US to accept H-1B visas from today

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made elaborate arrangement for receiving applications for the much coveted H-1B visas, beginning today, to meet the expected rush.

US talks of difficulty in addressing India`s visa concerns

The US has spoken about difficulty in addressing India`s concerns over visa issues in its comprehensive immigration reform bill and those related to taxation.

Provisions of Immigration bill self-defeating for US

Certain provisions of the current immigration reforms bill, in particular those related to the H-1B visas, are self-defeating for the United States, a top Indian economist has said.

US law to check H-1B visa fraud

Amid a contentious debate over comprehensive immigration reforms, a top Republican senator has introduced a bill to eliminate what he calls "fraud and abuse" from H-1B visa programme coveted by Indian techies.

`US’ visa issuance to Indians - sign of good ties`

The US has hiked fee for H-1B
and L1 visas popular among Indian professionals and companies.

`H-1B staff with pending extension pleas can stay`

H-1B employees, whose timely- filed applications for extension of visas are pending before US immigration authorities, may not be arrested for "overstaying" now following a recent federal court ruling on the issue.

US H-1B visa reaches mandated cap of 65,000

The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa in the US which allows American companies to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.

India may drag US to WTO for visa fee hike

India may drag US to the World Trade Organisation for its new "protectionist" move in hiking professional visa fees, a step that will make Indian IT companies less competitive in the American market.

Wipro tops list of H-1B visa professionals in 2009

With 1,964 H-1B visas in 2009, Indian IT major Wipro has topped the list of firms that got the coveted US visas for highly skilled professionals.

Sharp drop in H-1B visas being used by Indian companies

Reflecting the changed ground realties in the US in the wake of economic crisis, there has been a sharp drop in H-1B work visas being applied for and obtained by major IT companies from India.