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70 injured in clashes in front of US embassy in Egypt (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 13 (IANS) At least 70 people were injured Thursday in clashes in front of the US embassy in the Egyptian capital, the health ministry said.Among the injured ... Read more...

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US hopes to draw 100 mn visitors annually by 2021


May 11th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The US government has announced a national strategy to attract 100 million international visitors annually by 2021 in a bid to boost economic growth and job ... Read more...

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VFS to provide Thai visa services in Bangalore


April 20th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 20 (IANS) VFS Global, an outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions, will now collect from Bangalore visa applications of Karnataka residents who want to travel to ... Read more...

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US consulate to move from south Mumbai to city centre


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) The US consulate and American Centre in Mumbai will move Nov 15 from their existing locations in south Mumbai to the swank new business district in ... Read more...

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Chennai consulate to issue US blanket L visa


November 1st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Starting Dec 1, the US Consulate General in Chennai will be the sole blanket L category visa acceptance and processing centre in India. Blanket L ... Read more...

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Post offices to provide visa services


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Visa related services will soon be available in post offices -- in remote areas.India Post Friday said it has signed an agreement with VFS Global ... Read more...

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Dubai based company begins Indian visa services


April 6th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Abu Dhabi, Apr.6 (ANI): BLS International Services, a Dubai-based company will start handling outsourced Indian passport and visa services from five centres across the UAE.The company has won a contract from the ... Read more...

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South Korea opens visa application centre in New Delhi


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) South Korea Friday opened its first visa application centre in India and said it would outsource the facilities to a private firm in a bid ... Read more...

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Indian passport, visa service charges in UAE to be cut


March 17th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Mar. 17 (ANI): The Indian Embassy here has ended its contract with Empost for passport and visa services, and has handed over the same to a new Dubai-based company, BLS International. ... Read more...

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New Zealand to issue interim visas to foreigners


August 28th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, Aug 28 (IANS) New Zealand plans to issue interim visas to foreigners after their residential permits expire so they can remain in the country while their applications for fresh permits are ... Read more...

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US consulate in Hyderabad starts work


March 5th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 5 (IANS) Five months after it was inaugurated, the US consulate here has started visa services, fulfilling a long-pending demand of visa seekers from Andhra Pradesh and boosting Hyderabad's image ... Read more...

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Indian mission outsources consular services in Singapore


February 5th, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) In a move that will ease processing of travel and visa documents for inbound tourists from Singapore and boost tourism and trade ties between both the countries, ... Read more...

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US suspends Pakistan consular services after Marriott blast


September 26th, 2008 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 26 (Xinhua) The US has suspended visa services at its consular offices in Pakistan following a massive suicide bomb attack on the Marriott Hotel in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, the ... Read more...

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US embassy suspends visa services in Pakistan


September 25th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 25 (Xinhua) The US embassy in Pakistan Thursday suspended its visa and all other consular services over security concerns, said an embassy spokesman. "The embassy temporarily suspended routine consular services ... Read more...

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Indian mission in South Africa to outsource visa services


August 18th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Pretoria, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian mission in South Africa will soon begin outsourcing visa services to prevent "annonying" delays for tourists, India's Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni said ... Read more...

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Indian mission in UK issues guidelines for outsourcing of visa applications


May 14th, 2008 - 10:37 pm ICT by admin
London, May 14 (ANI): As a major step towards upgrading Visa services, the High Commission of India and the Consulates General of India in Birmingham and Edinburgh would be outsourcing the ... Read more...

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Indian missions in UAE outsource passport, visa services


April 6th, 2008 - 8:46 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, April 6 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Abu Dhabi and the consulate in Dubai have become the first Indian missions in the Gulf to outsource the process of collecting passport and ... Read more...

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Indian missions in Australia outsource visa work


February 21st, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) The plush new India Passport and Visa Services Centre opened by the Indian consulate here Thursday will provide welcome relief to those who have sweated in ... Read more...

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