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Additional 37 Countries Now Eligible for the Indian e-Tourist Visa Scheme

Posted on February 25, 2016

India has announced its decision to extend its e-tourist visa scheme to an additional 37 countries. Effective this Friday, February 26, 2016, the additional 37 countries now eligible for an Indian ... Read More

Entry to United States Begins to Tighten

Posted on December 16, 2015

In a follow up to last week’s announcement regarding the US Government’s tightening of the Visa Waiver Program, a biometric testing project has been introduced to the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, the ... Read More

New US Passport Changes to Become Effective January 1

Posted on December 07, 2015

Effective January 1, 2016, Americans will no longer have the option of adding extra pages to their passport after filling up the existing pages. Due to “security concerns,” according to the U.S. State ... Read More

US Discusses Plans to Add India to Global Entry System

Posted on September 22, 2015

Recent discussions took place between India and the United States regarding the inclusion of certain Indian citizens in the United States’ Global Entry System, a program that allows for faster ... Read More

India Launches Online Grievance System “MADAD” Portal for NRIs

Posted on February 25, 2015

On February 21, 2015, the Indian government launched “MADAD” (Help), an online grievances monitoring portal for Indian citizens living abroad. MADAD, which stands for “MEA in Aid of Diaspora in ... Read More

US Customs & Border Protection Pre-Clearance Program: Immigration to Happen at Foreign Airports

Posted on February 12, 2015

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to increase its number of preclearance facilities in international airports worldwide. Beginning in 2015, CBP will start to evaluate and ... Read More

New Indian Immigration Forms: Arrival, Departure Forms And Customs Forms

Posted on July 14, 2014

Discontinuation of filling up of Departure (Embarkation) Card by foreign nationals and Arrival (Disembarkation) Card by Indians and Implementation of new Departure/Arrival cards Effective March ... Read More