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UK court clears stringent new visa rules for foreign spouses

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 22:35

The UK Court of Appeal has cleared the way for a minimum income threshold of 18,600 pounds for British citizens bringing foreign spouses to live with them in the country, a move likely to affect thousands of visa applicants, including Indian-origin people.

Lord Bilimoria for easing of UK visa rules for Indian students

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 21:45

Expressing concern over the decline in the number of Indian students coming to study in UK universities, leading NRI entrepreneur Lord Karan Bilimoria has asked the British government to remove students from the immigration figures and reintroduce the post-study work visa.

India warns US of consequences on visa reform

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 14:24

India has warned the United States of consequences for its companies if lawmakers tighten visa rules on high-tech firms as part of an immigration overhaul.

UK visa bond will apply to a few: British High Commissioner

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 13:44

However, even if the visa bond finally comes into force it will apply to a very small number of people, he said.

"Unfair and discriminatory" visa bond angers UK Indians

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 19:05

The UK Home Office has announced the pilot scheme for the six high-risk Afro-Asian countries to run for 12 months from November.

UK's new visa bond scheme comes under attack

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 23:55

Senior politicians across party lines and Indian industry Monday called "unfair and discriminatory" the UK government's plans to introduce a controversial new visa bond scheme that would force visitors from countries posing "high risk" to pay 3,000 pounds for a six-month visa.

New UK visa rules ‘highly discriminatory’: CII

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 22:18

According to a 'Sunday Times' report, tourists aged 18 and over would be forced to hand over 3,000 pounds (Rs 2.7 lakh) for a six-month visit visa, which they will forfeit if they overstay in Britain.

US tightening visa rules for students

Last Updated: Saturday, May 04, 2013, 10:52

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, the US will tighten oversight to help ensure that foreign students seeking to enter the US have valid student visas, according to various media reports.

'Proposed curbs on US visa rules to impact customer sentiment'

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 21:00

Stating that the proposal by 'Gang of Eight' is "very strategic" and it is of great importance to India, Nasscom President Som Mittal said: "For me, it is a trade issue and not an immigration issue. Like we have free flow of goods either side, I think it is as important to have free flow of highly skilled people it is part of the business."

David Cameron talks tough on immigration

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013, 22:05

In a bid to cut down on immigration, British Prime Minister David Cameron Monday announced a string of tough measures to over-turn the country's "soft touch" image, saying new immigrants should not expect benefits like a "home on arrival".

UK visa: Visitors may have to deposit bail-like security bonds

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013, 12:49

Britain's coalition government Friday announced a major crackdown on immigration, including introducing an Australian-style "security bonds" system.

Australia warned tighter visa rules could drive away skilled workers from country

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 09:29

Tighter labour migration rules in Australia could drive skilled workers to other developed nations, which could cost the country, experts have warned.