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Qatar launches latest labour regulation from Dec 2016 December 26, 2015
Qatar launches latest labour regulation from Dec 2016

The much awaited changes to the Qatar’s labour law which is also known as “Kafala” for the overseas workers would come into force in the next year’s month of December. As per the media reports.The law changing the rules that oversee the exit visas and the job contracts in Qatar was reveled in Qatar’s official...

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MEA issues advisory for the students who are travelling to the US December 24, 2015
MEA issues advisory for the students who are travelling to the US

The Ministry of External Affairs has issued an advisory for all students who seek to travel to the US, as there have been many recent cases of entry rejection by the authorities of the US immigration to students from India having valid student visas to pursue education in the US institutions. The Silicon Valley Univers...

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US visa fee increase to hinder business ties with the US says FICCI December 23, 2015
US visa fee increase to hinder business ties with the US says FICCI

Indian industry body FICCI had termed the increase inH-1B visa fee as discriminatory. It also said that the measure would put a negative effect on the efforts made by both the countries for building stronger business relations. It also said that such law would also hinder the development of the economy of the US as it ...

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India to expand visa free diplomatic travel to many countries December 23, 2015
India to expand visa free diplomatic travel to many countries

The Indian Union Cabinet has approved an agreement on the exemption from the visa needs for the official and diplomatic passport holders. The government was looking to expand the envelope of visa-free traveling for such individuals.According to an official statement, this measure will facilitate entry, transit and stay...

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The effect of increased US visa fee for IT companies December 22, 2015
The effect of increased US visa fee for IT companies

Last week the US President had signed a spending package worth $1.8 trillion and also reauthorized the fee charged on the non immigrant visas for firms that recruit over 50% overseas workers. The fee had expired on 1st October. The fee for the visa has been doubled to around $4000 for H-1B and $4500 for L-1 visas.Imp...

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E- Visas could be the future of travel documents December 22, 2015
E- Visas could be the future of travel documents

Many countries are trying to make their visa procedures simpler this year. The aim of these modifications is to make it as simple as possible for the travelers to come. Some places like Thailand, Australia, and Vietnam has opted for one or two years of visa that permits for multiple entries. Many other nations had take...

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US Congress has passed a package worth $1.1 trillion, also hikes H-1B visa fee December 19, 2015
US Congress has passed a package worth $1.1 trillion, also hikes H-1B visa fee

The US politicians in an immediate sequence today passed the $1.8 trillion spending package and had also introduced a heavy $4000 on theH-1B visas for IT firms of India.This bill has came as the shock for the IT firms of India as they now have to pay around millions of dollars while they apply for the H-1B visas. As th...

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Latest proposal of US visa fee might cost Indian IT companies $400 million December 18, 2015
Latest proposal of US visa fee might cost Indian IT companies $400 million

As per the apex body of IT firms, Nasscom, the US proposal of increasing the H-1B and L-1 visa fees will substantially hurt the Indian IT companies.According to them, the proposal increase will cost the IT outsourcing firms of India a minimum of additional $400 million yearly; this can slay the competitive edge IT comp...

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