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Drop of 37% in H1B visas for 7 Indian firms in 2016: Report

Drop of 37% in H1B visas for 7 Indian firms in 2016: Report

Top seven Indian-based outsourcing companies in the US received fewer H-1B visas in 2016 as compared to 2015, and as a group their numbers dropped 37 percent, according to a new report.

Computer programmer not to qualify as specialty occupation: US

Washington: The US has ruled that being a simple computer programmer would no longer qualify as a specialist profession, which is a must for the issue of a

H-1B premium processing suspended to handle huge rush

H-1B premium processing suspended to handle huge rush

The US on Friday said the premium processing of H-1B visas, which are popular among Indian IT firms and professionals, has been suspended temporarily to handle the huge rush of applications for the work visas in the first week of April.

Applications for fiscal 2018 H1-B to be accepted from April 3

Applications for fiscal 2018 H1-B to be accepted from April 3

The Congressional mandated limit on H-1B visas include 65,000 in the general category and another 20,000 for those foreign students who have masters or higher degree from a US academic institution.

US received 236K H-1B applications, completes lottery

US received 236K H-1B applications, completes lottery

The US received over 2,36,000 H-1B petitions in just five days of opening up the process early this month for the most sought-after work visa for IT professionals, including from India, and has completed the computerised draw of lots.

H-1B cap reached, majority of applications by Indian companies

H-1B cap reached, majority of applications by Indian companies

The US government is believed to have received about 250,000 petitions for H-1B visas - the most sought after American work visas - with a majority of them being from either Indian companies or having huge footprint in India.

 

US to start accepting H1B application from April 1

US to start accepting H1B application from April 1

The US would start accepting petitions for popular H-1B work visas for the fiscal year 2017 from the beginning of next month, officials announced on Wednesday.

US to start accepting H-1B petitions from April 1

The United States government will start accepting petitions for the H-1B visas, the most sought after work visa for Indian IT professionals, from April 1, an official release said.

US reaches H-1B visa cap for FY 2015

The US on Thursday said it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for the fiscal year 2015.

US starts receiving applications for H1B visas

The US has started accepting petition for the much sought H-1B work visas, amidst fear from industry experts and officials that the Congressional mandated quota of 65,000 might get filled up in the first week itself.