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65,000 cap for H-1B visa reached, lottery ​soon to decide who will work in US

65,000 cap for H-1B visa reached, lottery ​soon to decide who will work in US

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. 

Apr 07, 2018, 09:50 AM IST
H-1B application process to begin from April 2; premium processing suspended

H-1B application process to begin from April 2; premium processing suspended

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. 

Mar 21, 2018, 15:04 PM IST

200 immigrants to be sworn in as US citizens at John F Kennedy library

Massachusetts US District Court Judge Dennis Saylor will preside over the naturalisation ceremony today afternoo

Jul 12, 2017, 13:16 PM IST

US issues clarification on higher education H-1B exemption criteria

The US has said that in order to qualify for an H-1B numerical cap exemption based upon a master's or higher degree, the conferring institution must have qualified as a "United States institution of higher education" at the time the beneficiary's degree was earned.

Jun 02, 2017, 17:27 PM IST

Life beyond H-1B: Try L1, EB5 visas, experts suggest

The cap for US H-1B visas for 2018 may have been reached but immigration experts say that Indian applicants, who form the majority of the recipients of such visas, have other options as well -- such as the L1 and EB5 visas.

Apr 19, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
Infosys to ramp up local hiring in US amid visa concerns

Infosys to ramp up local hiring in US amid visa concerns

Infosys has been in favour of a healthy mix of local and global personnel even though hiring locals in overseas markets often pushes up operational costs for IT outsourcing companies.

Apr 16, 2017, 17:28 PM IST
US suspends fast-track processing for highly skilled H-1B visa; Indian outsourcers likely to feel the heat

US suspends fast-track processing for highly skilled H-1B visa; Indian outsourcers likely to feel the heat

US authorities are temporarily suspending the speedy, premium processing of a visa which is often used by tech firms to recruit foreign skilled workers.

Mar 05, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
US to temporarily suspend premium processing of H-1B visas

US to temporarily suspend premium processing of H-1B visas

The US on Friday said it is temporarily suspending the 'premium processing' of H-1B visas from April 3, eliminating the option of shorter wait times for the programme that helps highly skilled foreigners work at American firms.

Mar 04, 2017, 11:09 AM IST
H-1B Visa: 32-year-old Indian-origin, manager in IT company pleads guilty for committing visa fraud in US

H-1B Visa: 32-year-old Indian-origin, manager in IT company pleads guilty for committing visa fraud in US

Hari Karne, who hails from Hyderabad, faces a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a USD 250,000 fine if convicted.

Dec 17, 2016, 14:53 PM IST
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.

Mar 16, 2016, 23:56 PM IST

US H1-B visa cap reached within 5 days for 3rd straight year

 The US today said it has reached the cap for the much-coveted H-1B work visas for 2016 within the first five days for the third consecutive year and will now conduct a lottery system to allocate the visas highly popular among IT professionals from countries like India.

Apr 08, 2015, 11:36 AM IST
Spouses of H-1B visa holders to get work permit in US

Spouses of H-1B visa holders to get work permit in US

Once USCIS approves the 'Form I-765' and the H-4 dependent spouse receives an Employment Authorisation Card,, he or she may begin working in the United States.

Feb 25, 2015, 13:17 PM IST

Suit filed against US govt over Muslim citizenship denials, delays

Five people are suing the US government alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their applications for citizenship and green cards.

Aug 01, 2014, 06:12 AM IST

US reaches H-1B visa cap for FY 2015

The US today 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.

Apr 11, 2014, 02:55 AM IST