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China Relaxes 2 Year Covid Visa Ban On Indian Professionals; Tourism Visa Suspended

Following Beijing's stringent visa restrictions set in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Chinese Embassy in India will issue visas to Indian professionals and their families who have been stuck in India for more than two years. China is also examining requests of Indian students enrolled in Chinese universities who expressed a desire to return to their schools and universities. Visas for tourism and personal use, meanwhile, are still… read-more

Wed, 15 Jun 2022 - 06:29 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: China, India, Visa, travel ban, Covid-19

Courtesy: India Today


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US To Spare In-person Interviews For Visa Applicants

The US has removed the requirement of the in-person interview from December 31 for many visa applicants from India, said a senior American diplomat to the Indian community leaders. To be eligible for this waiver, the applicants must've already been issued any category of US visa. The types of visas under the exemption are students, workers (H-1, H-2, H-3 and individual L-visa) and culture and extraordinary visas. 

Sun, 27 Feb 2022 - 08:55 PM / by Rupsa Debnath

Tags: US, India, Visa, United States Of America, Mumbai

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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Indian Passport Holder Can Travel 60 Countries Visa-Free

In a relief to Indian travelers, at least 60 countries will now welcome Indian passports for visa-free or visa on arrival travel. In 2022, India's passport power increased to 83rd position from the previous 90th position, allowing travel to 60 countries instead of previous 58 countries. With the new announcement, places like Oman, Fiji, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Thailand, Maldives, Laos and Seychelles will welcome Indian passport… read-more

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 - 10:15 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Indian Passport, Travel, foreign countries, visa free travel, Visa

Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic Denied Visa In Melbourne; May Not Play Australian Open

The world's number one tennis player, Novak Djokovic, was denied entry in Australia and his request for a visa cancelled at the Melbourne airport, on January 6. Owing to this, Djokovic may not play the Australian Open. However, it is expected that Djokovic could apply for a new visa or pursue a legal appeal. Reportedly, Djokovic has also not received the COVID-19 vaccine so far.  

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 - 05:01 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Tennis PLayer, Australia, Melbourne, Visa, Entry


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Pak Girl Urges Indian Govt To Allow Her Cross-Border Marriage

Pakistani woman Suman Rantilal has requested the Indian government to grant her special permission to travel to India to marry an Indian man, Amit, whom she befriended on Facebook in 2019. Rantilal's documents have been submitted to the Indian High Commission in Pakistan. However, due to the COVID restrictions, her visa has been denied as both the countries have imposed a ban… read-more

Sat, 26 Jun 2021 - 01:22 PM / by Sahil Quadir

Tags: Pakistan, India, Visa, Facebook, Covid-19

Joe Biden

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POTUS Biden In No Plans Of Extending H-1B Visa Ban

After Former US President Donald Trump's notification of the ban of the HB-1 visa lapsed on March 31, President Joe Biden did not issue any further notification on the ban. As per reports in 'The Wall Street Journal', the White House will not renew the ban on visas. Meanwhile, Republican Senator Josh Hawley has urged the President to extend the ban in the country.

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 05:06 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Joe BIden, Donald Trump, Visa, H-1B visa

Courtesy: India .com


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Amazon, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank Join Hands To Build New UPI-like Network

Amazon will be collaborating with ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Visa to set up a national payments network in India. The proposed entity, 'New Umbrella Entity (NUE)', will compete against National Payments Corp of India which dominates the country's digital sphere with its UPI. Pine Labs and BillDesk are also a part of the consortium that is eyeing the NUE. Interestingly, India's digital market has shown annual growth rate of 55% in last 5 years… read-more

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 02:45 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: NPCI, UPI, Amazon, Visa, Axis Bank

Courtesy: The Economic Times

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UAE Puts Ban On Fresh Visas To 12 Countries' Citizens Including Pakistanis

To prevent second wave of the COVID-19, the UAE will not be issuing 'fresh visas' to visitors from 12 countries including Pakistan. The temporary ban was announced on November 18. However, the decision would not affect the already issued visas, said Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Chaudhri. The order include other Muslim countries like Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan as well. Earlier, the UAE had banned Pakistani passengers… read-more

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 - 11:10 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: UAE, Covid-19, Pakistan, Visa, SECOND WAVE, COVID-19 outbreak

Courtesy: NDTV

US restricts Visas of Chinese students

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US Cancels Visas of Chinese Students, Researchers Citing "National Security"

The United States on September 10 revealed that it has cancelled visas of over 1,000 Chinese students and researchers, citing "national security" as the reason. The US suspected them of having links with Chinese army. While China accused the US of racial discrimination, the latter said that it would welcome "legitimate students" from China who do not have "ulterior motives". Around 3,70,000 Chinese students study at various US Universities… read-more

Thu, 10 Sep 2020 - 04:20 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: US-China, students, Visa, Chinese Military

Courtesy: BBC