H-1B visas

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
Increase salary of H-1B visa holders: US Labour Secretary

Increase salary of H-1B visa holders: US Labour Secretary

US Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta has called for increasing the minimum salary of foreign workers on H-1B visas, the most sought-after by Indian IT firms, from the existing USD 60,000 to at least USD 80,000.

Jun 29, 2017, 11:22 AM IST
Indian IT industry not H-1B dependent: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka

Indian IT industry not H-1B dependent: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka has refuted the general impression that the Indian IT industry is overly dependent on H-1B visas.

Jun 22, 2017, 12:20 PM IST
Committed to 6.5-8.5% revenue growth: Infosys COO

Committed to 6.5-8.5% revenue growth: Infosys COO

IT services giant Infosys on Tuesday said it remains "committed" to its guidance of 6.5-8.5 per cent revenue growth this year even as some clients ask for projects to be carried out at 30-40 per cent lower costs than before.

Jun 07, 2017, 20:36 PM IST
Good news for Indian students: Bill seeking H-1B limits exemption for foreigners with US PhD introduced

Good news for Indian students: Bill seeking H-1B limits exemption for foreigners with US PhD introduced

The Bill is likely to benefit Indians given that they constitute the largest number of students doing PhD in the US.

May 27, 2017, 13:51 PM IST

US lawmaker calls for abolishing H1B visa lottery system

A top Republican lawmaker has demanded abolition of the lottery system in allocating H-1B visas, the most sought-after by Indian IT professionals, to restore the original purpose of the programme to bring the "best and brightest" to the country.

May 23, 2017, 13:41 PM IST
US needs comprehensive reform of H-1B system: NYT

US needs comprehensive reform of H-1B system: NYT

Infosys' plan to hire 10,000 Americans is "less of a cause" for celebration than it appears as the need of the hour is a comprehensive H-1B reform than the pledge by the Indian technology giant to create jobs in the US, a leading American daily has said.

May 07, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
TCS, Infosys accounted for only 8.8% of total H-1B visas: Nasscom

TCS, Infosys accounted for only 8.8% of total H-1B visas: Nasscom

IT industry body Nasscom on Monday came out in defence of its members TCS and Infosys, saying the two accounted for only 7,504 -- 8.8 per cent -- of the approved H-1B visas in 2014-15.

Apr 24, 2017, 21:04 PM IST
Arun Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities

Arun Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities

The vexed issue of the Trump administration mulling curbs in H-1B visas has been taken up with by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the American authorities during his ongoing visit, an Indian official said on Sunday.

Apr 23, 2017, 17:47 PM IST
Donald Trump signs 'buy American, hire American' order targeting H-1B visa programme

Donald Trump signs 'buy American, hire American' order targeting H-1B visa programme

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that calls for a review of the H-1B visa programme, saying they should never be used to replace American workers and must be given to the most skilled and highest paid applicants.

Apr 19, 2017, 09:03 AM IST
Donald Trump to sign executive order on reform of H-1B visa system

Donald Trump to sign executive order on reform of H-1B visa system

US President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order that would tighten the process of issuing the H-1B visas and seek a review of the system for creating an "entirely new structure" for awarding these visas, the most sought-after by Indian IT firms and professionals.

Apr 18, 2017, 09:49 AM IST
Suspension on expedited H-1B visa to affect IT companies: Nasscom

Suspension on expedited H-1B visa to affect IT companies: Nasscom

Industry body Nasscom on Sunday said that US' decision to temporarily suspend the expedited premium processing of H-1B visas will lead to process delays for Indian IT firms too.

Mar 05, 2017, 16:05 PM IST
H-1B visa issue not a priority for Trump, but to be part of larger immigration reforms package: US to India​

H-1B visa issue not a priority for Trump, but to be part of larger immigration reforms package: US to India​

The US has assured India that the H-1B visas issue was not a priority for it and would be part of the larger immigration reforms package that the new Trump administration is working on.

Mar 04, 2017, 11:41 AM IST
US to temporarily suspend premium processing of H-1B visas

US to temporarily suspend premium processing of H-1B visas

The US on Friday said it is temporarily suspending the 'premium processing' of H-1B visas from April 3, eliminating the option of shorter wait times for the programme that helps highly skilled foreigners work at American firms.

Mar 04, 2017, 11:09 AM IST
H-1B cap reached, majority of applications by Indian companies

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

The US government is believed to have received about 250,000 petitions for H-1B visas - the most sought after American work visas - with a majority of them being from either Indian companies or having huge footprint in India.

 

Apr 08, 2016, 09:55 AM 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
H-1B visa reform bill introduced in US Senate

H-1B visa reform bill introduced in US Senate

Two US Senators have introduced a bipartisan legislation in the Senate seeking reform of H-1B visa programme and modify wage requirements while also calling for a sense of urgency against the "abuse of the system" over a scheme they claim has gotten away from its original intent.

Nov 11, 2015, 12:15 PM IST

Donald Trump says he is in favour of retaining foreign talent in US

Real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that he is in favour of talented foreign students staying in the US after completing their studies and working in the Silicon Valley.

Oct 29, 2015, 12:24 PM IST

Need to expand H-1B visas: USIBC

This year the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received thousands of more applications than the number of H-1B visas it can grant, forcing it to decide on the successful applicants through a computerised draw of lots.

Aug 31, 2015, 09:51 AM IST

Mark Zuckerberg backed group against stringent laws on H-1B visas

Almost 86 percent of the H-1B visas that the US granted last year for computer jobs had gone to Indian workers.

Aug 21, 2015, 14:23 PM IST