Travel Insurance Questions to Ask

Thankfully there is a lot of choice available in travel insurance right now because it helps consumers get a great deal on travel protection. But a great deal doesn't only mean the cheapest deal you can find. Sometimes cheap travel insurance plans are not the best option. Whenever you travel you need to make sure you are fully covered in terms of how long you will be away, which countries you visit, which activities you take part in, and whether you have any special needs. There are some ... Read More blue-arrow-right

Work Permits For H-4 Dependent Spouses

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On February 24 2015, an important announcement was made by the Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has amended regulations to allow spouses of H-1B visa holders to work while they are in the U.S.. This new ruling will be effective after May 26th.  It is a very significant change for many people in other countries who want to come to work in America and are now trying to wade through the complex U.S. immigration requirements ... Read More blue-arrow-right

Indian Associations in the US

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As an Indian in the US, it can be difficult finding any semblance of your traditional culture or way of life. Obviously, much in America is different than back in India. However, this does not mean you need to give up many of your favorite activities, holidays, or even foods. All of these things can be provided by joining one of the many Indian Associations in the US. There are many different types and categories of associations. Each one also has a number of different goals, activities, and ... Read More blue-arrow-right

The Truth about Undocumented Students in the United States

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The issue of undocumented immigrants and undocumented children has hardly been out of the news these past few years. The hot topic affects everyone from immigrants themselves to policymakers and US citizens. Undocumented immigrants have typically entered the United States without permission and have no legal right to remain in the country. Undocumented immigrants could be people with expired visas or paperwork, or immigrants in deportation procedure. Undocumented students are normally brought ... Read More blue-arrow-right

ISIS Terror Threat Demands New Look At US Visa Waiver Program


As President Obama moves forward with his strategy of air strikes to try and 'degrade and destroy' ISIS forces, Congress is beginning to raise more questions. A number of Republican lawmakers have suggested that there is a big hole in terms of keeping our country safe and secure against potential terror threats. That hole is the US Visa Waiver Program, which allows citizens of a number of other so-called 'friendly' countries to be able to enter the United States without specifically needing ... Read More blue-arrow-right

Ebola Outbreak- How Safe is it to Travel

The recent outbreak of Ebola has caused widespread fear not only in West African countries but possibly the world over. With a fatality rate of up to 90%, Ebola is one of the most lethal viral diseases with currently no effective vaccine or treatment to prevent it. It has taken many casualties, spreading to multiple countries, and if unchecked, can turn into a major outbreak which would take months to contain. Ebola is caused by the Ebola virus, which is transmitted through direct contact with ... Read More blue-arrow-right

Climbing Mount Everest – The Ultimate Challenge

As the highest mountain peak in the world, Mount Everest in the Himalayas attracts many climbers from around the world who try to fulfil their desire of summiting a Himalayan peak, especially the Mount Everest.  Nepal is a premier destination for climbers with 8 out of 14 highest peaks in the world. As of now, there are 326 mountain peaks that are open for climbing and mountaineering in Nepal. Mount Everest has always represented the ultimate challenge for mountaineers and there has been an ... Read More blue-arrow-right

9 Reasons Why South Africa is a Must-Visit Destination


South Africa has been steadily growing in popularity and now welcomes more foreign visitors than ever. South Africa offers a whole host of attractions for visitors. Looking for the next travel hotspot? Wondering where you can visit that combines safari with sun, sea, sand and city life? Try South Africa. The number of foreign travelers to the country increased by 14 percent from 2012, according to figures from Cape Town Tourism released last year. In short, South Africa is a hot destination – ... Read More blue-arrow-right

India Extends Visa-on-Arrival Service to 180 More Countries


India is now looking to expand its Visa-on-arrival program. The program is currently available to 11 countries, but India wants to extend it to another 180 countries. Countries that would become eligible would include China, the United Kingdom, and the United States. If things go according to plan then the only countries that will remain ineligible for the Visa would be Pakistan, Sudan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Somalia. The program is an attempt by the Indian government to ... Read More blue-arrow-right

What Happens When You Overstay on a 90-Day Holiday Visa Waiver

The visa waiver program makes it possible for citizens of 37 participating countries to travel to the U.S. without obtaining a U.S. visa. Tourists and business travellers can travel to the U.S. for a period of 90 days or less. But what happens when you overstay the 90 day period? The issue of overstaying on a non immigrant visa is no longer overlooked as essentially, you will be breaking the U.S. law. Earlier, people who overstayed a visa did not have to face huge consequences; though ... Read More blue-arrow-right

Proposed Immigration Law Changes Miss Larger Picture


Proposed changes to the country's immigration laws would significantly restrict family visas in order to make more room for in-demand employment visas. Those changes are contained in an immigration-reform bill that was cleared by the Senate in June 2013. The bill includes several visa restrictions, and specifically calls for the elimination of the family-based visa system that allows adult siblings of American citizens to immigrate to this country.  However, the proposed changes are already ... Read More blue-arrow-right