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USA Visa – How to schedule your appointment in the shortest possible time

 

Indians now pay your USA visa fee electronically. IMPS enabled

One of the basic steps in obtaining US Visa is payment of visa processing fee. Like all payments now-a-days, visa fee can be paid electronically.

Just log on to the USA governments official travel website, create your Profile and proceed to pay the fee electronically.

At present, payment of credit card/debit card option is not enabled.

However, IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) option has been enabled.

Electronic – National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) * New

Electronic – Mobile Payments – IMPS * New

Traditional – Cash – Over the Counter at DRUK Bank

Traditional – Cash – Over the Counter (AXIS Bank and Citibank)

 

In most cases, each visa applicant, including children, is required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable Machine Readable Visa (MRV) application fee, whether a visa is issued or not.

The visa application fee is determined by the type of visa for which you wish to apply.  Remember, the MRV fee is non-refundable.

Payment of the Visa Fees electronically is beneficial and also adds value to your Visa application.

Applicants who pay via the IMPS system during regular business hours (9AM – 5PM) will be able to schedule their appointment within 3 hours. Applicants who make their payment after 6PM will be able to schedule their appointment after 9AM the next business day. Yes, you can schedule your interview within 3 hours, the shortest gap possible.

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85 Indian Banks ready to receive DBTL Credits

 

The Indian Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry on Wednesday announced that the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme for LPG consumers, putting cash directly into the account of beneficiaries, would be launched in 20 districts of the country with high Aadhaar card penetration from June 1. The scheme is likely to be extended to the entire country from October this year.

The scheme is being launched in five districts of Andhra Pradesh, four districts of Himachal Pradesh, two each in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala, and one each in Goa, Punjab, Pondicherry, Maharashtra, Daman and Diu

Holding an Aadhaar Number document is compulsory to receive the LPG subsidy in their bank account. The Aadhaar number is the linkage between the Bank account and the LPG Consumer number.

Bank customers whose banks are on the NPCI’s APBS platform can only receive the subsidy.

 

List of Live Banks on APBS as on 15/05/2013

 No.

IIN/ IFSC/ MICR

Bank Name

 Status (NACH) Product wise

APB

1

607261 Abhyudaya Co-operative Bank Yes

2

607117 Allahabad Bank Yes

3

607170 Andhra Bank Yes

4

607121 Andhra Pragathi GB Yes

5

400098002 Apna Sahakari Bank Yes

6

607153 Axis Bank Yes

7

606985 Bank of Baroda Yes

8

508505 Bank Of India Yes

9

607387 Bank of Maharashtra Yes

10

508532 Canara Bank Yes

11

144545002 Capital Local Area Bank Ltd. Yes

12

695047002 Catholic Syrian Bank Yes

13

607115 Central Bank of India Yes

14

607071 Central Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank Yes

15

607080 Chaitanya Godavari GB Yes

16

607184 Corporation Bank Yes

17

508547 Dena Bank Yes

18

607099 Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank Yes

19

400072001 Development Credit Bank Yes

20

680048002 Dhanalaxmi Bank Yes

21

607055 Dombivli Nagari Sahakari Bank Yes

22

400018101 Durg Rajnandgaon Garmin Bank Yes

23

607165 Federal Bank Yes

24

607273 Gopinath Patil Parsik Janata Sahakari Bank yes

25

607078 Gurgaon gramin Bank Yes

26

607139 Haryana Gramin Bank Yes

27

607152 HDFC Bank Ltd Yes

28

607140 Himanchal Gramin Bank Yes

29

508534 ICICI Bank Ltd Yes

30

607095 IDBI Bank Yes

31

607105 Indian Bank Yes

32

508541 Indian Overseas Bank Yes

33

607189 Indusind Bank yes

34

607222 ING Vysya Bank Ltd Yes

35

607088 Janakalyan Sahakari Bank Ltd Yes

36

411074002 Janata Sahakari Bank Yes

37

380126001 Kalupur Commercial Bank Yes

38

400367001 Kalyan Janata Sahakari Bank Yes

39

561052002 Karnataka Bank Yes

40

607122 Karnataka Vikas GB Yes

41

600053001 Karur Vysya Bank Yes

42

607136 Madhya Bihar Gramin bank Yes

43

607000 Maharashtra Gramin Bank Yes

44

607241 Malwa GB Yes

45

607084 Mehsana Urban Co-op Bank Yes

46

607123 North Malabar GB Yes

47

508585 Oriental Bank of Commerce Yes

48

607052 Pallavan Gramin Bank Yes

49

607389 Pragathi Gramin Bank Yes

50

PRTH0000001 Prathama Bank Yes

51

607054 Puduvai Gramin Bank Yes

52

607057 Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative Bank Yes

53

607087 Punjab & Sind Bank Yes

54

607138 Punjab Gramin Bank Yes

55

508568 Punjab National Bank Yes

56

607053 Saptagiri Gramin Bank Yes

57

400088001 Saraswat Cooperative Bank Ltd Yes

58

607135 Sarva UP Gramin Bank Yes

59

607390 Shreyas Gramin Bank Yes

60

607167 South Indian Bank Yes

61

607388 South Malabar Grameen Bank Yes

62

606987 State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur Yes

63

606988 State Bank of Hyderabad Yes

64

508548 State Bank of India Yes

65

400332002 State Bank of Mauritius Ltd. Yes

66

606989 State Bank of Mysore Yes

67

606990 State Bank of patiala Yes

68

606991 State Bank of Travancore Yes

69

508508 Syndicate bank Yes

70

607130 Thane Janata Sahakari Bank Yes

71

416386201 The Kallappanna Awade Ichalkaranji Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd Yes

72

400349003 The Sahebrao Deshmukh Co.op. Bank Yes

73

607258 The Shamrao Vital Co-operative Bank Yes

74

607223 The Yes Bank Ltd. Yes

75

607065 Tripura Gramin Bank Yes

76

607066 UCO Bank Yes

77

508500 Union Bank of India Yes

78

607028 United Bank of India yes

79

607069 Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank Yes

80

607075 Vijaya Bank Yes

81

KCBL0000016 The Kapol Co.op. Bank Ltd yes

82

781116002 Assam GVB yes

83

795614002 Manipur RRB Yes

84

607195 Deccan Gramin Bank Yes

85

723830601 Bangiya vikas gramin bank Yes

 

SBI Partners with NCR to introduce Intelligent Cash Deposit ATMs for a LessCash society

Readers might remember that Axis Bank had initially deployed 200 Cash Deposit Machines in its branches. Currently, the CDM’s are available at 540 branches. In 10 branches, the CDMs’ are open 24*7, 365 days.

State Bank of India has decided to follow a similar strategy. SBI has placed an order with NCR, for deployment of   600 NCR SelfServ 32 Intelligent Cash Deposit ATMs across India. This order is the country’s largest single order for cash deposit ATMs.

The NCR SelfServ 32 with its large cash holding capacity ensures higher availability, while its innovative security feature validates genuine and counterfeit notes before accepting or crediting, and further facilitates tracing every note to the depositor to counter frauds.

NCR’s solutions will allow SBI to offer an array of revenue generating and customer serving opportunities such as bill payments, funds transfer and remittance via traditional card-based or cardless approach, mobile phone top-up, and couponing – making everyday consumer interaction exceptional.

What is exciting is that the ATMs’ are capable of cheque deposits too. In the near future, the exact locations where the deployment will happen will be known.  Over a period of time, these machines should be able to promote RBIs’ vision of LessCash society.

SBI or its associate banks ATMs’ can be located at this URL

In November 2012, the number of ATM’s in India had crossed the 1 lac mark, with SBI and its associate banks accounting for 50% of the same.

HDFC Bank to charge customers for InstaAlert SMSes

 

The new financially year will begin tomorrow and Banks have started to modify their service charges.

HDFC Bank will begin charging its customers from tomorrow for its InstaAlert SMS service, under which the bank provides real-time alerts on account activities.

The charges will be applicable to Salary Saving accounts too. The tariff charges are Rs15 per quarter in case of salary or savings accounts, while the charge would be Rs 25 per quarter for Current Account customers.

However as a bonus, InstaAlerts delivered through Emails would remain free.

What is InstaAlerts?

InstaAlerts service is a value added service, which allows customers to keep a track of various payments and receipts, get reminders for timely payment of utility bills and receive intimations when balance falls below a pre-specified limit, among other account activities.

Customers usually register InstaAlert service for alerts like debit transactions greater than a certain amount, credit in account greater than a specified sum, account balance below the minimum funds and weekly account balance. The alerts can be either event-based or frequency based.

The bank has clarified that debit/credit card transaction alerts sent as per regulatory guidelines and NetBanking transaction alerts are not part of InstaAlert Service. Customers who are not registered for InstaAlert service will continue to get these alerts free of charge, it added.

Well, I am just curious to know, how many HDFC Bank customers will continue to avail the InstaAlerts services!!