Being An Overseas Indian Has Never Been Better

Being An Overseas Indian Has Never Been Better
It cannot measure, for example, the effect of a given passport on a person's chance to get a specialised work visa (like H-1B in the US) or a student visa, because such visas are usually issued on grounds that are different from an ordinary tourist …
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Crackdown on black money: Absconders won't have a passport to evade taxmen
Tax authorities will be able to initiate action against those having undeclared overseas assets even after a change in residency if these were held while being an Indian resident."If the overseas asset was acquired and held as a resident and not …
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How The GOP Can Beat Obama On Immigration While Sticking To Conservative

How The GOP Can Beat Obama On Immigration While Sticking To Conservative
… the passport stamp prominently reads “No recourse to public funds.” The stamp serves the dual purpose of reminding both the traveller and all who open the passport that the government will not financially support that visitor. … Of their entire …
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Indian author's 'death' raises questions about freedom
In August the tech-industry-dominated southern state of Karnataka classified all press and speech violations, along with digital piracy and other such crimes, under what is called the Goonda Act. Roughly equivalent to the United States' Racketeer …
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French terror attacks bring new scrutiny to visa waiver program in US
This is the program that enables U.S. citizens to travel to countries in Europe (as well as a few others) with just a passport in hand, instead of having to go through the somewhat onerous process of securing a visa, and it also allows nationals from …
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Greenpeace slams Indian government after activist blocked at airport
But she was stopped by airport officials, and the word 'OFFLOAD' was stamped into her passport, despite being invited to Parliament by Labour MP Virendra Sharma. “Such systematic excesses by the government are a shame and cause of worry for the …
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Multi-State Fake Drivers' License 'Ringleader' Sentenced to 6 Years
… counterfeit documents including passports. Among those arrested was a contract employee of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services who was convicted of stealing the forms used in the scheme. At the time of the arrests, the U.S. attorney's …

Indian expats in Qatar are urgently required to apply for machine readable

Indian expats in Qatar are urgently required to apply for machine readable
The International Civil Aviation Organisation recently announced the phasing out of all non-machine readable passports (MRPs) by November 24, 2015, following which the Indian Embassy has urged all Indian citizens to apply for a machine readable …
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Soon, Passport Seva Kendra in Pondy
This could be a big relief to passport applicants living in Puducherry, Cuddalore and Villupuram districts as people travel more than 100 km to not only apply but also renew their passports. Pandian said Chennai receives the most number of applications.
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More and more Israelis 'renouncing' their citizenship
This group wanted to apply to sensitive posts in their countries. Some countries prohibit employment of dual passport holders. Most of the requests, according to the data, indicated that the majority of the requests were received by Israelis living in …
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Immigration officer on the run
KUALA LUMPUR: An Immigration officer and his former colleague are on the run after police crippled a syndicate that forged documents for tens of thousands of passports and cheated companies of millions of ringgit by processing fake foreign worker …
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Indian shipping companies get relief from tedious paperwork
Reduces documentation work: Every year, every company in the Indian shipping industry had to go to the Directorate General of Shipping's office in Mumbai to renew its trading certificate for every ship it plies. … "It is like having a life-time …
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No let up in Indian passport shortage
At the BLS office in Al Khaleej Centre, the biggest centre for Indian passport application processing services in the UAE, only 100 tokens were issued as against up to 300 on regular days. In smaller centres like the ones in KMCC Office and Deira City …
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Passport delay threatens Sunderland family's dream Disney World trip
When Mark, a teacher, phoned to see what was happening about the passport, he was told Merlin's details had been filled in incorrectly but later told the application had been damaged in the post. He added: “They had both applications but there is no …
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Time for US diplomatic presence in Iran?
Finally, an interests section staffed with American diplomats would greatly enhance American Citizen Services (ACS) for Americans traveling to Iran, such as U.S. passport issuance and renewal and consular visitation and support for Americans arrested, …
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