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UAE launches e-visa system in Spain


May 5th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 5 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched an electronic visa facility in Spain to facilitate the issuing process.Launched by UAE Ambassador to Spain Hasa Abdullah ... Read more...

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US House approves faster green cards for Indian IT workers


December 1st, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) In a move that may allow more highly skilled immigrants from India and China to obtain the so-called green cards faster, the US House of Representatives ... Read more...

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Australian states for vocational student visa changes


October 10th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 10 (IANS) Irked by the relaxation of visa rules just for university students, governments of the two largest Australian states New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria are now ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka launches online visa approval system


October 1st, 2011 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka Friday launched an online visa approval system for people on a short stay, Xinhua reported.The system, Electronic Travel Authorization ETA, will come into effect ... Read more...

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Australia to relax visa norms to woo students


September 22nd, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Sep 22 (IANS) Worried by continuing slide in the international students' numbers, the Australian government has decided to relax visa norms further.The decision has coincided with former New South ... Read more...

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US outreach to India business to prevent visa abuse


April 29th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Keen to strengthen its economic relationship with India, the US says it has a lot of outreach with the business community there to prevent abuse of ... Read more...

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Fake student visa applications from India increases before new UK law comes into force


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): Indians desperate to enter Britain before tough new rules come into force next week have applied in large numbers for visa as fake students.Up to 40 per cent ... Read more...

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New interim visa in New Zealand


February 6th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Willington, Feb 6 (IANS) To maintain a person's lawful status in New Zealand, a new interim visa system will come into effect from Monday that will help overseas students, workers and visitors ... Read more...

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Oz to review strict student visa program following drastic drop in Indian enrolments


December 17th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 17(ANI): Australia's Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has announced that a review of the international student visa program will be conducted following which changes may be carried out to prop ... Read more...

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Visit visas misused for illegal migration: Minister


November 29th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi Monday called for a check on the "misuse of visit visas", citing it as one of the main reasons for illegal ... Read more...

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UK PM pledges visa abuse crackdown, stem immigration


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.22 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he is committed to more than halving immigration and to slash immigration by cracking down on rampant abuse of the ... Read more...

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Oz visa system behind slump in Indian and international student numbers: Experts


November 13th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 13(ANI): Australia is facing years of decline before universities recover from a significant slump in international student numbers, experts have said.The experts believe that the current visa system takes too ... Read more...

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Reports of UK discriminating against Pakistanis “completely false”: Adam Thomson


November 6th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 6 (ANI): British High Commissioner to Pakistan- Adam Thomson- has denied any discriminatory treatment being meted out to Pakistanis visiting or residing in the United Kingdom."Several Pakistani media outlets ... Read more...

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US hopes visa law will not hurt India ties


August 14th, 2010 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 14(IANS) The United States hopes that a new law to secure US-Mexico border by raising $600 million through steep work visa fee hikes would not affect its ... Read more...

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Visa free travel for Chinese, Indian airline staff (Lead)


May 27th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt Beijing, May 27 (IANS) The airline staff of India and China will henceforth enjoy visa free travel between their countries following an agreement signed during the visit of Indian ... Read more...

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India, China to cooperate on sports, airline staff visas


May 27th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 27 (IANS) India and China Thursday inked an agreement on streamlining the visa system for airline staff and signed two memorandum of understandings (MoUs) for extending cooperation in the ... Read more...

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EU to introduce streamlined Schengen visa system


March 30th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 30 (DPA) European Union (EU) officials Tuesday hailed a streamlined new system for issuing visas to enter the Schengen zone, saying that it would make travel easier when it comes ... Read more...

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Malaysia emerging as ‘uniquely attractive destination’ for Indian tourists: TCI


March 24th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Mar. 24 (ANI): India's top outbound tour operator Travel Corporation of India (TCI) has described Malaysia as a "uniquely attractive destination."The Star Online quoted TCI's Mumbai-based director Rakshit Desai, as saying ... Read more...

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US wants ‘interference free’ visa mechanism for its officials in Pak


February 27th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.27 (ANI): The United States has told Pakistan to put in place a uniform visa mechanism so that its diplomats and embassy staff stationed in Islamabad do not face any difficulty ... Read more...

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English language tests for foreign students ‘unfair’, says Cambridge


February 11th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Feb 11 (IANS) Britain's largest provider of English language tests has expressed concern over government plans to impose strict English language tests for foreign students, saying such a ... Read more...

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UK student visa system rife with cheats, says Bangladeshi migrant


February 8th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.8 (ANI): Britain's student visa system has been denounced as rife with "cheating and deception" by a teacher who has experienced the process from within.The Daily Express quoted Mohammed Aslam Farook, ... Read more...

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Foreign students to face stricter English language test in Britain


February 7th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) Foreign students from India and other countries outside the European region who want to study in Britain will have to sit for a stricter English-language test and will ... Read more...

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Tharoor blames media for creating controversy over his statement


January 10th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 10(ANI): Reacting to the latest controversy raised over some remarks reportedly made by him Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor claimed becoming a victim of ... Read more...

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‘Indian students to face extra scrutiny under Tory government’


January 9th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 9 (IANS) Indians wishing to study in Britain will be singled out for extra scrutiny by border officials if the Conservative Party forms the next government, a ... Read more...

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Tory government to make yearly 2000-pound bond for foreign students mandatory


January 9th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): Foreign students who want to study in Britain, will have to provide a bond of up to 2,000 pounds a year to study at colleges under a Tory ... Read more...

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India, Japan to ease visa rules, to conclude CEPA by 2010 (Lead)


December 29th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) India and Japan Tuesday decided to ease visa rules within a year to spur trade and tourism as two of Asia's biggest economies agreed to conclude ... Read more...

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Britain takes up tourist visa plan issue with India


December 23rd, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Britain has sought clarifications from the Indian government about the proposed tightening of rules for long-term tourist visas and stressed that the new policy can impact ... Read more...

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New immigration law comes into force in New Zealand


October 30th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington (New Zealand), Oct 30 (IANS) A new Immigration Act, which includes the use of biometrics and a single independent appeals tribunal, became a law in New Zealand Friday, a minister said. The ... Read more...

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Pak-based terrorists exploiting Britain’s shoddy visa system


September 10th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 10 (ANI): Pakistan-based terrorists are exploiting Britain's shoddy visa system to come to the country.Pakistan is considered by Britain as the No.1 base for Islamic extremists brainwashing potential terrorists. ... Read more...

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UK Ministers hunt for 4,000 ‘bogus’ foreign students


August 7th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.7 (ANI): Ministers are trying to locate nearly 4,000 foreign students who are living in Britain after coming to the UK to study at bogus colleges.According to The Independent, these students ... Read more...

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British immigration officials pass Pak visas in just 11 minutes


July 4th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 4 (ANI): British immigration officials in Pakistan devote just 11 minutes to scrutinize and pass a visa application in a country considered to be the hotbed of terrorism, the ... Read more...

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‘Terror plotters’ were allowed to stay in UK despite visa breaches


April 11th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.11 (ANI): At least two of the men suspected of being members of an alleged al-Qaeda cell were allowed to stay in Britain despite breaching conditions of their student visas, ... Read more...

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Indian IT industry to help in US economic recovery


April 11th, 2009 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 11 (IANS) India's information technology industry should start hiring in the US to help in its economic recovery as the US is always going to be its biggest ... Read more...

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Indian IT industry to help in US economic recoveryBy Arun KumarWashington, April 11 (IANS) India’s information technology industry should start hiring in the US to help in its economic recovery as the US is always going to be its biggest market, the indus


April 11th, 2009 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 11 (IANS) India's information technology industry should start hiring in the US to help in its economic recovery as the US is always going to be its biggest ... Read more...

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Arrested Pak terror suspects may have exploited student’s visa regime to enter UK


April 10th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 10 (ANI): The 10 Pakistani nationals arrested in the United Kingdom for planning to carry out terror strikes in the country may have exploited the shortcomings in the visa regime ... Read more...

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