India hopes for early resolution of US visa row issue

December 15, 2011 10:23
India hopes for early resolution of US visa row issue

India today said it has conveyed its concerns to the US over the hiking the fees for H1B and L category visas, and hopes for an “early resolution” of the issue as the move was affecting indian companies.

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Commerce Jyotiraditya Scindia assured that the government has made efforts at various levels to resolve the issue at the earliest.

“The visa fees applicable to H1B and L category visas have been increased by the US under some legislative measures… The matter has been taken up at various bilateral forums and we are hopeful we will arrive at an early resolution,” he said.

He also added that the visa fee hike would affect both the countries in the long run, the minister said movement of Indian professionals is also important for the US as they substantially contribute to its economy.

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