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Nirmala Sitharaman to hold meeting with industry on US visa issue soon

Nirmala Sitharaman to hold meeting with industry on US visa issue soon

Amid concerns being raised by India Inc on the US visa regime, the Commerce and Industry Ministry on Monday said it will soon hold a meeting with industry including Nasscom to discuss the issue.

 

 

H1B overhaul: IT cos see costs rise, dearth of skilled workers

H1B overhaul: IT cos see costs rise, dearth of skilled workers

Indian IT firms face the risk of higher operational costs and shortage of skilled workers with the proposed overhaul of popular H-1B visa regime by American President Donald Trump, leading to a sharp slide in tech stocks and prompting India to convey its concerns to the US.

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.

Will fight to stop foreign H1B visa holders​ replacing American workers: Donald Trump

Will fight to stop foreign H1B visa holders​ replacing American workers: Donald Trump

 Is President-elect Donald Trump's policy on outsourcing going to sound death knell for the H-1B visas? 

Donald Trump urged to reform H1B visa system

Donald Trump urged to reform H1B visa system

Asserting that H-1B visa creates more jobs, a Silicon Valley-based CEO has urged US President- elect Donald Trump to reform the system and increase the quota of this speciality work visa, which would help in achieving his agenda of spurring growth in the country.

H-1B visa issue may affect Indo-US ties under Donald Trump

H-1B visa issue may affect Indo-US ties under Donald Trump

Donald Trump's administration would build on progress made in Indo-US ties and be less tolerant of Pakistan's "dual policies" on terror, but the issue of H-1B visas could be a potential area of friction with New Delhi, a noted US expert on South Asian issues has said.

India highest recipient of H-1B visas with almost 70% share: US

India highest recipient of H-1B visas with almost 70% share: US

Despite a hefty hike in fees of US H-1B and L-1 visas, there has been no drop in number of applications from India and the country continues to be the highest recipient of H-1B visas.

India, US to hold talks on hike in working visa fee

India, US to hold talks on hike in working visa fee

India and the US will hold a two-day bilateral consultation from Wednesday under the aegis of the WTO over the American move to impose high fees on temporary working visas.

US received 236K H-1B applications, completes lottery

US received 236K H-1B applications, completes lottery

The US received over 2,36,000 H-1B petitions in just five days of opening up the process early this month for the most sought-after work visa for IT professionals, including from India, and has completed the computerised draw of lots.

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.

Indian IT companies shocked as US raises H1B visa fee by double

Indian IT companies shocked as US raises H1B visa fee by double

The next visa application session kicks off on April 1, 2016.

Bad news for Indian IT companies! US double H1B, L1 visa fee

Bad news for Indian IT companies! US double H1B, L1 visa fee

US decided to impose a special fee of USD 4,000 on certain categories of H-1B visas and USD 4,500 on L-1 visas.

A $2,000 H-1B fee on Indian companies could return in US

A $2,000 H-1B fee on Indian companies could return in US

Indian IT companies in the US may end up paying a special USD 2,000 fee again on the popular H-1B and L-1 visas to fund a 9/11 healthcare act, with a group of Congressmen quietly mounting fresh efforts to reimpose it.

US Senators introduce legislation to cut H1B visas by 15,000

Two American Senators have introduced a legislation in the Senate proposing to cut the number of popular H-1B visas by 15,000 and that such a visa be given to highest wage earner first.

Donald Trump says in favour of expanding H-1B visas

Donald Trump says in favour of expanding H-1B visas

Republican candidate for the Presidential race Donald Trump has softened his stance on H-1B visas, and said during a debate that he doesn't mind if talented foreigners stay on legally in America and contribute to the growth of the country.

US Congress lets 'discriminatory' outsourcing H-1B fee lapse

US Congress lets 'discriminatory' outsourcing H-1B fee lapse

In a breather for Indian IT firms, the "discriminatory" USD 2,000 H-1B fee mostly imposed on them has now lapsed in a Republican-majority US Congress.

 

Donald Trump sounds death knell for H 1B visas

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has sounded death knell to the H-1B visas by proposing to raise the minimum wage for this most popular work visas for Indian technology professionals as he released his policy of putting American workers first.

Tech Mahindra sees weak revenue, earnings in Apr-Jun quarter

IT firm Tech Mahindra on Monday warned of weak revenue and earnings in the April-June quarter due to higher visa costs and other headwinds, dragging the company shares by over 9 percent.

Tech Mahindra shares hit over one-year low on Q1 warning

Shares of Tech Mahindra Ltd dropped almost 7 percent to a more than one-year low on Monday after the IT firm warned of a weak first quarter, partly due to higher U.S. visa sponsorship costs for its employees.

US has record number of applications for H-1B tech visas

Applications for H-1B visas allowing U.S. businesses to hire foreign workers in science, engineering and computer programming totalled a record 233,000 for fiscal 2016, according to government figures released on Monday.