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UK witnesses increase of 63 per cent student visas from India

The latest statistics released by the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that 30,550 Indian students received a Tier 4 Study Visa for the year ending September 2019, up from nearly 18,730 the previous year.

More than 227K Indians waiting for family-sponsored Green Card

Currently, there are about four million people waiting in line for family-sponsored Green Cards against a Congressional cap of 226,000 per annum. The largest number of 1.5 million wait list is from America's southern neighbour Mexico, followed by a distant India with 227,000 and China with nearly 180,000.

You'll soon need to shell out more to become a US citizen

The cost of becoming a US citizen will soon see a 61% jump under a proposal the Trump administration contends reflects the true cost of the process. For marriage-based green cards filed within the United States, application fees would increase by 56%, from $1,760 to $2,750. The Federal Register is slated to announce the new chages on November 14, which would then be followed with a 30-day period of open public comment.

Two years on, how Trump's BAHA law is making life tough for Indian H-1B seekers

The going has been tough for techies working on IT projects onsite, especially since April 2017.

Finland to grant work visas within two weeks from next year: Finnish employment minister

In an interview to PTI, Finnish employment minister Timo Harakka said that his government plans to reduce the time taken to grant work visas to just one to two weeks by next year. The move is aimed primarily at attracting more software professionals from countries like India, he said.

'Post study work policy' attracting more Indian students, says Australian education minister

The number of Indian students studying in Australia has grown by 71% since 2014, to 107,673 students enrolled to study in 2018-19. There has been a 39% growth in the number of Indian student enrolments in Australia in 2019 over the previous year, according to an official. Indians are the second largest group of foreign students after the Chinese.

US set to tighten work norms for international students

Trump administration is set to tighten norms for OPT, a programme used by foreign students to work in the US.

US Homeland may tweak H-1B & L-1

The changes may see the introduction of additional requirements to ensure employers pay appropriate wages to H-1B visa holders.

23 per cent petitions seeking H1-B visas were denied in 2019: MEA

According to H-1B petition statistics of the USCIS, 84.8 per cent of the total H-1B petitions processed and completed in Fiscal Year 2019 (October 2018-September 2019) were approved, as against 95.7 per cent of the total in Fiscal Year 2015 (October 2014-September 2015).

India trying to convince US that tapping into Indian talent is in mutual benefit: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said India has been successful in convincing the US to a "large extent as actually if you look at the numbers, the number of HI-B visas has been going up in the last few years even though the total rejection rate has been coming down".

150 Indians deported from US land at Delhi airport

These Indians have either violated their visa norms or were illegal immigrants.

98% of H-1B visa rejections unchallenged

98% of H-1B visa rejections unchallenged

In 98.4% of the cases where the H-1B visa was denied, the employer chose not to file an appeal, said David North, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which is based in Washington, DC.

Total number of Indian students in the US up 3% to 202,014, according to 2019 Open Doors report

Total number of Indian students in the US up 3% to 202,014, according to 2019 Open Doors report

For the 10th consecutive year, China remained the largest source of international students in the US in 2018-19 with 369,548 students in undergraduate, graduate, non-degree, and optional practical training (OPT) programmes, a 1.7 per cent increase from 2017-18; India was at second place with 202,014, an increase 2.9 per cent.

More Indians, including diaspora, heading to Ireland

More Indians, including diaspora, heading to Ireland

Ireland enables free access to the EU. Further, on acquiring Irish citizenship under the ‘Common Travel Area Agreement’ between Ireland and UK, individuals can live and work in the UK without requiring any further visa or work permit. This makes Ireland the only country in the world, whose citizens have free access to all EU countries and the UK.

US tech companies play green card to hold on to talent

US tech companies play green card to hold on to talent

Eight out of the top 10 companies that applied for green cards for their employees in fiscal 2019 were US firms.

US firms with H-1B staff have more chances of landing funds

US firms with H-1B staff have more chances of landing funds

US firms with H-1B staff file more patents, generating significant economic value, according to a working paper by researchers for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). A US based think tank said US tech startups that employ immigrant workers on H-1B visas have a higher chance of raising funds from venture capital firms.

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