NRI NEWS – UKMALAYALEE

India govt allows four category of OCI cardholders to return to India via repatriation flights

New Delhi May 23: The Indian government has finally relaxed the blanket ban on entry of OCI cardholders, allowing some to return to India. Since March 22, India had stopped all incoming and outgoing international passenger flights as part of restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19. Continue reading “India govt allows four category of OCI cardholders to return to India via repatriation flights”

UK govt extends visas for stranded foreigners till July 31: Complete this form to apply for visa extension

London May 23: The UK government on Friday announced a further extension of all expiring or expired visas of foreign nationals, including Indians, unable to return to their home countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, until July 31.
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Indian couple begins court proceedings against UK govt for not providing personal protective equipment during Covid

London May 23: An Indian-origin doctor couple have initiated judicial review proceedings against the UK government over “risky” guidance issued on the use of personal protective equipment, such as surgical gowns, across the state-funded National Health Service (NHS) during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Vande Bharat Phase 2 repatriation to continue till June 13

NEW DELHI May 22: The government on Thursday said its mega mission to evacuate stranded Indians from abroad will continue till June 13 and the extended phase will cover 47 countries.The second phase of the ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ was to end on May 22.

Family members of care workers, NHS cleaners and porters who die against Covid-19 will be able to stay in UK

LONDON May 22: Family members of care workers, NHS cleaners and porters who die on the frontline against Covid-19 will be able to stay in the UK, Priti Patel confirmed today.

Quarantine arranged for stranded Keralite in Pathanamthitta but he is still in London

By A Staff Reporter
LONDON May 22: The much touted ‘Vande Bharat Mission’ to repatriate the stranded Indians during the time of Covid has been providing the service required. However, now allegations of malpractices have begun to surface.

Indian students in UK begins campaign to seek fee waiver and extension of visas

LONDON: An Indian student in the UK has started an online petition urging the UK parliament to come to the aid of students in the wake of the disturbances to the academic year because of the lockdown.

OCI Card Holders In US Frustrated With Travel Restrictions Imposed By Indian Government

WASHINGTON May 17: Indian-Americans holding OCI cards, mostly their parents, have voiced frustration over the Indian government’s recent decision to temporarily put in abeyance their long term visa amidst the coronavirus-linked global travel restrictions.
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Air India To Operate 149 Repatriation Flights To 31 Countries In Phase II

New Delhi May 13: Air India is planning to operate 149 repatriation flights to 31 countries between May 16 and May 22 during the second phase of the Vande Bharat mission to bring back home Indians stranded abroad amid the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, officials said.
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Trump Administration Working To Temporarily Ban Work-Based Visas: Report

Washington May 9: The US is working to temporarily ban the issuance of some work-based visas like H-1B, popular among highly-skilled Indian IT professionals, as well as students visas and work authorisation that accompanies them, amidst the high level of unemployment due to the coronavirus, according to a media report on Friday.
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