US gives Nigeria conditions for review of visa ban policy

“What Secretary Pompey said was something that was meant to be temporary. And it is about problems with information sharing which are investigable, achievable and resolveable and we look forward to Nigeria in a very short while being able to meet those information sharing goals so that the decision can be reviewed.  “Students’ visas are […]

British MP who heads parliamentary group on Kashmir denied entry, her e-visa was cancelled

“When he came back he was very rude and aggressive shouting at me to ‘come with me’. I told him not to speak to me like that and was then taken to a cordoned off area marked as a Deportee Cell. He then ordered me to sit down and I refused. I didn’t know what […]

British MP Debbie Abrahams’ visa revoked for her anti-India activities: Govt sources

“Ms Debbie Abrahams was issued an e-Business Visa on 7th October 2019, which was valid till 5th October 2020 to attend business meetings. Her e-Business Visa was revoked on 14 February 2020 on account of her indulging in activities which went against India’s national interest. The rejection of the e-Business Visa was intimated to her […]

British MP’s visa revoked for her anti-India activities: Govt sources

New Delhi: British lawmaker Debbie Abrahams’ e-Business visa was revoked as she was involved in anti-India activities and the cancellation was conveyed to her on February 14, government sources said on Tuesday. Asserting that the grant, rejection or revocation of a visa or electronic travel authorisation is the sovereign right of a country, the sources […]

UPDATE 1-Lebanon creditors form “informal discussion group” as debt crunch looms

LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – A group of Lebanon’s international creditors have organised an “informal discussion group” as the country’s debt situation continues to deteriorate, two of the firms involved, Greylock Capital and Mangart Advisors, said on Wednesday.

Was a SXSW Travel Visa Crackdown Inevitable Under President Trump?

Korean rapper Don Malik attempted to enter the country Wednesday to play SXSW, traveling from Incheon Airport in South Korea with “staff members of his agency StoneShip and fellow artists,” when he and his team were detained during a stopover in San Francisco, “denied entry and sent back to Incheon,” according to a translated statement […]

In a Perplexing World of Visas, a Glimmer of Hope for Artists

Ten years later, I became a U.S. citizen.  Today, I’m able to fly almost anywhere in the world, visa-less, thanks to the latitude and goodwill afforded to me by my U.S. passport, and my luggage is no longer ransacked at every single port of entry. But beyond the convenience, most of us immigrants truly appreciate […]

British MP denied visa for her anti-India activities: Sources

Asserting that the grant, rejection or revocation of a visa or electronic travel authorisation is the sovereign right of a country, the sources said Abrahams was issued an e-Business visa on October 7 last year which was valid till October 5, 2020 for attending business meetings.

State Department Moves Forward on Collecting Immigrant Social-Media Information

Despite being a bad idea for many reasons, the State Department is reportedly going ahead with a plan to collect the social-media information of some visa applicants deemed to be high-risk. According to Reuters, State is planning to make social-media screening a criteria for about 65,000 visa applicants “who have been determined to warrant additional […]

‘Colonial Hangover’: Twitter Erupts as British MP Cries Foul Over Deportation From India

Because you no longer rule India…because India is no longer your colony…because your sense of entitlement for an Indian visa comes from your nostalgia for bearing the white mans burden…because you have no locus standi to comment on what India does to protect its sovereignty