VISA

  • Centre to issue residential permit to Japanese nationals working in India December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has decided to grant residential permit to Japanese nationals working in India till their employment period. The special privilege is also to be granted to the dependents of all Japanese nationals, an order issued by the Home Ministry said. "Japanese nationals holding Employment (E) Visa and their dependents holding...
  • IIT Kharagpur student gets Rs 1.5 crore pay package December 2, 2014

    Kolkata: In one of the fattest pay package offered to an IITian ever in campus placements, a student of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has been offered an annual salary of over Rs 1.5 crore. IIT Kharagpur officials said the salary package was among the 163 offers made by 27 visiting...
  • Government launches e-visa facility for 43 countries November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move which will give a major boost to the tourism sector, the Government on Thursday launched the much-awaited electronic visa facility for visitors from 43 countries including US, Germany and Israel. "We want to promote tourism in the country in a big way. The contribution of...
  • Visa-on-Arrival for 43 countries including US, Australia from Thursday November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The much awaited Visa-on-Arrival and Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) for 43 countries, including United States of America, Australia, Fiji and Pacific Island countries is expected to be in place from Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently made the announcement in this regard. A draft Bill for amending...
  • Modi proposes 'Digital India project', focus on the need to be tech-savvy November 19, 2014

    Samabula (Fiji): Not just education, but today's youth need to be tech-savvy to take on the world, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a gathering at the Fiji National University. The PM promised among other things, double scholarship to Fijian students studying in India. Insisting on the need to...
  • Robert Varley incident requires stricter visa norms to curb incidences of child abuse November 12, 2014

    Child sex abuser Robert Varley exposes chilling loopholes in dealing with cases that involves a foreign national indulging in such horrific crimes. ...
  • Turkey, Iraq mutually abolish visa requirements November 6, 2014

    Ankara: Turkey and Iraq have mutually abolished visa requirements during a visit by Iraq's new Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari to Ankara on Wednesday. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Iraq's al-Jaafari signed a protocol for lifting visa requirements in a bid to restore bilateral relations between the two countries following the...
  • Canada imposes visa ban on three Ebola-hit countries November 1, 2014

    Ottawa: Canada will stop issuing visas to people from the three West African nations where Ebola is widespread, the government said on Friday. The federal citizenship ministry, explaining the move, said in an official document that "the introduction or spread of the disease would pose an imminent and severe risk to...
  • E-visa system likely to be rolled out next week October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Government will roll out by next week the much-awaited electronic-visa system for tourists from select countries including US and Japan. Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with Tourism Minister Sripad Naik will unveil the first phase of e-visa system for tourists from two dozens countries including US and Japan...
  • US isolates troops, Australia slaps visa ban on Ebola-hit West Africa states October 28, 2014

    Washington: The US military has started isolating soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa and Australia became the first rich nation to impose a visa ban on the affected countries amid global anxiety about the spread of the virus. The latest measures, along with decisions by some US...
  • Pakistan couple held for buying flat with fake documents: Police October 26, 2014

    Vadodara: A Sindhi couple hailing from Pakistan was arrested on charges of buying a flat here on the basis of fake documents. Dilip Kumar Sunderlal Panjwani (32) and his wife Sapna (aged around 30), residents of Khairpur in Pakistan's Sindh province, bought the property in Varasiya locality through forged documents,...
  • Visa on Arrival for Norway nationals soon: Pranab Mukherjee October 14, 2014

    Oslo: Norway will soon feature in the list of a few countries whose nationals get Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility in India, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday. "I am pleased to inform you that Norway will feature in the list of a few countries...
  • Nine airports to have e-visa facility this month October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move to boost tourism, nine airports equipped with e-visa facilities will be operational for 13 countries including USA and South Korea and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch it this month. In order to give a major boost to tourism...
  • Indians to benefit from new Irish-UK visa deal October 6, 2014

    London: India will be one of the first countries to benefit from a new joint visa scheme signed between Ireland and the UK on Monday. The scheme, allowing visitors to the UK and the Republic of Ireland to use a common short-stay visa, was ratified by the British and Irish...
  • Former Infosys employee files new lawsuit seeking damages October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: A former Infosys Ltd employee responsible for starting a US investigation into the company's visa practices has filed another lawsuit demanding damages for alleged wrongful termination. US national Jack Palmer, who was employed by Infosys in Alabama, said in the lawsuit filed on Thursday with a New Jersey court that...
  • E-Visa may make Visa-on-arrival redundant: Tourism Minister October 3, 2014

    Panaji: Union Tourism Ministry said that the visa-on-arrival facility, which is being mulled for large number of countries might become redundant once e-visa facility is introduced. "Visa on arrival (VoA) for six airports would be extended within a month. But moreover we are working for e-visa facility which will help tourists...
  • Nobel summit suspended after Dalai Lama denied South Africa visa October 3, 2014

    Johannesburg: The mayor of Cape Town called off the city's annual summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners on Thursday to protest the South African government's refusal to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama, one of the invitees. "After extensive discussion and deliberation, it has been decided that the 2014 World...
  • PIO cardholders to get lifetime Indian visa, says PM Modi at Madison Square event September 28, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday told a rapturous crowd of NRIs that Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cardholders will get lifetime Indian visa and that American tourists will be given visa on arrival. Modi, who arrived at the packed Madison Square Garden to a rousing welcome, announced the...
  • PM Modi working on visa on arrival facility on the anvil for US tourists September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India is working on a proposal for Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility for US tourists, one of the bigticket announcements expected to be made during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's highprofile visit to the US beginning September 26. The Ministry of Home Affairs is working overtime to finish the...
  • Modi smart, tough and driven, I underestimated him, says the man who interviewed the Indian PM September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Fareed Zakaria, the man who interviewed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a CNN world exclusive, has described the 64yearold as being "among the sharpest" he has met. "Narendra Modi is among the sharpest I have met. I underestimated him. He is very smart, intelligent and focused. He is...
  • US lawmaker seeks suspension of visafree travel for Europeans September 13, 2014

    Washington: Citing the presence of a large number of Islamist extremists in European countries, a Democratic lawmaker sought an immediate suspension of visafree travel to the US from countries like Britain, Germany and France. "I urge the Administration to immediately suspend the Visa Waiver Programme for countries such as Great...
  • Minister: 'Lot of tension' in UK coalition over visa issue September 7, 2014

    London: A senior British minister has admitted that "a lot of tension" exists among the coalition partners of the David Cameron government over the sharp decline in visa applications from Indian students wanting to study in the UK. Britain's Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, Vince Cable, is scheduled...
  • South Africa has not denied visa to the Dalai Lama: Envoy September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has not been denied a South African visa yet and the matter was still under consideration, the country's envoy said on Friday. Speaking to journalists at the Indian Women's Press Corps, South African High Commissioner to India FK Morule said he has "heard"...
  • India grants oneyear visa to Taslima Nasreen September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen, living in exile since 1994, has been given oneyear visa by the Centre and allowed to stay in India till August 2015. The 51yearold writer was last month given two months temporary visa after the Home Ministry decided to initiate a verification process of her...
  • Apple iPhone 6 to have a 'mobile wallet' feature September 1, 2014

    Apple plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger, Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes participation by Visa, MasterCard and American Express and...
  • Hyderabad sends most Indian students to US for higher studies: report August 31, 2014

    While foreign destinations continue to be favoured by Indian students for higher studies, a recent study by the Brookings Institute in Washington DC has revealed that Hyderabad tops the list of the cities from which Indians go to the United States. The study reveals that 94 foreign cities together accounted for...
  • Indian American from Chicago indicted in visa fraud August 28, 2014

    Washington: A 30yearold Indian American businessmen has been indicted on charges for exploiting a US visa program to fraudulently raise approximately $160 million from nearly 290 Chinese nationals who invested in the project while seeking US residency. Chicagobased Anshoo Sethi, who purported to be building a $912 million hotel and convention...
  • Ebola scare: Sri Lanka suspends onarrival visa facility for 4 African nations August 22, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has suspended onarrival visa facility for visitors from four African countries in the wake of Ebola epidemic in Africa, officials said. External Affairs Ministry officials said privilege to obtain visa on arrival has been suspended for visitors from Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea with immediate effect....
  • Government working to provide visaonarrival facility at Varanasi, Bodh Gaya airports, says Naik August 2, 2014

    The government is working to provide visaonarrival facility for tourists arriving from European and western countries at Varanasi and Bodh Gaya airports, Union Minister Shripad Naik said on Saturday. The Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture said this at the inauguration of the 17th convention of Tourist Guides Federation...
  • Writer Taslima Nasreen seeks extension of visa duration, meets Rajnath Singh August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen met Home Minister Rajnath Singh earlier on Saturday to request the Home Minister to extend her stay in India for longer than 2 months. The 51yearold writer had applied for a resident permit and the Home Ministry granted her the same type of visa...