Visa Policy

  • Afghanistan hails India for easing visa policy July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Afghanistan has welcomed easing of visa regime by India for Afghan travellers and thanked the Narendra Modi government for acting upon its repeated requests to further facilitate peopletopeople contacts between the two countries under the key provisions of the Strategic Partnership Agreement signed in 2011. "We are delighted...
  • Pakistan for relaxing visa regime to boost business ties January 16, 2014

    Pakistan on Thursday made a strong case for relaxing visa regime, improving mobile connectivity and facilitating banking relationship to boost trade and business between the two neighbours. "The nontariff barrier has nothing to do with trade at all... It is the visa regime (which is hampering movement of businessmen and trade),"...
  • India to adopt liberal visa policy with Bangladesh December 4, 2012

    Dhaka: India would adopt a liberal visa policy to boost economic partnership and encourage Indian business to invest in Bangladesh to address the imbalance in trade and reap mutual benefit. "As a step towards showing India's commitment to joining hands with Dhaka in giving a boost to the economic prosperity of...
  • Visa policy for Indian students not changed: US April 25, 2012

    Washington: The US has said that there is no change in its policy towards issuing visas to Indian students. "I don't think we've changed our policy with regard to the way we interview applicants," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters at her daily news conference. "I think what we are...
  • India's new visa policy worries expats October 19, 2009

    Will India get a tit-for-tat on its new visa policy? Delhi's ban on entry of unskilled labour from China worries the large Indian expat population in the Gulf. ...
  • Making sense of China's visas for Kashmiris policy October 1, 2009

    India has formally protested over Beijing's decision to issue different visas to Kashmiris from those issued to other Indians. The protest came even as China made a massive show of its military might at a parade to mark 60 years of communism in the country. ...
  • Bill Gates slams US visa policies June 20, 2007

    Washington: Slamming American immigration policies, Microsoft Chairperson Bill Gates has said the US was shutting the door on the best and the brightest at a time when the country needed it the most. Gates, one of the most vocal in the industry to constantly plead for an increase in skilled worker...