H-1B visas: US judge rules against outsourcers
The companies, led by outsourcing provider Kollasoft, were seeking to “stay the legal effects” of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) denial of 27 unique H-1B visa applications as it claimed those denials were based on illegal or ultra vires rules promulgated in a February 2018 policy memo issued by USCIS.
US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on 'birth tourism'
The Trump administration on Thursday published new visa rules aimed at restricting "birth tourism", in which women travel to the US to give birth so their children can have a coveted US passport.
View: Talented immigrants make the U.S. richer, not poorer
In early 2018, President Donald Trump reportedly expressed a desire for more immigrants from Norway and fewer from countries such as Haiti, labeling the latter with an expletive. The POTUS has been pushing for immigrants to be kept out of the US, citing that they would be a strain on the nation. However, that is not the case, writes Noah Smith.
US judge rules against outsourcing firm
The companies, led by outsourcing provider Kollasoft, were seeking to “stay the legal effects” of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ denial of 27 unique H1B visa applications as it claimed those denials were based on illegal or ultra vires rules promulgated in a February 2018 policy memo issued by USCIS.
US needs to keep its ethos of being the land of opportunity, innovation: Sanjay Mehrotra, Micron
Immigration is important, H-1B visas are important and providing an environment that can continue to attract top talent from around the world to the United States, not just for studies but also to stay and contribute to the country for innovation and creating jobs is important, Kanpur born CEO of Micron Technology, Sanjay Mehrotra said.
Letting top talent in is key for US to retain innovation edge: Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO, Micron Technology
“I am a great example of, you know, an immigrant. Of course, I have created several jobs here in the US and I look forward to policies and opportunities to continue to make America that magnet of bringing top talent,” Mehrotra said.
Schengen visa application fee hike to Euro 80 from February 2
A Schengen visa is needed for 26 European countries, including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Switzerland & Spain. The increase in the visa fee comes as an updated Schengen Visa Code will apply from Feb 2, 2020. Children aged 6 to 12 will have to pay Euro 40 instead of Euro 35, as it is currently.
Nasscom questions legality of US immigration agency’s visa fee hike plan
The fee hike by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is for the short-term work permits used by IT companies to send highly-skilled workers to the US, and Nasscom has opposed it in a submission to the immigration agency’s parent, Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Digital will soon cross 50% of Infosys revenue: Salil Parekh
CEO Salil Parekh said that the digital business would cross more than 50% of its revenue as the IT services provider wins large deals from clients investing in technology to differentiate.
Saudi Arabia eases visa rules for Indian tourists
Any Indian holding a valid US, UK or Schengen and travelling by Saudi national carrier for tourism will be offered visa-on-arrival in Saudi Arabia.
UAE introduces multi-entry tourist visas for five years for all nationalities
The new tourist visa will be valid for 5 years and can be used for multiple entries and is open for all nationalities. Travellers from Africa, some South American countries, Arab states outside the Gulf, and European states from outside the European Union and former Soviet Union previously needed visas.
No OTP for transactions upto Rs 2,000 on Flipkart with Visa
Products like Flipkart Pay Later and Cardless Credit have been introduced to help new-to-credit customers enjoy a shopping experience that is seamless and affordable, with the larger goal to onboard the next 200 million customers, said the company.
Indian IT’s H-1B visa woes could worsen in 2020
US will bring a new system in April that requires cos to register in advance names of staff who need work permit.
SBI, NPCI seek ‘Visa power’ for RuPay cards
Zero MDR would disincentivise banks to issue RuPay cards and they would prefer its rivals, SBI has said.
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