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HONG KONG: Pre-Arrival Registration Required for Indian Nationals

February 3, 2017

Effective from last month, Indian nationals intending to visit Hong Kong visa-free for up to 14 days must now apply for and obtain pre-arrival registration before travelling. Previously, this registration procedure was not required. What is Pre-Arrival Registration? Indian nationals intending to visit Hong Kong for up to 14 days should visit the designated GovHK website for pre-arrival […]

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INDIA: Changes to E-Tourist Visa to Increase Tourism

January 11, 2017

The Indian Government has recently announced changes to the e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) in an effort to increase tourism to the country. The e-TV will be extended to a further eight nations, taking the total number of eligible countries to 161, and…

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INDIA: Employment Visa Sponsorship Requirements

October 13, 2016

As of September 2016, the Foreigners Regional Registration Office ("FRRO") in Hyderabad requires established evidence from a sponsor's business operations in Hyderabad for any foreign workers. The established evidence will be required when the sponsoring entity in Hyderabad expresses a need to…

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INDIA: Biometric Enrolment Required for Indian Visas from the UK

August 24, 2016

The British High Commission of India has announced that from 19th August, biometric enrolment is now mandatory for individuals applying for Indian visas from the UK under the following categories: Employment visa Journalist visa Missionary visa Project visa Research visa Student visa Visit visa…

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SOUTH AFRICA: Changes to Submission Process for Indian Visas

June 10, 2016

The visa application submission process for South African nationals is changing for those wishing to obtain a visa in India. Applicants previously had to submit their applications to an Indian Consular post but with immediate effect all applications should be…

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INDIA: Changes to Police Verification in Bangalore

April 21, 2016

Compliance measures have been brought into the police verification process in Bangalore. These changes will affect employees who are on long term assignments of 180 days or more. Although these changes will not have any specific impact on the current…

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INDIA: New Multiple-Entry Visa for South Asian Business Travellers

March 17, 2016

From 1st April 2016, India will offer multi-city, multiple-entry business visas to nationals of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries coming to India on business. India Business Card The new business visa, to be called the "India Business…

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UK: Preferred Agency Scheme Launched in India

February 25, 2016

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) is proposing to introduce a new preferred agency programme in India. The proposal, which could be put in place as early as next month, is intended to ease the visa application process for travel agents and…

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INDIA: E-Tourist Visa Extended to Additional Countries

August 11, 2015

The Indian government has increased its e-Tourist (eTV) scheme to now include applicants from China, Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) and Macau SAR increasing the number of countries to 77. Visit the Indian Government website for a full list of countries.…

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INDIA: 21 Fake Universities Identified

August 7, 2015

The University Grants Commission (UGC), the governing body for higher education in India have published a list of 21 "Self Styled" institutions in Bihar, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, which are unrecognised…

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