ISRAEL – Changes to Hi-Tech (HIT) Visa Applications Process

Effective immediately, the Israeli Ministry of Interior (MOI) has implemented amended rules for the new “Hi-Tech” (HIT) Visa. Under the amended rules, all applicants must now apply for their HIT Visas through Israeli overseas consular posts.

Previously, applicants from visa waiver countries were exempt from consular processing prior to arriving in Israel. In a related change, the MOI has also lengthened the validity period for Short Employment Authorization (SEA) Visas for “Hi-Tech” applicants from 45 days to 90 days.

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ISRAEL – Changes to Hi-Tech (HIT) Visa Applications Process

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kan-Tor & Acco.

PANAMA – Entry Rules Relaxed for Schengen Visa/EU Residence Holders and Indian Nationals

Effective 4 April 2018, valid Schengen visas and EU residence permits are again accepted for entry into Panama.

Moreover, effective 1 June 2018 Indian nationals will be able to enter Panama with a stamped visa, rather than an authorized visa.

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PANAMA – Entry Rules Relaxed for Schengen Visa/EU Residence Holders and Indian Nationals

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Morgan & Morgan and Lambraño, Bultrón & de la Guardia.

ISRAEL – New Long-Term Multiple-Entry Visa for Indian Business Persons

Effective immediately, the Israeli Ministry of Interior will issue a multiple-entry B-2 visitor visa for qualifying Indian business persons, valid for up to five years, for stays of up to 90 days at a time. Normally, B-2 visitor visas for Indian nationals are valid for a single entry, and for a stay of up to 30 days.

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ISRAEL – New Long-Term Multiple-Entry Visa for Indian Business Persons

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kan-Tor & Acco.

JAPAN – Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Indian and Ukrainian Nationals

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that several measures to relax the visa requirements for nationals of India and Ukraine will take effect on 1 January 2018.

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JAPAN – Relaxation of Visa Requirements for Indian and Ukrainian Nationals

The information in this alert was provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Indian Nationals Under 14-Day Visa on Arrival May Not Change Status

Effective immediately, Indian nationals holding a 14-day visa on arrival, issued on the basis of a valid US visa or Green Card, cannot change status to another visa type, such as a tourist, business or employment visa, while in the UAE.

Indian nationals in this situation who wish to change status need to exit and re-enter UAE with a tourist, employment or business visa.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Indian Nationals Under 14-Day Visa on Arrival May Not Change Status

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Move One.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Visa on Arrival Extended to More Indian Nationals

The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates has approved the expansion of the visa on arrival program to Indian nationals who have a valid residence visa from either the United Kingdom or another European Union member state.

The new policy has not yet been implemented.

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Visa on Arrival Extended to More Indian Nationals

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Proven SA.

PERU – Visa-Free Entry for Certain Indian Nationals

Effective 26 March 2017, qualifying Indian nationals will be able to enter Peru visa-free for business or tourism, for one or more stays totalling up to 180 days per year.

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PERU – Visa-Free Entry for Certain Indian Nationals

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Barrios Fuentes Abogados.