to a Swedish media report on Sunday, stoking speculation about his future with the Ligue 1 champions.
 

Longer visas for Chinese could spur US tourism

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.

Narendra Modi fulfils promise; PIO cards now valid for lifetime
Narendra Modi fulfils promise; PIO cards now valid for lifetime

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.

Indian American from Chicago indicted in visa fraud

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.

Modi visa issue `a thing of past`: Biswal

Now that US President Barack Obama has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House, the visa issue associated with him is a thing of past, a top American official has said.

Indonesian election presents US with Modi-style visa headache

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.

Barack Obama invites `Prime Minister of India` Narendra Modi to visit US

Respecting the mandate given by Indians, US President Barack Obama telephoned Narendra Modi and congratulated him on BJP`s "success in India`s historic election".

Heads of state and government are eligible for A1 visas: US

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.

Iran not considering alternative UN envoy: Deputy FM

A top Iranian official said on Saturday that the country was not considering a replacement nominee for its prospective UN envoy who has been denied a US visa.

No US visa for Iran pick as UN envoy: White House

The United States on Saturday said it would not grant a visa to Tehran`s newly appointed UN ambassador, Hamid Aboutalebi, who has been linked to the 1979 US hostage crisis.

White House: No US visa for Iran pick as UN envoy

The United States Friday said it would not grant a visa to Tehran`s newly appointed UN ambassador, Hamid Aboutalebi, who has been linked to the 1979 US hostage crisis.

US to accept H-1B visas from today

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made elaborate arrangement for receiving applications for the much coveted H-1B visas, beginning today, to meet the expected rush.

Indians see higher denial rate of L1 visa: Report

Indians are experiencing a significantly higher denial rate of L-1 visa compared to the applicants from any other country, an American think tank has said.

No change in policy, Narendra Modi can apply for visa and wait for review: US

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.

Resolution calls on US govt to continue denying visa to Narendra Modi

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.

Narendra Modi welcome to apply for visa and wait for review: US

Asserting that there has been no change in its visa policy, the US said Narendra Modi who has been named BJP`s prime ministerial candidate is welcome to apply for a visa and wait for a review.

US should find ways to engage with Narendra Modi: Ex-diplomat

Narendra Modi is scheduled to address the Indian-American community and BJP supporters through live satellite during the two-day convention of the Overseas Friends of BJP in Tampa.