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Updated: US Supreme Court Authorizes Partial Enforcement of Travel Ban

Posted on July 19, 2017

The travel ban instituted by the United States Government but opposed by the lower courts is going to see a limited version go through, thanks to a decision taken by the Supreme Court. A small triumph ... Read More

Decline in International Student Enrollments into US Schools

Posted on July 17, 2017

A recent survey by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers found that there has been a 40 percent drop in international applications for the coming school year.  The ... Read More

Green Card for Skilled Workers May Take Upto 12 Years to Come Through

Posted on July 13, 2017

A recent study by Pew Research determined that Indians under the skilled workers category applying for Green Cards will have an approximate 12 year wait before getting their Permanent Residency in the ... Read More

Laptop Ban Lifted On Certain Flights

Posted on July 12, 2017

Six of the ten airports that were under the electronics ban have been given the green signal in allowing electronics onboard their flights in the passenger cabin. The following carriers are off the ... Read More

Indian Passports in Hindi Now

Posted on July 11, 2017

Based on popular demand, the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has approved the request for online applications of Indian passports in Hindi language. Following this, in an official statement from ... Read More

International Travelers to India Can Claim GST Refund

Posted on July 06, 2017

With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in place in India, there is now a systematic, linear taxation process implemented which allows for a transparent, and simpler format. This also brings along ... Read More

Persons of Indian Origin Who Served Foreign Military Excluded From OCI Status

Posted on July 05, 2017

An inter-ministerial committee from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs has decided against giving the Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) status to individuals who may have served a foreign military ... Read More