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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

Indian Travelers To Get Expedited Security Screening & Clearance Under The US Global Entry Program

Posted on July 03, 2017

Under the “U.S. and India Travel and Tourism Partnership Year” of 2017, the US government has admitted India into its Global Entry program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk ... Read More

After-Effects Of The Goods & Services Tax (GST) Bill On NRIs

Posted on June 30, 2017

Being implemented on July 1, 2017 the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill is the biggest tax reform India has seen in over 20 years. This new bill will bring the multitude of central and state taxes ... Read More