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Government extends Visa-on- Arrival facility to UAE

The Indian government has extended Visa-on Arrival facility to nationals of United Arab Emirates with effect from November 16, 2019. This facility will help in strengthening people-to-people and trade links, as well as the strategic ties between the two countries. This facility will be available for a period of up to 60 days with double ..

Union Tourism Ministry decide to offer e-Tourist Visa fee based on tourist footfall to attract foreign travellers

The Union Tourism Ministry has decided to offer e-Tourist Visa fee based on tourist footfall to attract foreign travellers from over 160 countries to India. The ministry has proposed to introduce e-visa fee for short duration of 30 days during peak tourism season – from July to March — at a charge of $25. However, ..

Indian passport ranked at 86th position in latest Henley Passport Index 2019

The Indian passport has been ranked at the 86th position with a mobility score of 58 in the latest Henley Passport Index 2019. The score points out that Indian passport holder can access 58 countries around the world without a prior visa. The index includes 199 passports and 227 travel destinations — including micro-states and ..

Ministry of Home Affairs to discard its ‘Black List’ of Indian-origin people

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to discard its ‘Black List’ of Indian-origin people, who have taken asylum abroad under the plea of alleged persecution in India. As per officials, all such people will also be given regular visa as well as Overseas Citizen of India (OCI). The list, which is maintained by ..

US reaches H-1B Visa cap for year 2020

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services has reached mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for the year 2020 in just 5 days since 1st April. This happened aftermath of getting sufficient number of petitions for the work visa among foreign, including Indian, professionals. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that facilitates the US companies to ..

Sushma Swaraj held meeting with Maldives President

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has held a joint ministerial meeting with her Maldivian counterpart Abdullah Shahid, where the latter reiterated his Government’s “India-First Policy’. The Government of Maldives assures to remain sensitive towards India’s security and strategic concerns. A joint statement were signed on visa facilitation for diplomatic and official passport holders, development cooperation ..

Aadhaar cards are now valid travel documents for Indians travelling to Nepal and Bhutan

According to recent Union Home Ministry communique, Aadhaar cards are now valid travel documents for Indians under 15 and over 65 years travelling to Nepal and Bhutan. Indians other than those in the two age brackets will not be able to use Aadhaar to travel to the two neighbouring countries, for which no visas are ..

Indian passport ranked as 79th most powerful in world

As per 2019 Henley and Partners Passport Index, the Indian passport has been ranked as the 79th most powerful in the world. The Henley index ranks world’s passports based on how many countries they can get the holder access to without a prior visa. An Indian passport holder can visit 61 countries without a pre-travel ..