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  • Overseas Indians have increased India’s stature: Pranab Mukherjee

    CHICAGO: Praising overseas Indians for their hard work, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said the community members through their soft power have increased the stature of India at international arena. Mukherjee, who met with the community members here at a breakfast meeting at Hotel Peninsula said, “The respect that India has been able to command… Read More »

    Jan 31, 2012
  • US embassy preparing to ease tourism, business visa norms

    James Herman, Minister-Counsellor for Consular Affairs, US Embassy – New Delhi In a move that aims to provide relief to Indians wishing to travel to the US for business and leisure, the US embassy in New Delhi is preparing to simplify visa application norms and speed up associated paperwork after President Barack Obama last week… Read More »

    Jan 31, 2012
  • India third on US immigrant waiting list

    For the Obama administration, India can wait, literally. According to the fiscal 2012 data released by the US Department of State, India forms about eight% of the overall immigrant waiting list, with about 3.43 lakh Indians waiting to find their way to the country of their dreams. India is at the third position, preceded by… Read More »

    Jan 30, 2012
  • US Embassy announces measures to streamline visa process for Indian travellers

    NEW DELHI: As a follow-up to the executive order issued by US President Barack Obama announcing a major initiative to woo tourists from India, China and Brazil; the US Embassy in New Delhi has announced measures to streamline the visa process for Indian travellers. These include consular road shows in different parts of India to… Read More »

    Jan 30, 2012
  • US to issue 14% more visas for Indians

    The US has taken a number of steps to simplify and quicken visa process and target 14% yearly increase in travellers from India that would help further strengthen business and political ties, an American diplomat said on Friday. The US consular team in India processed close to 700,000 visa applications in 2011, said James W… Read More »

    Jan 28, 2012
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