Original Signatures No Longer Mandatory on Form I-864

Posted on June 23, 2017

In order to smoothen the visa process for family-based visa categories and reduce the number of visa rejections on the pretext of incomplete documentation, the National Visa Center will now accept ... Read More

PIO Cards will be Invalid For India Travel After June 30, 2017

Posted on June 22, 2017

After June 30, 2017 traveling on a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card to India will not be valid and could be potentially denied entry on arrival. Travelers should either convert to an Overseas ... Read More

Online Transfer of Funds for Social Initiatives in India Made Possible for NRIs

Posted on June 21, 2017

The Indian government has set up a non-profit trust called India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) that allows the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) to ... Read More

Aadhaar Card Not Applicable to NRIs For Filing Taxes

Posted on June 20, 2017

India’s Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has exempt Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) from being eligible for an Aadhaar card. The Indian Biometric ID card - Aadhaar is applicable only to the resident ... Read More

Departure Cards Abolished For Indians Flying Abroad

Posted on June 19, 2017

Starting July 1, 2017 passengers with an Indian passport will not have to fill out a departure card issued by the bureau of immigration on their visits to foreign locations from Indian airports.  As ... Read More

Biometric Traveler Screening Systems To Replace Boarding Passes in US Airports

Posted on June 17, 2017

In an effort to streamline the entire check-in and boarding process at American airports, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Services is experimenting with a biometric traveler screening system. ... Read More