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Indian Embassy is celebrating 50 years of the Passports Act of India on Saturday, 24th June, 2017. In this connection, Hon’ble External Affairs Minister’s message is enclosed. The year 2017 saw commendable steps taken by Indian Government towards rendering better and faster passport services to our Diaspora. Passport Rules and regulations have been amended and simplified in order to make consular services m..
 
Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) Scheme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development of Government of India is a welfare scheme for the benefit of Diaspora children. DASA 2016 introduced a new category, i.e., Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG). One-third of the 15% seats in different educational institutions in India have been reserved for these children. DASA 2017, however, revi..
 
Travel to India on Emergency Certificate (EC) Issued in lieu of lost/cancelled Passport. Indian nationals are issued Emergency Certificates (EC) to facilitate their one-way travel to India due to urgency or deportation, under the circumstances of loss of passport or non-retrieval of passport from their sponsors in Kuwait. Since it is i..
 
Long-term Business Visas to India To further strengthen historical ties between India and Kuwait, Indian Embassy has been issuing long-term (upto 5 year) Business Visa to all businesspersons in Kuwait. All are invited to avail this long-term business visa facility of upto 5 years duration (fee KD 78) with multiple entrie..
 
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Long-term Business Visas to India - Embassy of India To further strengthen historical ties between India and Kuwait, Indian Embassy has been issuing long-term (upto 5 year) Business Visa to all businesspersons in Kuwait. All are invited to avail this long-term business visa facility of upto 5 years duration (fee KD 78) w..
 
Toll Free Tourist Helpline for Foreign Tourists Visiting India             The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has taken a major initiative for the benefit of foreign tourists visiting India by introducing a 24x7 Toll Free Multi-Lingual Tourist Help Line.  This facility is available in various international languages namely, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish ..
 
PRESS RELEASE FALSE NEWS IN MEDIA REGARDING GRANT OF AMNESTY 1. The Embassy has recently noticed that misleading news about of grant of amnesty to residence/visa violators in Kuwait by Ministry of Interior during the Holy month of Ramadan. 2. As per information available, no such amnesty has been announced by the Kuwaiti authorities to visa/residency violators and news ..
 
Rationalization of Visa fee          The Government of India has rationalized visa fee with effect from 1 April 2017 for various types of visas as described under. The visa fee for country specific has also undergone change and a complete list new visa fee structure is available in the Website of the Embassy and CKGS, Kuwait. Sl. No. Visa ..
 
Yoga and Meditation session at Indian Embassy on 21 April 2017. ****************************************   ..
 
Suggestions are sought from Indian community members to boost our exports to Kuwait. Suggestions are sought from Indian community members to boost our exports to Kuwait.  While our exports to Kuwait include food items, textiles, garments, electrical & engineering equipment, cars, trucks, buses, tyres, jewellery, handicrafts etc., our total exports to Kuwait have unfortunately remained sluggish during the last five years, hovering at ab..
 
PR ON INDIAN COMMUNITY WELFARE FUND (ICWF)           Indian Embassy has been providing assistance to distressed Indian nationals in Kuwait by providing air-tickets (on case to case basis) and token financial assistance of US $ 40 to each person for repatriation. Further, seriously ill Indian nationals are sent to India on either stretcher or wheel chair. The transportation of mortal remains is also provided. 2.    ..
 
PR on Student Registration Module on MADAD Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi has in July 2016, launched a Student Registration Module on MADAD (Consular Services Management System) to have a centralized database of Indian students who are pursuing their higher studies in foreign colleges and universities abroad.  This database is to help Indian Missions and Posts in contacting and interacting with Indian students studying in fore..
 
Aadhaar Card While “Aadhaar” has been made mandatory for filing of Income Tax Return as well as for seeking PAN (Permanent Account Number) cards, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi has now clarified that mandatory quoting of Aadhaar for PAN applications and filing Income Tax Return shall not apply to a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) as he/she is not eligible to get “Aadhaar”.&nbs..
 
RECRUITMENT OF INDIAN NURSES FOR KUWAIT Some private hospitals in Kuwait have made enquiries about recruitment of Indian nurses. It is reiterated that to streamline the recruitment of Indian nurses for work in Kuwait, the Government of India has restricted since May 2015 the recruitment of nurses through a few designated State-run recruiting agencies and placed nurses under the “ECR” regime so that emigration clearance throu..
 
2nd Agri Leadership Summit 18-20 March 2017 The State of Haryana, India is organizing the 2nd Agri Leadership Summit from 18-20 March, 2017 at Surajkund, Faridabad, Haryana. Haryana is a leading State in the field of agriculture with immense opportunities in the field of horticulture/ peri urban agriculture and allied activities. 2. The objective of the summit is to bring ..
 
New Category of Visas - Indian Embassy The Government of India has introduced with effect from 1st March 2017, two new categories of visas, titled “Intern visa” for foreigners intending to pursue internship in Indian companies, and, “Film Visa” for shooting of feature film or television/cinema and reality TV shows/commercial TV shows and TV serials by a foreign team. 2.&n..
 
India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) The Government of India has formed India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI), a not-for-profit Trust chaired by External Affairs Minister, Smt. Sushma Swaraj which enables Overseas Indians to contribute to social and development projects in India. To enhance Government’s outreach to Overseas Indians and inform them about various projects that they ca..
 
Indian Embassy Auditorium Indian Embassy Auditorium has now been fully repaired ─ all seats in the Auditorium have been newly upholstered, toilets have been modernized and other minor repairs undertaken.   The Auditorium is now available for community socio-cultural activities, as per the guidelines below: (i) Use of Auditorium is available to only Indian Associations registered with Embassy; (ii) An interested India..
 
Participation of Indian Embassy in Hala Festival-2017 HALA FESTIVAL was inaugurated on 10 February 2017 with much zeal and enthusiasm at Salem Al-Mubarak Street, Salmiya.  Hala Festival is being annually organized in Kuwait since February 1999, mainly to promote tourism and culture. The Festival offers arts, sports, live carnival shows, entertainment events and display of vintage vehicles & motorbikes during the month. Kuwaiti Ministri..
 
Visa Modification Rules From Indian Embassy India has further liberalized grant of visas to nationals of USA, Canada and Japan. Fee structure is as below: I. Visa fee for USA nationals: (i) Tourist visa : Multiple Entry of ten years duration -&nbs..
 
Banning the use of Thuraya phones in India The Government of India has banned the use of Thuraya Phones in the country. All State Police Agencies have been asked to seize Thuraya/Irridium sets in India and take action as per provisions of the law. 2.        This Press Advisory is issued for the benefit of foreigners going to India and asking them not to carry Thuraya/Irridium satellite phones into India. *********..
 
VAJRA (Visiting Advanced Joint Research) Faculty Scheme An initiative by Government of India The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has formulated a new scheme called ‘VAJRA’ (Visiting Advanced Joint Research) Faculty. VAJRA has been created to address the scientific challenges that India faces by utilizing the ..
 
Baggage Rules To facilitate international passengers about Baggage Rules, Government of India has released a multi-lingual mobile App “Indian Customs – Guide to Travellers”. The app, a first-of-its kind mobile application, contains a ready reckoner of the customs baggage rules and entitlements of passengers coming from various countries. It contains 24X7 contact details of customs officers of major Airports and provide..
 
New Delhi has recently launched AIRSEWA  The Ministry of Civil Aviation, New Delhi has recently launched AIRSEWA – an initiative to provide a hassle-free travel experience to all air travellers in India. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has informed that all the stakeholders in the aviation sector, including airlines, airports, security, immigration, DGCA etc have been brought together on a single platform so that any passe..
 
68th Republic Day of India The 68th Republic Day of India will be celebrated in Embassy premises with the hoisting of tri-colour National Flag at 9 AM by Ambassador. This will be followed by reading of the Hon’ble President’s message on this occasion. Thereafter, a few patriotic songs and an Open House reception will follow. 2.&nb..
 
RBI to allow NRIs to exchange old currency notes till 30/06/2017             The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has offered some relief to NRIs for exchanging old currency notes. All NRIs, who have been abroad during November 9, 2016 to December 30, 2016 can avail this facility till 30 June 2017. The limit for NRIs is Rs. 25,000/- per person. Indians living abroad can avail of this facility on submission of ID proof like “..
 
Extended the date for registration as OCI card  The Government of India has extended the date for registration as OCI card holders by erstwhile PIO cardholders till 30 June 2017. The conversion of PIO cards into OCI cards will be done free of charge for applications which are submitted till 30 June 2017. 2.        All concerned in Kuwait may please take advantage of the extended  dateline.  ********************..
 
9th International Stone Industry Exhibition - INDIA STONEMART- 2017 from 2-5 February 2017 at Jaipur, Rajasthan, India       Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS), India along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and the Government of Rajasthan is organizing the 9th International Stone Industry Exhibition - INDIA STONEMART (ISM) 2017 from 2 - 5 February 2017 at Jaipur Exhibition & Convention C..
 
“Momentum Jharkhand” Global Investors Summit (GIS) 2017 16-17 February 2017 The Government of the State of Jharkhand, India is organizing its flagship event – “Momentum Jharkhand” Global Investors Summit (GIS) 2017 on 16-17 February 2017 at Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. 2.       The State of Jharkhand in its endeavor to promote industrial activity has launched a new Industrial and Investme..
 
Global Exhibition of Services (GES) from 17-20 April 2017 The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Services Export Promotion Council and the Confederation of Indian Industry are organizing the 3rd edition of the Global Exhibition of Services (GES) from 17 – 20 April 2017, at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, India. 2.     The focus sectors for GES-2017 will be Information Technology an..
 
“Momentum Jharkhand” Global Investors Summit (GIS) 2017 16-17 February 2017 The Government of the State of Jharkhand, India is organizing its flagship event – “Momentum Jharkhand” Global Investors Summit (GIS) 2017 on 16-17 February 2017 at Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. 2. The State of Jharkhand in its endeavor to promote industrial activity has launched a new..
 
9th International Stone Industry Exhibition - INDIA STONEMART- 2017 from 2-5 February 2017 at Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS), India along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and the Government of Rajasthan is organizing the 9th International Stone Industry Exhibition - INDIA STONEMART (ISM) 2017 from 2 - 5 February 2017 at Jaipur E..
 
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 9 January 2017                 Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9th January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India. Since 2003, every year the Government of India holds the PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIVAS in India to provide a platform to the overseas Indian community to engage with the Government and people of the land of their ancesto..
 
PRAVASI HARAYANA DIVAS The Government of Haryana is celebrating its Golden Jubilee year from 1st November 2016. As a part of celebrations, Pravasi Haryana Divas is being organised on 10 & 11 January 2017 at Kingdom of Dreams in Gurugram (Previously Gurgaon),  just a day after the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in Bengaluru from 7-9 January 2016. 2.       The objective of the Pravasi Haryana Divas is to recognise the achievements o..
 
4th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas panel Discussion ON " Making INDIA the preferred destination for Hoslictic Healthcare" Click Here to Read Discussion! **************************************** ..
 
Multilingual Helpline in India           For the benefit of foreign tourists visiting India, Government of India  has  introduced a 24X7 Toll Free Multi-Lingual Tourism Helpline , available in several international languages, namely, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. This service is available on toll free number 1800111363 or on a short code 1363 and operational 24X7 ..
 
Students Inspired by Constitution Day program The benevolent presence of His Excellency Sunil Jain, the Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, distinguished guests, and the large audience including teachers, students and parents added the sparkling light in the Constitution Day program held in the Indian Embassy auditorium. This event was conducted as part of the year – long nationwide celebrations to mark the 125thbirth anniversary Dr ..
 
Golden Jubilee Celebrations in Harayana Government of Haryana is celebrating its Golden Jubilee year from 1st November 2016. As a part of celebrations, Pravasi Haryana Divas is being organised on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 at Gurgaon,  just a day after the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in Bengaluru from 7-9 January 2016.  2.  The objective of the Pravasi Haryana Divas is to recognise the achievements of NRIs and to harness their ene..
 
IHGF Delhi Fair Spring 2017, India from 16-20 February 2017                 The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), an apex organization under Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, is organizing the 43rd edition of Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Fair “IHGF Delhi Fair” Spring  2017 from 16 – 20 February 2017 at India Exposition Mart Ltd., Greater Noida Expressway (National Capital Region of ..
 
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention is being organized from 7-9 January, 2017 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) Karnataka. Highlights of PBD 2017 are: (i) PBD 2017 will focus on the theme “Redefining the engagement with the Indian Diaspora”. (ii) To strengthen Diaspora engagement and provide a platform for networking ..
 
IRON MAN OF INDIA Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s141st birth anniversary falls on 31st October 2016. To celebrate his 141st Birth Anniversary, Rastriya Ekta Diwas will be celebrated by the Embassy on Thursday, 3rd November 2016 from 4.30-5.30 pm. The objective is to recognize his contribution to the freedom struggle and to the founding of united and Independent India. As we all know that he was also known as the&lsquo..
 
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 14th Pravasi  Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention is being organized from 7-9 January, 2017 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC)  Karnataka.  Highlights of PBD 2017 are: (i)   PBD 2017 will focus on the theme “Redefining the engagement with the Indian Diaspora”. (ii)  To strengthen Diaspora engagement and provide a platform for networking with the Diaspora. ..
 
Scholarship Program for Diaspora Children (SPDC) Attention of all Indian associations/Indian schools in Kuwait is once again drawn to Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) which was introduced by Government of India in the academic year 2006-2007 with the objective to make higher education in India accessible to the children of overseas Indians and promote India as a centre for higher studies. 2.        Under..
 
Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti in the Embassy      Gandhi Jayanti was observed in the Embassy from 0900-1000 hours on 2 October 2016. After garlanding the statue of Gandhiji, Ambassador highlighted the importance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, India’s ratification of Paris Accord on Climate change and the inauguration by PM of Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi.     Over 300-350 Indian nationals participated. The student..
 
e-Tourist Visa Facility e-Tourist Visa (eTV) facility is available to some nationalities through Government of India’s online website www.indianvisaonline.gov.in. Regrettably, some fake visa websites such as (i) e-touristvisaindia.com; (ii) indianvisaonline.org.in; and (iii) e-visaindia.com, are cheating Indian visa seekers. 2. Since all travellers to India are required to upload i..
 
Embassy Auditorium - For Holding Their Socio-Cultural Activities Indian Embassy Auditorium is available to various Indian Associations in Kuwait for holding their socio-cultural activities, etc. Some guidelines for Auditorium use are: Use of Auditorium is available to Indian associations registered with Embassy for bonafide activities. The interested Indian associatio..
 
All Indian nationals in Kuwait holding hand written passports are advised once again to apply for urgent re-issuance of new passports, in lieu of handwritten passports, under the following circumstances:- (a) The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) had set a deadline of 24 November 2015 for globally phasing out of all non-Machine Readable Passports. From 25 November 2015 onwards, foreign Governments may ..
 
Overseas Citizen of India Cardholder We have been receiving queries from Kuwaiti nationals married to Indian women or those having parents/grand parents as Indian nationals regarding eligibility for grant of Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card. The position with regard to the grant of OCI by Government of India is as below: 2. A foreign national, - (i) who was a citizen of India at the time o..
 
Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Visited Kuwait on 6-7 September, 2016. General (Dr.) V K Singh (Retd), Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India, visited Kuwait on 6-7 September, 2016. During the visit, he held a wide-ranging discussions with H.E. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister & Foreign Minister and H.E. Mr. Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah, Dep..
 
Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention-2017 The 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention will be held from 7-9 January 2017 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. All those interested to attend the Convention may please log on to ( pbdindia.gov.in ) for registration. The programme for this mega event is available on the portal. Please register online and pay required registration fees throug..
 
GUIDELINES FOR INTERNSHIP AT THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS AND ITS MISSIONS/POSTS ABROAD The internship programme provides an excellent opportunity for budding scholars to familiarize themselves with the process of formulation of foreign policy and its implementation by the Government of India. Nature of Engagement Intern..
 
Tagore International Award for Cultural Harmony Recognizing the monumental contributions made by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore to humanity at large and as part of the commemoration of his 150th Birth Anniversary, the Government of India has instituted the annual “Tagore International Award for Cultural Harmony” since 2012 for promoting values of Cultural Harmony. It is given annually and carries an amount equivalent to Indian Rs..
 
Unutilised claims in LIC, Kuwait The Embassy informs that as per the records of Branch Office in Kuwait of LIC-International (Life Insurance Corporation) there are a number of claims lying unpaid at their end due to non-receipt of required documents from the customers. The LIC International has been sending discharge vouchers 3 months in advance to the clients where claims are payable. But due to incomplete address and wr..
 
Indian Embassy Releases Few Short Films On The Celebrations of Independence Day Embassy of India Diplomatic Enclave, Arabian Gulf Street, P.O. Box No. 1450, Safat 13015,Kuwait Tel: 0965-22543000/Fax:00965-22546958 Indian Embassy releases Few short films On the celebrations of Independence day > > i).THE SPIRIT OF INDIA ..
 
Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) Scheme The Government of India has a Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) Scheme which was previously applicable to NRIs & PIOs of 40 countries for undergraduate studies. Recently, this scheme has been revamped as highlighted below:- (i) SPDC is now applicable to 66 countries including Kuwait. ..
 
Grant of 5-year and 1-year multi-entry Business Visa to visit India Frequent visitors from Kuwait to India are strongly advised to avail 5-year or 1-year, multiple entry Business visa facilities to India. 2. Visas granted by Embassy have been increasing due to streamlining of visa procedures, with immediate grant of 5-year and 1-year business visas (multiple entry) and 6- month tourist visas (multiple entry) to Kuwai..
 
2016 Independence Day Celebrations A Flag hoisting ceremony will be held at Indian Embassy Premises in the Diplomatic Enclave on Arabian Gulf Street on Monday, 15 August 2016. The event begins at 0800 hours to celebrate the 70th Independence Day of India. 2. After unfurling of the tri-colour National Flag, Ambassador will read out the message of the Hon’ble President of India. Therea..
 
Following precautions are suggested to avoid fire accidents in your residential areas:- (i) All rooms in a flat or villa should be properly ventilated. Fire escape route should be known to all. (ii) Curtains must be kept away from electrical points which can catch fire due to spark in the power points. (iii) Smoking must be totally avoided within the house. If unavoidable, smoking may be done in the balcony of your house..
 
Repatriation of Distressed Indian Nationals From Kuwait There has been an increase in Indian nationals seeking assistance of Embassy for their immediate return to India. Many Indian nationals continue to languish in various police stations, Detention Cell and Deportation Centre awaiting their repatriation to India. Also, there are distressed persons in Male and Female Shelters seeking early repatriation. Some of them in the Shelters ar..
 
The Embassy held the 2nd International Day of Yoga celebrations at its Embassy premises on Friday, 24 June 2016from 0600-1000 hrs, in association with ‘Art of Living’, ‘Sahaj Marg’, Artistic Yoga, Harmony House, ‘Sevadarshan’ and ‘AMMA’ Kuwait. About 1,000 persons mainly from Indian community plus some Kuwaiti nationals in Kuwait participated. 2. As per Common Yog..
 
Government of India invites all Indian nationals and Persons of Indian Origin in Kuwait to participate in the competition for selecting a new logo for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention. Entries have to be submitted online after registering on the portal. Guidelines about the competition, eligibility criteria and submission of entries online are in MyGov Portal at http://mygov.in/task/design-logo-pravasi-bharatiya-divas-conventi..
 
Issue of OCI cards to The erstwhile PIO card holders The Government of India has extended the date for submission of applications for registration as Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) card holder by the erstwhile PIO card holders, till December 31, 2016. 2. The conversion of PIO cards into OCI cards will be done free-of-charge for applications submitted till 31 December 2016. ..
 
Repatriation of Mortal Remains To India and Claim Of Outstanding Dues A system is in place for most immediate repatriation of mortal remains of Indian nationals. The Community Welfare section of the Embassy has a dedicated team which make daily visits to hospitals, Police Stations, Detention Cell/Deportation Centres etc to enquire about unfortunate death incidents and to ensure that mortal remains of Indian nationals are sent to their n..
 
Second International Day of Yoga (IDY) Celebrations on 24 June 2016 (Friday) from 0600 hrs onwards at American International School, Kuwait You are aware that the 1st International Day of Yoga was celebrated at Embassy premises last year, with H.E. Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Minister for Amir Diwan Affairs being the Chief Guest for this event. 2.&n..
 
Indian Community Members Abroad Were Targeted By Gangs Of Fraudsters Government of India has recently come across several reports of frauds where Indian community members abroad were targeted by gangs of fraudsters. The modus operandi of these fraudsters is to call victims saying that the local authorities have initiated legal proceedings against them because they have submitted false information in their immigration papers, and that it ..
 
Embassy and Its Outsourcing Centres During The Holy Month of Ramadan For continued rendering of best possible services to the Indian community, Kuwaiti nationals and expatriates residing in Kuwait, during the Holy month of Ramadan, the office timings of Embassy and its Passport and Visa Service Outsourcing Centers operated by COX & KINGS Global Services, Kuwait, are as follows: &n..
 
A Comprehensive Advisory For The Benefit And Welfare Of Indian Community In Kuwait A Comprehensive advisory is given below for the benefit and welfare of Indian community in Kuwait. Do's and Don’ts • Indian emigrants are advised to retain their original passports as they are non-transferable Government of India documents. Passport should not be handed to Recrui..
 
Relaxation & Meditation Indian Embassy in association with Heartfulness Meditation organized a meditation session at the Embassy auditorium on 6 May, 2016. This Event was organized as a run up to the main event before the 2nd International Yoga Day 2016 celebrations on 24 June 2016. The session started with a brief introduction to Heartfulness meditation by their Country Organizer, Mr..
 
On- Going Security Drive In view of on-going security drive, Indian nationals residing in Kuwait are advised to comply with the residency and visa laws of the country and keep their Civil ID (or Passport) with them for showing to the security officials during security checks. Some expatriates have been arrested in Kuwait due to overstaying their residence visas and for other violations. Furthermore, there are reports about expatriates hol..
 
Relax and Rejuvenate Body, Mind and SOUL With Yoga *************************************** ..
 
The Election Commission of India (ECI) is in the process of registration of NRIs as overseas electors. The present number of overseas electors is insignificant in comparison to the number of NRIs. Overseas/NRI electors can submit their details in NVSP (National Voters Services Portal) for inclusion of their names in the State Level Electoral roll which should furnish full details of address in the country outside India where they are currentl..
 
The Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), a PPP (Public Private Partnership) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has announced its “India Connect” initiatives for a proactive and sustained engagement with Overseas Indians. The OIFC India Fellows Programme is a key initiative of OIFC in partnership with the Indian School of Business (ISB). The programme is offered to young Indians in the age group of 21-39 years a..
 
The Embassy will be celebrating the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar in the Embassy Auditorium ==================================..
 
Visa & Passport Services by the Indian Embassy Frequent visitors to India from Kuwait, both Kuwaiti nationals as well as expatriates residing in Kuwait, are strongly advised to take 5-year or 1-year, multiple entry Business visas to India. The Indian Passport and Visa Service Provider, M/s Cox & Kings Services (CKGS), Kuwait has been providing visa services to Kuwaiti nationals and expatriates in Kuwait through their three centres- Sharq ..
 
Participation of Indian Community in Kuwait During the visit of Hon’ble PM and other senior leadership to foreign countries, Indian diaspora has shown keen interest in participating in India’s social and development programs, and flagship initiatives of Government of India such as, Swachh Bharat and Namami Gange. 2. To facilitate contributions/philanthropy by NRI/PIOs to India, Government of India had set up a not-for-profi..
 
International Yoga Day Celebrations ==================================..
 
A Yoga Session At The Circle of Peace On the initiative taken by Government of India, the United Nations has declared 21st June as the INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY. As part of its celebrations, Embassy of India celebrated the First International Day of Yoga (IDY) on 21 June 2015 which witnessed great amount of enthusiasm from people of all walks of life. 2. The Embassy is pleased to inform that 2nd Internat..
 
As per the latest statistics (10 February 2016) received by the Embassy from the Kuwaiti authorities, the number of Indian nationals legally residing in Kuwait has reached 8.8 lakh mark. In addition, there are approximately 28,000 Indian nationals who have overstayed their visas and, therefore, are staying illegally in the country. Some highlights from the latest figures are:- • The Indian community in Kuwait has grown by 10% in 2015. ..
 
Main points made during Hon’ble PM’s address at the World Sufi Forum, New Delhi, on 17 March 2016 1. Ninety nine names of Allah These are 99 names of Allah, none stand for force and violence. Allah is Rahman and Raheem. Sufism is the voice of peace, co-existence, compassion, equality & a call t..
 
VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION OF YOGA PROFESSIONALS             At the initiative of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, a scheme for Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals has been launched by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturuopathy, Unani, Sidha & Homeopathy) to spread the traditional knowledge of India by assuring quality of Yoga Practices across the world. The Ministry of AYUSH in the wake of declaration of Int..
 
Registration As OCI Cardholder The Government of India has decided to extend the date for submission of the application for registration as Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholder by the erstwhile Persons of Indian Origin cardholders till 30 June 2016. ..
 
Scholarship programme for Diaspora Children This scheme was introduced by the Government of India in the academic year 2006-07. The Scheme provide for assistance to the wards of Persons of Indian Origin (OIC) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) for pursuing Under Graduate courses in Indian University/Institutes. The scheme is being implemented by Educational Consultants India Limited (EDCIL) under the Ministry of Human Resource Development ..
 
Indian Exporters To Showcase Their Mettle At ‘The Kuwait International Trade Fair’ from 21-27 February 2016 The Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), New Delhi with the support of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, New Delhi and in association with the Embassy of India, Kuwait is organizing an “INDIA PAVILION” at ‘The Kuwait International Trade Fair’, an I..
 
Embassy cultural evening by Imran khan Embassy of India in coordination with NCCAL requests the  pleasure  of your company with family, relatives & friends at the function of Indian cultural evening by Qawwali Group led by Mr. Imran Khan on Wednesday the 9th March  2016 at 1900 hrs (7.00 PM) at Dasma Theatre (Opposite Dasma Cooperative) R.S.V.P. Telephone/Fax: 22546958/22531716/97229914 ..
 
VIDYA LAKSHMI PORTAL             “Vidya Lakshmi Portal” has been launched on 15th August 2015 by the Department of Higher Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi. Under this scheme, any Indian student can apply for educational loan online by browsing on www.vidyalakshmi.co.in. The main purpose of this portal is to have facilities of education loan, scholarship and other student friend..
 
 2016-India Fellows Programme at Indian School of Business Hyderabad As a part of the drive to India Connect Initiative, OIFC (Overseas India Facilitation Centre) is scheduled to launch “The India Fellows Programme” in June 2016. This is open to young Indian Diaspora entrepreneurs/professionals in decision making capacity/potential investors and international partners of Indian companies (between 21-39 years of age) who hav..
 
2016-India Fellows Programme at Indian School of Business Hyderabad As a part of the drive to India Connect Initiative, OIFC (Overseas India Facilitation Centre) is scheduled to launch “The India Fellows Programme” in June 2016. This is open to young Indian Diaspora entrepreneurs/professionals in decision making capacity/potential investors and international partners of Indian companies (between 21-39 years of age) ..
 
Celebration of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2016 The 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) was celebrated in Kuwait on 9 January 2016 in Embassy Auditorium from 1600 hrs – 1900 hrs. The event was well attended with the presence of over 300 Indian nationals. Ambassador provided basic data regarding Embassy’s consular, passport, visa, community welfare services ren..
 
Flag Hoisting Ceremony on 26 January 2016 On the occasion of 67th Republic Day of India, a Flag hoisting ceremony will be held in the Embassy Premises at 0900 hours on Tuesday, 26 January 2016, followed by reading of the message of the Hon’ble President of India and a cultural programme including singing of patriotic songs. An Open House reception will follow during which tea, snacks, soft drinks etc shall be served ..
 
Celebration of PBD Divas at the Embassy Auditorium ==================================..
 
Rajasthan Government has set up Rajasthan Pravasi Sharmik Kalyan Prakosth under the aegis of Rajasthan Skill and Livelihoods Development Corporation at J-8A, EMI Campus, Jhalana Institutional Area, Jaipur-302004 for the welfare of emigrant workers of Rajasthan origin working abroad. The cell will also facilitate and provide support services to workers who intent to go abroad for employment. The key activities of the cell are: - •&nb..
 
21st International Conference on ‘Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications’ (INCOFYRA) from January 3-7, 2016 at Prashanti Kutiram (S-VYASA University Campus), Bangalore The Government of India has been promoting Yoga as a preventive and promotive system for holistic health. Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (VYASA), a registered charitable institution and engaged in making Yoga as a socially relevant science, is orga..
 
The Embassy would like to inform that the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) is organizing an Online Quiz captioned “BHARAT KO JANIYE” which is targeted at the Indian Diaspora youth across the globe. It is intended to educate them about India’s progress in various fields such as Science & Technology, Manufacturing, Industry, Communications and Information Technology etc. The aim of this quiz program is also to cr..
 
In view of the natural disaster in Tamil Nadu, all Indian nationals in Kuwait, who wish to provide assistance for the flood victims in Tamil Nadu, are requested to send their contributions directly to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF). More details about PMNRF are available at https://pmnrf.gov.in/ 2. The Embassy will also accept all contributions towards PMNRF in cash or by cheque addressed to&..
 
The State Government of Uttar Pradesh (India) in collaboration with FICCI, New Delhi (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) is organizing the 1st “U.P. PRAVASI DIWAS” from 4-6 January 2016, in the historical city of Agra. The proposed three-day “UP PRAVASI DIWAS” will provide an ample opportunity to interact with Cabinet Ministers, Senior Officers of Government of Uttar Pradesh and businessmen from a..
 
Launching of a website by ALL India Radio for its External Services All India Radio has launched a multimedia website for its external service. The website airworldservice.org  is presently available in English, Hindi and Urdu languages. The content consists of rich bouquet of news, current affairs, programmes on culture, heritage, music, art, tourism, health-care, issues relating to economy, investment, development, education etc. The..
 
The Embassy would like to inform that the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) is organizing an Online Quiz captioned “BHARAT KO JANIYE” which is targeted at the Indian Diaspora youth across the globe. It is intended to educate them about India’s progress in various fields such as Science & Technology, Manufacturing, Industry, Communications and Information Technology etc. The aim of this quiz program is also to cr..
 
India’s relations with Kuwait are historical, deep-rooted and enriched by the warmth and goodwill between the peoples of our two countries. India has consistently been among Kuwait’s top ten trading partners with bilateral trade of over US$ 14.58 billion during the Financial Year 2014-15. 2. The Government of Kuwait has embarked on its Five-Year Development Plan (2015-2020) covering divers..
 
The Department of Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC) is a Public Private Partnership between the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA), New Delhi and the Confederation of Indian Industries, New Delhi which is focused on enhancing economic engagement of Overseas Indians with India. As part of its Action Plan for 2015-16, OIFC is launching many initiatives to attract the young NRIs & PIOs. At the regional B..
 
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