Updates

Canadian Government Opening Pathways for Highly Specialized Global Talent

The Canadian Government has opened the doors to the highly skilled, specialized, in-demand foreign nationals who will help in the growth of Canadian entities’ businesses by bringing the Global Skills Strategy into effect on June 12, 2017. This new strategy aims at attracting foreign investment.....

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An Added Burden to an Already Tedious Process

The U.S. Department of State recently introduced a new supplemental questionnaire that will enable Consulate officers to obtain information for enhanced screening of certain visa applicants applying for immigrant as well as non-immigrant visas.  As a part of the screening process, the U.S. Con.....

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LawQuest and Dentons Teamed up with Sol’s Arc to Extend Educational Concessions for Children with Disabilities

LawQuest and Dentons teamed up with Sol’s Arc, India’s first parallel school offering special education, to extend educational concessions for children with disabilities in Maharashtra, India. Many children with mental disabilities in India wish to sit the secondary school board ex.....

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DOL to Enforce all Laws More Aggressively on the Administration of U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Programs

The U.S. Secretary of Labor had directed the Department of Labor (DOL) to enforce laws within its jurisdiction that govern the administration and enforcement of non-immigrant visa programs. This announcement was made to protect the rights of the U.S. workers more aggressively against those entities .....

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Enforcement of 2014 Rule Affects Intra-Company Transfers to Serbia

Serbia’s Law on Employment of Foreigners enacted in 2014 laid down a provision in Article 19 which stated that foreign national employees of a company located outside Serbia assigned to work at an affiliated local company in Serbia are initially limited to a maximum of one year......

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Foreign Expats are now Exempt from Aadhaar Card Requirement

In April 2017, the Indian government had made it mandatory for all individuals subject to income tax in India to quote their Aadhaar Card number in their income tax returns, with effect from July 1, 2017. This applied to all tax paying Indians as well as foreign nationals who wou.....

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Taking Time Off as an F-1 Student

Foreign students who desire to study in American universities require an F-1 visa (student visa) to be able to do so. International students in F-1 status are required under US immigration law to be enrolled full-time during their regular semesters. Often times, students may have to take time off du.....

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Upcoming: 2017 AILA Global Immigration Forum, New Orleans, Louisiana

In 2017, our Managing Partner, Poorvi Chothani, will be speaking at two annual American Immigration Lawyers Association conference in New Orleans. 2017 AILA Global Immigration Forum: Protectionist World – Are We Singing the Blues? On June 20 - 21, 2017, Mrs. Chothani will be presenting on th.....

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The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce Seminar on US Immigration: Is the US Really Closing its Doors?

The seminar organized by The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce's (IACC) and LawQuest covered topics like President Trump’s recent executive orders, other government initiatives and pending Congressional bills which will impact general travel to the US, undocumented foreigners in the US, the EB.....

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American Immigration Lawyers Association - Bangkok District Chapter (BDC) Conference 5th Annual Conference

The BDC has hosted their conferences in a host of interesting and exciting cities in Asia. The 5th Annual AILA BDC Conference in Chennai was organized and chaired by Mrs. Poorvi Chothani. Chennai was chosen as the conference venue to allow BDC members to be able to meet and interact face to face.....

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Go Green!

Most offices consumer a lot pf paper. In an initiative to reduce our carbon footprint our Managing Partner, Poorvi Chothani planned a tree planting picnic outside Mumbai city at The Kamala Farms in Shahpur organised by Bindu Mittal who is passionate about saving the Earth. It was a fun day out.&.....

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Winner IDEX Legal Award for Social Impact Initiative of the Year 2016

The 2016 TrustLaw Awards were held in September in New York. LawQuest was a finalist for the IMPACT AWARD which recognizes projects that demonstrate significant impact for an NGO or social enterprise, their community, and beyond.  We researched Disability Law and the Right to Education in India.....

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LawQuest has been awarded the Contributor With Most Popular Article In UK Award by Mondaq

LawQuest has been awarded the "Contributor With Most Popular Article In UK" Award by Mondaq

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LawQuest Bestowed with TrustLaw Recognition of Excellence Award

LawQuest was granted "TrustLaw Recognition of Excellence" award at the inaugural TrustLaw Regional Dinner of Excellence held on July 22, 2016 in New Delhi.  This event was hosted by Thomson Reuters Foundation in conjunction with the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) to promote the practice of .....

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