IMMIGRATION – UKMALAYALEE

Indian-origin doctor leads Downing Street silent protest against lack of PPE kits for COVID warriors

LONDON June 1: An Indian-origin doctor, who has crowdfunded more than 53,000 pounds towards a legal battle against the UK government over the lack of proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for doctors and nurses on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic, led a silent protest to Downing Street here to raise awareness over the issue.
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Relaxation in OCI Guidelines for OCI cardholders younger than 20 and older than 50 years till Dec 31, 2020

By A Staff Reporter
LONDON May 30 : In December 2019, India’s Home Ministry issued an official memorandum directing the relevant government agencies and airlines that OCI cardholders younger than 20 and older than 50 years of age who have renewed their passport must get their OCI cards linked to the new documents. They were given time till June 30, 2020 to renew their OCI card.

BEWARE: Read Full Standard Operating Protocol for private aircraft and charter flights to repatriate stranded Indians (VIDEO)

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON May 29: India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation on 24th May had announced Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for private aircraft and charter flights to repatriate stranded Indians and certain categories of Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading “BEWARE: Read Full Standard Operating Protocol for private aircraft and charter flights to repatriate stranded Indians (VIDEO)”

Air India to fill the middle seats while operating its non-scheduled flights to bring back stranded Indians

New Delhi May 28: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a pilot’s plea seeking modification of its order which allowed Air India to fill the middle seats while operating its non-scheduled flights to bring back Indians stranded abroad up to June 6.
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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.