Monthly Archives: January 2013

H-1B visa for skilled workers gets Obama approval

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Tech industry’s demand to increase H-1B visas from 65,000 to 115,000 a year, and possibly as many as 300,000 a year has been approved by … Continue

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Indians are the largest foreign-born group in UK

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Indians have crossed the Irish to become the largest foreign-born ethnic group in England and Wales. UK’s Office for National Statistics’s latest report has stated … Continue

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Bill raises visa total for foreign workers

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Brain drain cited of people trained in U.S., then forced to leave. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar will introduce legislation Tuesday to increase the number of … Continue

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The Senate will move next week on comprehensive high-skill
immigration reform

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New USA Immigration Reform would have: Completely end the cap on the total, yearly number of H-1B visas that American companies can apply for, providing … Continue

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Long-term visas for Bangladeshi students & entrepreneurs

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India has agreed to give long-term visas to Bangladeshi entrepreneurs and students in consonance with its improving ties with its neighbour. New Delhi has also … Continue

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Spain received 57.7 million foreign tourists in 2012

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Spain saw a rise in number of international tourist arrivals in 2012. The numbers were up by 2.7% from 2011. Some of the countries who … Continue

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Change in labour laws of Saudi Arabia: Indians worried

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A new Saudi Arabia labor law which came into effect from November 2012 is causing concern for both foreign professionals as well as Saudi Arabia … Continue

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High Skilled Immigration Reform was included in Obama’s inaugural
speech

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President Barack Obama in his second term inaugural address made a brief mention about the need for high-skilled immigration reform at the United States Capitol. … Continue

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North East India: Heaven for Adventure Travelers

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Hills, mountains and various natural water bodies define the North-East region of India. Nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts can feel close to nature and can … Continue

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14% Rise in Number of Foreign Students to Philippines

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Number of foreign students studying in Philippines in 2012 increased by 14 percent or more than 47,000. “BI student desk approved in 2012 a total … Continue

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Maryland, US Tightens Student Visa Rules

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Ocean city, the resort town in Maryland gear up for more stringent rules and regulations regarding when and how foreign students can work. “Year after … Continue

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Certain US visa applicants to be exempted from personal interviews

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USA received record number of Indians in 2011 and 2012. This has inspired Obama Administration to exempt personal interview for certain applicants . “In 2011, … Continue

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Europe attracts more investors to its lucrative business environment

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In January, the European investor confidence increased for the fifth consecutive month, shows the Sentix index, which measures the sentiment about the euro area’s economy. … Continue

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Indian visa costs to soar

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The cost of a tourist visa for India is to increase sharply for British travellers this week. The fee for a single visa – valid … Continue

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USA: Business Travel Set for Stronger 2013

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With the uncertainty of the fiscal cliff negotiations passing in the rear view mirror, 2013 is projected to see a substantial increase in spending on … Continue

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U.S. may allow H1B spouses to work during green card wait

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In a rare move that flies in the face of anti-immigrant rhetoric in some corners of the U.S. the Department of Homeland Security announced in … Continue

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World’s Top 10 Innovative Companies

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24/7 Wall St. assessed top U.S. patent recipients in 2012 as per IFI’s annual reports to list down the most innovative companies. Besides patent awards, … Continue

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India to issue Visa-on-arrival for Pak nationals aged above 65 yrs

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Visa-on-arrival facility by Indian government at the Attari-Wagah check post for Pak nationals over 65 years will commence from January 15. Indian government has imposed … Continue

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U.S. Set for Biggest State-Local Jobs Boost Since 2007

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State and local governments are in their best financial shape since the recession, giving them leeway to cushion the U.S. economy from federal budget cuts … Continue

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More religious tourist places planned by Indian government to
increase foreign tourist arrivals

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Multicultural & Incredible India plans to promote faith tourism by developing religious tourist sites which would attract foreign. Faith or religious tourism is “recession-proof” and … Continue

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