Indian Bank launches paperless account opening facility for NRIs

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), residing in nearly 40 different countries, have now been enabled to open account in IDBI Bank without the need for submitting paper documents/physical copies. IDBI Bank has launched their ‘NRI-Insta-Online’account-opening process for NRIs residing in Financial Action Task Force (FATF) member countries. The NRI individual will now …

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Indian Government Clarifies Voting by Overseas (NRI) Voters of India in Upcoming Elections

In light of the mass circulation of misleading information through social media about the online voting/voting in the Consulate or through proxy/mail by Overseas (NRI) Indian Voters in the forthcoming general election in India, the Election Commission of India has clarified the air surrounding the rumour by clearly affirming that …

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New H1-B Visa Rules Favoring Advanced Degree Holders To Affect Information Technology Companies In The U.S.

A recent notification by U.S Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) specifying changes to the selection procedure for H1-B cap-subject has received a severe backlash from all across the globe. The proposed rules reversed the order in which H1-B beneficiaries are selected. According to the advanced notification, the new rules governing …

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MHA Relaxes Visa Procedure For Foreign Patients

To give a boost to the medical industry in India, the Ministry of Home Affairs has relaxed the visa procedure to avail medical treatment. According to the recent revisions, foreigners with long-term visas of six months and more need not convert to medical visas for treatment of minor conditions which …

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US-Based ITServe Files Lawsuit Against US Immigration Body Over Shorter H-1B Visas

A US-based trade association,  ITServe alliance, recently filed a lawsuit in a US district court against US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A recent policy change was introduced by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which has resulted in a grant of H-1B visas for a few days or months as opposed …

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Major Changes To H1-B Visa Rules Underway: Trump Administration

As a part of the Unified Fall Agenda, Trump administration said that it is coming out with a new proposal to revise the definition of ‘specialty occupations’ under H1-B visas as well as the definition of ’employment’ under this foreign work visa category. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have planned …

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