Good news for the Indians residing in the UK or the European Union on a resident visa. They are now capable of applying for a visa-on-arrival for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The process from now on will be simple and expedite for family and friends visiting the UAE.
The news was reissued by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA), Dubai conveying a reminder to the residents of the UAE. According to the video uploaded by the GDRFA on their social networking sites this week, “Indian nationals holders of normal passports with the UK and European Union countries’ resident visa, can now avail entry permit or visa-on-arrival on all the entry points to the UAE. One condition that is to be taken care of is that the validity of the resident visa must not be less than six months.”
In order to get this visa-on-arrival, Indian passengers need to approach the Marhaba Service Counter upon arrival. The fee for the initial entry permit will be Dh100 plus Dh20 as service tax. After the payment of the fee, the passenger can later move on to the passport control. The longest validity one can get on the entry permit is 14 days which can be extended by an additional 28 days by paying a renewal fee of Dh250 and Dh20 service tax.
Indian students are found all across the world excelling in almost every field. The UK has been one of the most preferred locations for pursuing education for the students in India. With about 21,500 student visa applications, India has become the second largest country to issue student visas for the UK. On number one is China and India is followed by the US securing the third rank.
The statistics were provided by the Harry Booty, the regional communication manager at Visas and Immigration in UK Home Office. He also added that China is dominating with about 1,00,000 student visas and the US has approximately 15,000 Tier-4 student visas. “India has experienced a persistent rise in the number of student visa applications. The figure has doubled in the past three years,” he said. Among the Indians, most applications were received from Mumbai and Delhi, and state-wise, Telangana has produced the highest number of applicants.
Sri Lanka Tourism is innovating by introducing tour packages for Indian travelers. Since more and more and more Indians are now traveling out of the country, Sri Lanka is trying to attract some to their island. About five new packages have been released for the Indian tourists by the country’s tourism department. Tourism dropped by about 70% than the year 2018. As per the sources, the number of tourists dropped from 2.3M in 2018 to 9.3K after the attacks in April 2019. The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Airlines have been collaborating with the local tour agencies to draft these new tour packages. These contain deals and discounted prices of about 30 to 60 percent for the tourist attractions in the country. Accommodation, air tickets, transportation, and other add-ons are also comprised in the packages. The number of flights has been increased to 123 per week from 12 major cities in India. Combinations for locations in Sri Lanka like Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara, Eliya, Sigiriya, and the South Coast have been introduced to be chosen from. These offers are valid from June 10 to September 30, 2019.
This news sure relieves the H-1B visa applicants. The approach towards localization of India’s data was affecting the North American enterprises like the Visa and MasterCard. As per the sources, the US was scheming to limit the number of H-1B visa candidates entering the country. However, the Secretary of the State, Mike Pompeo cleared the tension by overturning the hearsay, stating that there will be no capping on the H1-B visa quota. India is among the largest outsourcer of skilled tech workers. Limiting the quota was only going to hurt the American tech-giants. The dominance of US technology is, although partly, affected because of its popularity among the most proficient techies across the globe, mentioned India’s IT Trade Association Nasscom at the beginning of the wafting rumours. According to the statistics, there will be about 1.4M more jobs in software development in 2020 than the candidates who will apply for them. Also, by the year 2030, it is a possibility that the economy of the US could experience the backlash of $162 billion-worth (Rs 11 lakh crore) revenues per annum unless more software workers are employed.
From 10th Feb, It will be easier for Indians to visit Uzbekistan. How? The country has relaxed its visa process for 39 countries, including India, New Zealand, Canada and the US.
Now you can visit Uzbekistan without having an invitation letter, at the same time the visa processing time has been cut short from five days to two days only. There’s more good news for travelers: the country had announced e-visas starting 2021, but has graciously brought that ahead to 2018, And so, starting July this year, you can expect to apply for Uzbekistan visa online.
"The app is dedicated to providing information and the information actually serves both UAE nationals visiting India and also Indians trying to gather information to visit the UAE and also those going to work in the UAE."
“Some scamsters are calling people to cheat and they are demanding money from them. We have also received two complaints from Indian nationals regarding this,”
Japan has introduced Visa relaxation norms for citizens of India seeking multiple-entry visas for short-term stays. It is not required for Indian citizens to submit the ‘Applicant’s Employment Certificate’ and ‘Explanation Letter stating the reason of applying for multiple-entry visa’. Applicant will only need their passport, a filled visa application and bank statement to prove financial capability. Frequent visitors or who have visited japan more than twice in past two years can issue multiple entry visa (valid for five years) by submitting only their passports and visa application forms.
We would like to inform you, Australia transit Visa is mandatory for all the traveller travelling to any third country via Australia. As Airlines/Immigration can also deny boarding due to the absence of Australian Transit Visa.Example - If passenger travelling to New Zealand transiting Australia, a transit visa is mandatory.
Hence, the passenger is requested to take all the relevant documents informed by the transit visa department in order to avoid inconvenience.
Indian nationals will have to schedule an appointment with nearest VFS centre for Australia visa application submission. This rule will be enforced from 13th Nov 2017.
This sudden change of rule might affect the process of visa submissions.
To provide more hassle free and personalized services to our customers, BTW Visa Services has introduced Call Support System from 07 AM to 10 PM daily including weekends and public holidays.
The customers can reach us at 02049027000 for consultation or any emergency.
The Canada visitors visa processing (Tourist/Business/Family Visit) will now take 34 working days from the date of submission.
Recently the Canada visa processing has become time consuming, the processing time earlier was 24 working days.
Travelers are suggested to not book confirmed air tickets prior the visa approval.
Large number of Indian Tourist holding a valid Georgian E-Visa are deported from the immigration without any specific reasons.
Travelers are highly recommended to opt for the offline stamp visa (to be applied at the Embassy with hard copy documents) for a hassle free travel experience.
Read More at: http://www.asianage.com/metros/mumbai/070717/indians-tourists-with-georgian-e-visa-sent-back.html
The fees for New Zealand Visa will be revised w.e.f. 04th Sept 2017.
The regular TT Services charges will be applicable above the visa fees.