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India raises concern over H-1B visas, but US makes its renewal tough

India raises concern over H-1B visas, but US makes its renewal tough

Despite India's concerns, the Donald Trump Administration has issued a new directive making it more difficult for the renewal of non-immigrant visas such as H-1B and L1, which is  popular among Indian IT professionals.

Oct 26, 2017, 07:16 AM IST
US resumes premium processing of H-1B visa, months after its suspension

US resumes premium processing of H-1B visa, months after its suspension

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

Oct 04, 2017, 11:37 AM IST
US allows fast processing again for some H-1B visa applications

US allows fast processing again for some H-1B visa applications

The US government said on Monday it would resume fast processing of H-1B visas requested by institutions of higher education and nonprofit and governmental research organizations, while leaving in place a longer approval time for companies that use the visas.

Jul 24, 2017, 22:53 PM IST
Changed H-1B visa norms don't mean much for India: Nasscom

Changed H-1B visa norms don't mean much for India: Nasscom

The Indian IT industry body Nasscom on Tuesday said the clarifying guidance by the USCIS on eligibility for computer programmers under the H-1B visa norms will have little impact on its members, as the clarification has been the adjudicatory practice for years.

Apr 04, 2017, 21:45 PM IST

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

Apr 04, 2017, 11:24 AM 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

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

Majority of these estimated 250,000 H-1B visa applications are "certainly" either by companies that have Indian owner like TCS.

Apr 08, 2016, 07:31 AM IST
US formally notifies increase in H1B and L1 visa fee

US formally notifies increase in H1B and L1 visa fee

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) said applicants for certain categories of H-1B visas post December 18, 2015 must submit an additional fee of USD 4,000.

Jan 12, 2016, 23:34 PM IST

Spouses of H-1B visa holders to get work permits in US beginning May 26

The US on Tuesday announced that it will provide work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders beginning May 26, a move that is expected to benefit thousands of talented and professional Indian spouses who come to America but are unable to work.

Feb 25, 2015, 01:42 AM IST

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.

Apr 11, 2014, 09:20 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

US H-1B visa cap reached in five days

The US on Monday announced that it has received the sufficient number of applications for its much coveted H-1B work visas to meet the Congressional mandated cap of 65,000.

Apr 07, 2014, 23:12 PM IST

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

The US has invited applications from aspirants for the coveted H-1B visas, hugely popular among Indian IT companies, from April 1.

Mar 26, 2014, 14:55 PM IST

US uses lottery to choose recipients of H-1B visas

The US, which received about 124,000 applications for the 85,000 H-1B visas up for grabs this year, has used lottery to determine who all would be given the most sought after work visas among IT professionals.

Apr 09, 2013, 09:01 AM IST

US receives 50000 packages of H-1B petitions on first day

USCIS can reward a maximum of 65,000 H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2014 beginning October 1, 2013.

Apr 05, 2013, 09:01 AM IST

More than 18,000 H-1B visas yet to be grabbed

Reflecting the dire straits of the job market and strict regulations imposed by the US Congress, more than one-fourth of the H-1B, once the most sought after visas, is yet to be grabbed.

Oct 01, 2009, 11:41 AM IST