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  • How the countries stack up for tax residency seekers

    Belgium: It is often chosen because of the ease in travel as a EU resident and physical presence in the country accrues time towards obtaining nationality. Belgian residence rights can be acquired in connection with a business that has to be established and maintained in Belgium. The Belgian business also has the advantage of low… Read More »

    Jan 29, 2009
  • US’ stricter H-1B plan may hit Indian outsourcing firms

    BANGALORE: Two US senators Dick Durbin and Chuck Grassley plan to reintroduce a stricter H-1B visa reform legislation this year, making it mandatory for outsourcing companies such as TCS, Wipro and Infosys to hire local American workers before seeking any H-1B visas for their Indian employees. The move, if implemented, would drastically increase costs and… Read More »

    Jan 29, 2009
  • How to Circumvent Gatekeepers Using Voicemail System Features

    Gatekeepers are the Cerberus of the recruiting industry. Their job is to allow the properly associated souls to pass, while turning back the rest of us at the gates. Many articles have been written about how to approach them, what to say to them, and even about forming long-term relationships with them. While administrative assistants… Read More »

    Jan 29, 2009
  • Consulates Start Using Electronic Form DS-160

    On April 29, 2008, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced the creation of Form DS-160, an electronically filed non-immigrant visa application form. Form DS-160 will ultimately take the place of currently used Forms DS-156, DS-157, DS-158, and other related forms such as the DS-156E, DS-156K, and DS-156V.

    Jan 29, 2009
  • TCS inks $100-million deal with UK co 4U Group

    Mumbai: TCS on Wednesday announced that it signed a $100-million agreement to provide IT services to a UK-based telecom company 4U Group, which runs Phones 4U. TCS has around 4,800 people working in 65 locations in the UK. AS Lakshminarayanan, VP and country manager (UK & Ireland) of TCS, said: “This contract underlines the important… Read More »

    Jan 29, 2009
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