Immigration

Timelines
60-day grace period for H-1B visa holders, green card applicants

02 May 2020

60-day grace period for H-1B visa holders, green card applicants

The United States on Friday announced a grace period of 60 days to H-1B visa holders and green card applicants, who have been asked to produce various documents.

All you need to know about UK's new visa system

19 Feb 2020

All you need to know about UK's new visa system

The United Kingdom has launched a new points-based visa system, impacting migrant workers and students.

150 Indians, deported from US, land at Delhi's IGI Airport

20 Nov 2019

150 Indians, deported from US, land at Delhi's IGI Airport

On Wednesday morning, around 150 Indians, deported from the United States, landed in New Delhi.

Mexico deports over 300 Indians after US pressure on immigration

18 Oct 2019

Mexico deports over 300 Indians after US pressure on immigration

In an unprecedented move, Mexico deported over 300 Indians to Delhi via a Boeing 747-400 charter.

US: President Trump's new immigration rule could affect 23,000 Indians

05 Oct 2019

US: President Trump's new immigration rule could affect 23,000 Indians

Immigrants applying for visas to United States could be denied entry into the country, unless they can prove that they have health insurance or can cover their medical costs, according to a rule signed by US President Donald Trump on Friday.

Poor people can't legally immigrate to Trump's America anymore

13 Aug 2019

Poor people can't legally immigrate to Trump's America anymore

In what could cut legal immigration to the United States by half, the Trump administration said yesterday that those seeking public benefits could be denied green cards.

US: 6-year-old Indian girl dies of heat in Arizona desert

15 Jun 2019

US: 6-year-old Indian girl dies of heat in Arizona desert

A six-year-old immigrant girl from India was found dead in Arizona's southern deserts on Wednesday by the United States Border Patrol office.

Delhi: Immigration-system server down at airport, long queues at counter

29 Apr 2019

Delhi: Immigration-system server down at airport, long queues at counter

Immigration system server was down at Delhi airport after midnight, resulting in long queues of people at immigration counters.

US: 70-year-old Indian-origin man admits to multi-million dollar immigration fraud

22 Feb 2019

US: 70-year-old Indian-origin man admits to multi-million dollar immigration fraud

A 70-year-old man of Indian-origin, Hardev Panesar, living in the US, has admitted to running a multi-million dollar immigration scam that is said to have duped over a 100 people.

US college scam: 30 'students' return home; others remain detained

08 Feb 2019

US college scam: 30 'students' return home; others remain detained

At least 30 'students' from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, who had been caught up in an immigration racket, have returned to India from the US.

Indonesia: British woman jailed for slapping immigration official

06 Feb 2019

Indonesia: British woman jailed for slapping immigration official

On Wednesday, an Indonesian court sentenced a British woman to six months in prison for slapping an immigration officer in the face after an argument over a fine for overstaying.

State of the Union address: Highlights from Trump's speech

06 Feb 2019

State of the Union address: Highlights from Trump's speech

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump delivered his annual State of the Union address, which was marked by both a combative and a conciliatory attitude.

Indians arrested in 'pay-and-stay' scheme plead not guilty in US-court

05 Feb 2019

Indians arrested in 'pay-and-stay' scheme plead not guilty in US-court

The eight Indians, who were recently arrested for recruiting several hundred students mostly from India to stay illegally in the US by enrolling in a fake university, have pleaded "not guilty" before a federal court in Michigan.

Canada's new immigration rules bring cheer

16 Nov 2016

Canada's new immigration rules bring cheer

Canada has announced modifications in immigration regulations that will particularly benefit international students studying in the country.