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PANAMA: Entry Rules Relaxed for Schengen Visa/EU Residence Holders and Indian Nationals

April 9, 2018

Effective 4th April 2018, valid Schengen visas and EU residence permits are again accepted for entry into Panama. Moreover, effective 1st June 2018 Indian nationals will be able to enter Panama with a stamped visa, rather than an authorized visa. The moves do not affect visa waiver nationals, including all nationals of EU countries, the […]

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INDIA: Government Extends Deadline for Linking Aadhaar Number

March 16, 2018

The Supreme Court of India has extended the 31st March 2018 deadline for residents to link their Aadhaar numbers to their bank account, mobile SIM card, PAN (Permanent Account Number) card and other services and schemes until it has delivered its verdict on the constitutional validity of the biometric identification number and its enabling law. […]

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INDIA: Various Amendments to the Immigration Regulations

March 7, 2018

The Ministry of Home Affairs in India has recently made several changes to the immigration regime. The key changes are as follows: Modified visa cancellation policy If a foreign national wishes to use a short duration visa (for example, a conference visa, transit visa or e-visa) to India while holding a long-term, consular-issued Indian visa, […]

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ISRAEL: New Long-Term Multiple-Entry Visa for Indian Business Persons

March 2, 2018

Effective immediately, the Israeli Ministry of Interior will issue a multiple-entry B-2 visitor visa for qualifying Indian business persons, valid for up to five years, for stays of up to 90 days at a time. Normally, B-2 visitor visas for Indian nationals are valid for a single entry, and for a stay of up to […]

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INDIA: New Visa E-Services at Four FRROs

February 15, 2018

India’s Bureau of Immigration (BOI) has launched a new online “e-Services” system for application and processing of visa related services at its Foreigner Regional Registration Offices in Bangaluru, Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai. Thus far, this new system is only being used in these select cities, but it is expected to be gradually introduced at additional […]

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INDIA: Government Extends Deadline for Linking Aadhaar Number

December 22, 2017

On 13th December 2017, the government of India extended until 31st March 2018 the deadline for residents to link their Aadhaar numbers to their bank account, mobile SIM card, PAN (Permanent Account Number) card and insurance policies. Previously, there were various deadlines for linking each account to Aadhaar. The new rule was published in the Gazette […]

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INDIA: Reminder – Deadline Approaching for Conversion of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)

November 20, 2017

Indian consulates and embassies around the world are urging holders of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to convert them to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards before the deadline of 31st December 2017. Please note that, from October 2018, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will only accept machine-readable travel documents. The existing PIO […]

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JAPAN: Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Indian and Ukrainian Nationals

November 15, 2017

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that several measures to relax the visa requirements for nationals of India and Ukraine will take effect on 1st January 2018. Nationals of India Applicants will be able to apply for a multiple-entry visa with only their passport, and documents to prove either their financial means (for tourism) […]

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Indian Nationals Under 14-Day Visa on Arrival May Not Change Status

November 4, 2017

Effective immediately, Indian nationals holding a 14-day visa on arrival, issued on the basis of a US visa valid for at least six months or Green Card, or of a valid UK or EU residence visa, cannot change status to another visa type, such as a tourist, business or employment visa, while in the UAE. […]

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Visa on Arrival Extended to More Indian Nationals

September 22, 2017

The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates has approved the expansion of the visa on arrival program to Indian nationals who have a valid residence visa from either the United Kingdom or another European Union member state. The new policy has not yet been implemented. Background In May 2017, the UAE opened the visa-on-arrival program […]

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