Visa Rules

  • Government relaxes tourist visa rules December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: In a boost to the tourism industry, India has relaxed its tourist visa rules by lifting restrictions imposed on foreign visitors to have a two-month cooling off period between subsequent visits. However, citizens of Pakistan, China, Iran, Iraq, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sudan and people of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin...
  • Britain relaxes visa rules for Indian professionals November 22, 2012

    London: Britain on Thursday relaxed immigration rules for foreign professionals, entering the country via the 'Intra-Company Transfer' (ICT) route. According to the changes to immigration rules included in a statement in the House of Commons by Home secretary Theresa May, the length of stay for professionals entering the ICT category...
  • Bangladesh wants India to simplify visa rules May 13, 2012

    Kolkata: Bangladesh wants speedy resolution of the visa problems being faced by its nationals who travel to India for medical treatment or to visit their relatives. Urging India to ease the visa rules, Bangladesh Liberation War Affairs Minister Capt (Retd) AB Tazul Islam on Sunday said the issue had been discussed...
  • UK: Stricter work visa rules for Indian students April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian students who wish to work after their studies in the UK will now need to apply for a job with a licensed Tire 2 sponsor, the government said on Wednesday. In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Human resource Development D Purandeswari said...
  • UK toughens visa rules for foreign students March 23, 2011

    New Delhi: Foreign admissions are expected to come down by up to a quarter this year in UK with the British government tightening rules for admitting foreign students. In a major setback to students looking to study in the UK, the British government has toughened rules after fears that students visas...
  • New visa rules not targeting Indians: Oz envoy June 29, 2010

    New Delhi: Australia has toughened its immigration laws and has brought down the list of professions which qualify for immigration from 400 to 181. Students who are already in Australia will be allowed to complete their courses but may have to return after a grace period. Australia High Commissioner to...
  • UK's new visa rule: work but can't settle April 6, 2010

    London: New visa rules will be introduced by the British government on Tuesday under which if a company transfers its employees to Britain then they won't be allowed to settle there. The new rule come into effect even as Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday called for the election on May...
  • Tharoor tweets again, says he will speak to Krishna March 28, 2010

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor, who was pulled up for his remarks questioning the country's visa regulations on social networking site Twitter, on Tuesday said he had nothing to add after the statement by his senior minister SM Krishna but said he will discuss the...
  • NASSCOM warns US visa limits will be 'business killer' October 1, 2009

    Washington: The head of an Indian trade group fears proposals in US Congress to limit visas for foreign high-tech workers would be a "business killer" for India's burgeoning information technology industry and would not reduce US unemployment. Som Mittal, president of National Association of Software and Service Cos. (NASSCOM), told the...
  • Tight visa rules hit hotel occupancy in China July 19, 2008

    Beijing: During the Olympic Games thousands of visitors will come to Beijing seeking to soak up the atmosphere. But China is grappling with a unique problem. It has put in place strict visa norms and that has hit hotel occupancy. The Forbidden City in Beijing, the capital of the Ming dynasty...