US Visa

Investment-based EB-5 Visa the 'Trump' card for US citizenship

There are different visa categories for traveling to USA. Tourists and business travelers form almost 90 percent (69 million) of all travelers to the United States. 

Nov 06, 2017, 14:45 PM IST
US resumes premium processing of H-1B visas after 5 months

US resumes premium processing of H-1B visas after 5 months

Five months after suspending the premium process of H-1B visas, the US has now resumed the process. The suspension has, however, been revoked subject to a limit mandated by the US Congress.

Sep 19, 2017, 13:56 PM IST
US resumes premium processing of H-1B visas

US resumes premium processing of H-1B visas

Premium processing of H-1B visa was suspended in April to handle huge rush of new petitions.

Sep 19, 2017, 11:19 AM IST
Relief for India! US to resume processing cap-exempt H-1B petitions

Relief for India! US to resume processing cap-exempt H-1B petitions

The H-1B visa has an annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year.

Jul 25, 2017, 12:15 PM IST
US rolls out expedited entry for low-risk Indian travellers

US rolls out expedited entry for low-risk Indian travellers

The US has started rolling out for India its Global Entry programme which allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travellers.

Jul 04, 2017, 13:28 PM IST
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.

Jun 06, 2017, 10:05 AM IST
H1B visa: Concerns on visas conveyed at 'highest quarters' in US, says Ravishankar Prasad

H1B visa: Concerns on visas conveyed at 'highest quarters' in US, says Ravishankar Prasad

India's concerns over H1B visa related developments have been conveyed at the "highest quarters" in the US, Union IT Minister Ravishankar Prasad said on Saturday.

Apr 22, 2017, 20:15 PM IST
H-1B visa: Jaitley strongly raises the issue with US; highlights role played by highly skilled Indians in America

H-1B visa: Jaitley strongly raises the issue with US; highlights role played by highly skilled Indians in America

Taking up the case of Indian IT companies and professionals, Jaitley told about the contribution of highly skilled Indians in the economic development of the United States and India.

Apr 21, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
Tightening visa norms a blessing in disguise for IT firms: Pai

Tightening visa norms a blessing in disguise for IT firms: Pai

The tightening of H1-B work visa rules in the US would be advantageous to Indian IT firms as they would shift more work offshore and also be in a position to improve their billing rate, says industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai.

Apr 12, 2017, 13:00 PM IST
H-1B visa row: 1.5 lakh Indians are in US on employment-based visas, says Govt

H-1B visa row: 1.5 lakh Indians are in US on employment-based visas, says Govt

There are over 1.5 lakh Indian nationals who have been issued employment-based visas, including nearly 1.26 H1B job permits, by the US in 2016, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

 

Mar 30, 2017, 17:42 PM IST
H1b system needs 'common sense' reforms: Congressman Ro Khanna

H1b system needs 'common sense' reforms: Congressman Ro Khanna

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna has said the US needs to "remain open" to immigrants who contribute to creating jobs and help shape the economy, as he called for "common sense" reforms in the H1B visa system.

Mar 30, 2017, 10:57 AM IST
US court dismisses case against H-1B lottery system

US court dismisses case against H-1B lottery system

A US court has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the lottery system adopted to determine successful applicants for H-1B visas, the most sought after by Indian IT firms and professionals.

Mar 29, 2017, 13:07 PM IST
Indian firms gaming H-1B visa system, new rule to help fix existing flaws

Indian firms gaming H-1B visa system, new rule to help fix existing flaws

Indian firms, which account for the bulk of H1B visas, have "gamed" the system, an influential American lawmaker alleged and insisted his legislation introduced in the Congress will help fix the existing flaws.

Mar 28, 2017, 13:05 PM IST
'Replacement of American workers not the intent of H1B visas'

'Replacement of American workers not the intent of H1B visas'

Asserting that replacement of American workers is not the intent of H-1B work visa, the Trump administration nominee for Labour Secretary has acknowledged the shortage of skilled workers in the US.

Mar 23, 2017, 12:44 PM IST
Infosys not to apply for H-1B visas for junior employees

Infosys not to apply for H-1B visas for junior employees

Infosys has not raised visa requests for systems engineers and senior systems engineers.

Mar 20, 2017, 11:18 AM IST
Indian sportsman Tanveer Hussain held in US for 'sexually abusing' minor girl

Indian sportsman Tanveer Hussain held in US for 'sexually abusing' minor girl

Police arrested Hussain on Wednesday after the girl, who is under the age of 13, accused him of sexually abusing her, a report in the Adirondack Daily Entreprise said.

Mar 03, 2017, 12:52 PM IST
H-1B Visa issue: We are engaged with the US, says government

H-1B Visa issue: We are engaged with the US, says government

India on Thursday said it is engaged with the Donald Trump administration as well as members of the US Congress on concerns regarding the H1B visa issue, amidst apprehension that there may be a clamp down on it which can hurt Indian IT industry.

Feb 09, 2017, 23:15 PM IST
Want a US visa? Be prepared to give your social media passwords

Want a US visa? Be prepared to give your social media passwords

US embassies could ask visa applicants for passwords to their own social media accounts in future background checks, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Tuesday.

Feb 08, 2017, 10:47 AM IST
US visa denial to Kashmiri athlete not linked to Donald Trump's travel ban: Vikas Swarup

US visa denial to Kashmiri athlete not linked to Donald Trump's travel ban: Vikas Swarup

Kashmiri snowshoe athlete, Tanveer Hussain Parra, on Tuesday claimed he was denied a visa by the US Embassy here, with officials citing the "current policy" under the Donald Trump administration.

Feb 02, 2017, 22:03 PM IST
Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' fallout? Kashmiri athlete Tanveer Hussain denied US visa

Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' fallout? Kashmiri athlete Tanveer Hussain denied US visa

The 24-year-old Tanveer was supposed to travel to US for a sports event.

Jan 31, 2017, 20:24 PM IST