Taslima given 2-month visa, writer upset

Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen, who is living in exile since 1994, has been refused a one-year visa by the government and instead given permission to stay in India for two months.

France to open visa centre in Ahmedabad

French Consul General in India Jean-Raphael Peytregnet met Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel in Gandhinagar today and discussed the possibility of exploring new avenues of co-operation.

Japan to issue multiple entry short-term stay visa to Indians

Starting on Thursday, Japan will issue multiple entry visas for short-term stay to Indians.

Sri Lanka revokes on-arrival visa facility for Pakistani citizens

The Sri Lankan government has reportedly cancelled the on-arrival visa facility for Pakistani citizens, and advised that they apply for a visa before boarding a flight to Sri Lanka.

Nigella Lawson`s US travel ban lifted

Nigella Lawson has been given the go-ahead by visa officials to fly to the US to film a new series of her cookery contest `The Taste.`

Indian missions in US scramble to clean up visa mess

Indian missions in the US have turned to social media like Facebook and Twitter as they scrambled to clear up a visa mess in the wake of a change of contractors for processing consular services.

`No visa-free entry for Bangladeshis`

There is no move to make provisions for visa-free entry of Bangladeshi nationals into India, a source in the external affairs ministry said Saturday.

Centre for visa-free entry for Bangladeshi nationals below 18 and above 65 years, Assam opposes

The Centre has proposed visa-free entry for Bangladeshi nationals below 18 years and above 65 years into Assam.

800 interviewed on student visa day at US embassy

The US embassy here Thursday organised a "student visa day" and around 800 applicants aspiring to study in America were interviewed.

UK, Ireland offer joint visa to Indian, Chinese tourists

Indian and Chinese tourists will soon be able to travel to the UK and Ireland on a single visa under a "ground-breaking" scheme jointly announced by both countries to boost tourism.

New Indian govt should look into visa problem of Sikhs in US

India`s new government should look into the issue of denial of visas to Sikhs who took political asylum in the US at peak of the militancy and in the aftermath of the 1984 riots, according to a top Sikh leader.

Pakistan nationals detained for flouting visa rules to be deported

Eighteen Pakistani nationals, who were detained in Rajasthan`s Dungarpur district last week for violating visa norms, will be send back to their country, a senior police official said today.

E-visa to be introduced to facilitate travellers: Minister

With a view to liberalise the visa regime, the Centre plans to introduce systems like e-visa (electronic visa) and expand the scope for visa-on-arrival in the country, Union Tourism Minister Shripad Naik said here on Friday.

Pakistan tells two Indian journalists to leave within week

Pakistan has told both Indian journalists stationed in Islamabad that they must leave within a week, the journalists told , saying they had been informed that their visas would not be renewed.

Visa, passport services in US: HC issues notice to Centre

The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre`s response on a plea of a visa and passport service provider challenging a contract awarded to another firm to provide visa services in the Indian Embassy and all consulates in the US.

Bombay HC allows Adnan Sami to visit Pak, UK for mother`s treatment

The Bombay High Court has allowed singer Adnan Sami to travel to Pakistan, his home country, to to meet his ailing mother and further to London for her medical treatment, from May 11 to 28.

Myanmar simplifies visa rule for foreign journos

Myanmar has simplified entry visa procedures for foreign journalists seeking to cover the upcoming ASEAN Summit in the country later this month, the information ministry said Thursday.

Japan to deny visas to 23 Russians over Ukraine crisis

Japan today said it would deny visas to 23 Russian nationals as part of its additional sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

Pak couple waiting for visa for their son born at Jaisalmer

Having denied permission to board the Thar Express at Rajasthan`s Munabao three days ago with their newborn, a Pakistani couple was still waiting for a visa for their 14-day-old son, family sources said.

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.