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  • The U.S. Embassy Announces Visa Processing Fees Changes

    The Department of State adjusted visa processing fees effective April 13, 2012.  The fees for most nonimmigrant visa applications increased, while all immigrant visa processing fees decreased.  Fees for U.S. passports, reports of birth, notarial services, and renunciation of citizenship remain unchanged.   The change in fees is effective world-wide. Applicants seeking Tourist, Business, Crew Member,… Read More »

    Apr 30, 2012
  • Indians get better deals at hotels abroad than at home

    MUMBAI: Frequent travellers will attest to the painful fact that the rupee does not go far outside India. This rule, however, does not hold true when it comes to booking a hotel room. For Rs 6,000 a night, you can enjoy the comforts of a four-star hotel room at popular tourist destinations like Las Vegas,… Read More »

    Apr 30, 2012
  • New international code of ethics to ensure best interests of students

    A new international code of ethics to ensure that education agents act in best interests of students, declare conflict of interest and be open about all fees and commissions, has been unveiled recently in London. The new code has been agreed upon by Australia, the UK, Ireland and New Zealand with education officials from these… Read More »

    Apr 30, 2012
  • South Asians seek rejection of tough US immigration law

    As the US Supreme Court began a hearing on Arizona State’s tough immigration law, a South Asian umbrella organisation asked the apex court to reject the law that it said permits racial profiling. Passed in April 2010, the “show me your papers” law,  as it is called by critics, “permits racial profiling of immigrant communities… Read More »

    Apr 27, 2012
  • No change in visa policy towards Indian students:US

    The US has said that there is no change in its policy towards issuing visas to Indian students. “I don’t think we’ve changed our policy with regard to the way we interview applicants,” State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told reporters at her daily news conference. “I think what we are doing is making sure that the… Read More »

    Apr 26, 2012
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