US Visa

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
Indian companies dramatically reduced H1B visa filing: US media

Indian companies dramatically reduced H1B visa filing: US media

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.

Apr 03, 2018, 12:12 PM IST
Toughest ever H-1B visa application process begins amidst unprecedented scrutiny

Toughest ever H-1B visa application process begins amidst unprecedented scrutiny

H-1B is considered as the most sought-after work visa among highly-skilled Indian professionals.

Apr 02, 2018, 12:06 PM IST
Over 14 million US visa seekers to get social media profiles scanned

Over 14 million US visa seekers to get social media profiles scanned

The administration of US President Donald Trump had announced in September 2017 that such a move would be initiated.

Apr 01, 2018, 06:49 AM IST
Donald Trump administration makes H1-B visa approval tough, Indian firms may face a major hit

Donald Trump administration makes H1-B visa approval tough, Indian firms may face a major hit

The new move announced on Thursday through a seven-page policy empowers the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to issue H-1B visas to an employee only for the period for which he/she has to work at a third-party worksite.

Feb 23, 2018, 11:51 AM IST
Relief for Indian techies, US says no change in H-1B extension policy

Relief for Indian techies, US says no change in H-1B extension policy

The H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers.

Jan 09, 2018, 13:33 PM IST
Indians to be hit hard as US seeks no extension of H-1B visas

Indians to be hit hard as US seeks no extension of H-1B visas

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.

Jan 04, 2018, 08:09 AM IST
Over 7 lakh techie face deportation due to H-1B visa tweak – This is Anand Mahindra's message

Over 7 lakh techie face deportation due to H-1B visa tweak – This is Anand Mahindra's message

The proposed US Bill -- Protect and Grow American Jobs – suggests tweaks in H-1B visa.

Jan 03, 2018, 15:19 PM IST
750,000 H-1B visa holders may face deportation if proposed tweak in rules gets approved

750,000 H-1B visa holders may face deportation if proposed tweak in rules gets approved

The proposed US Bill places new restrictions to prevent abuse and misuse of H-1B visas.

Jan 02, 2018, 14:07 PM IST
Visa policy review not focused on one country, says US Ambassador

Visa policy review not focused on one country, says US Ambassador

The US is undertaking a comprehensive review of its visa policy, said new US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Monday.

Nov 27, 2017, 17:46 PM IST

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

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