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Dependence of Indian IT companies on visas reducing: Nasscom

Dependence of Indian IT companies on visas reducing: Nasscom

Nasscom President R Chandrasekhar said the applications for work visas by Indian IT companies have halved over the last few years as the companies are leveraging new technologies to reduce dependence on visas to send workers to client sites.

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 The suspension has, however, been revoked subject to a limit mandated by the US Congress.

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.

Widow of Indian-techie can stay in US for now

Dumala managed to regain her residency status as she lost it after the assassination of her husband Kuchibhotla, an engineer on H-1B visa.

Indian-American fined USD 40,000 for filing false visa applications

The businessman, Rohit Saksena, had previously pleaded guilty to making false statements to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, according to court documents.

US lawmakers ask Trump to stop abuse of H-1B visa system

In a letter dated July 27, which was released on Tuesday, the group said a legislation introduced by them close these loopholes and overhaul these visa programmes to protect American workers and crack down on outsourcing companies which deprive qualified Americans of high-skill jobs.

No discussion on H-1B during Modi-Trump meeting

No discussion on H-1B during Modi-Trump meeting

The H-1B visa issue that was looming on the Indo-US relationship in the run up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden meeting with President Donald Trump did not figure in the talks between the two leaders.

PM Narendra Modi must raise H-1B visa issue with Donald Trump: Indians in US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi must raise the contentious H-1B visa issue besides defence cooperation and terrorism during his first bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump, members of the Indian community said here on Sunday.

No plans for H-1B to come up specifically during Modi-Trump meet: White House

No plans for H-1B to come up specifically during Modi-Trump meet: White House

Homeland Security to propose potential reforms to the H1B visa program.

PM Narendra Modi, Donald Trump to discuss terrorism, regional security, economic cooperation: MEA

PM Narendra Modi, Donald Trump to discuss terrorism, regional security, economic cooperation: MEA

PM Modi last visited US in June 2016 at the invitation of the then US president Barack Obama.

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.

US issues clarification on higher education H-1B exemption criteria

The US has said that in order to qualify for an H-1B numerical cap exemption based upon a master's or higher degree, the conferring institution must have qualified as a "United States institution of higher education" at the time the beneficiary's degree was earned.

India`s IT industry body slams mass layoff reports

Indian software trade body Nasscom on Thursday dismissed widespread media reports of mass layoffs in the country`s hugely important information technology industry but warned that the sector must reinvent itself.

'Legislative change needed in wage structure to prevent H-1B abuse'

'Legislative change needed in wage structure to prevent H-1B abuse'

The US Labour Department has said a legislative change is required in the four-tiered wage structure to take stronger action against firms using H-1B visas to replace their American employees with workers from countries like India.

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.

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.

H-1B visa a trade and services issue, will keep a close watch: India

H-1B visa a trade and services issue, will keep a close watch: India

India on Thursday said it was keeping a "close watch" on the US tightening the H-1B visa rules which will impact Indian IT industry and professionals, and asserted that the issue will be taken up with the Trump administration.

Jaitley will take up H-1B visa issue in US visit: Sitharaman

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, currently on a visit to the US, will take up with the American administration the matter of restrictions on H-1B visas, the government said on Thursday.

Donald Trump orders overhaul of H-1B visas, Indian techies to be hit

Donald Trump orders overhaul of H-1B visas, Indian techies to be hit

In a blow to Indian IT industry and professionals, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order for tightening the rules of the H-1B visa programme to stop its "abuse" and ensure that the visas are given to the "most-skilled or highest paid" petitioners.

Nasscom cautions over revamp of lottery system for H-1B visas

Industry body Nasscom on Wednesday warned that the US' move to replace the lottery system for issuing H-1B work visas with a merit-based approach could have "unintended consequences" even as it sought to downplay any immediate impact on IT companies this year.