Following a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong and Chinese Vice Premier Ding Xuexiang, Singapore and China have mutually agreed upon a 30-day visa exemption for its citizens. The said meeting was a part of Wong’s official visit to China to co-chair the 19th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC), […]

UK government opening second visa ballot for young Indian professionals

The Indian-origin Rishi Sunak-led United Kingdom government announced it was opening its second ballot under the UK-India Young Professional Scheme for Indians aged between 18 and 30 years with graduate-level qualifications for visas to the UK.

China announces restart of visa-free travel policy to Singapore from July 26

China is set to resume 15-day visa-free entry for citizens of Singapore and Brunei from July 26, its embassies in the two countries said, more than three years after the policy was suspended due to COVID-19.

Canada to allow US H-1B visa holders and their families to find jobs in their country

Canada is set to open its borders to H-1B visa holders from the United States. Sean Fraser, Immigration Minister, yesterday publicly stated that the Canadian government planned to launch an open work-permit stream to allow up to 10,000 American H-1B visa holders to come and work in the country.

Need to modernise H-1B Visa lottery system to counter fraud, abuse: US Immigration Agency

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stated that the computerised drawing of lots devised to select successful H-1B applicants every year has resulted in abuse of the system and a sharp increase in fraudulent efforts.

New US Court ruling on H-1B visa may benefit bulk of Indian techies

A judge in the US has ruled that partners of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are Indians, can work in the country, in a big relief to foreign workers in the American tech sector which has seen massive retrenchments.

‘H-1B visa cap for 2024 reached; successful applicants informed’

The H-1B visa cap for the financial year 2024, beginning October 1, has been reached and all successful applicants have been informed about it, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services has said.

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