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Will look into concerns on visa fee: US assures India

The US Tuesday assured that it will look into concerns related to visa fee hike after India sought "just and non-discriminatory" solution to the issue as well as on the social security pact.

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.

US introduces bill to bar Indian companies from hiring on H-1B visas

US introduces bill to bar Indian companies from hiring on H-1B visas

A legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of US lawmakers which if passed by the Congress would prevent Indian companies from hiring IT professionals on H-1B and L1 visas.

Indian companies to pay $4,000 more for H-1B visa fee

Indian companies to pay $4,000 more for H-1B visa fee

 Flagship Indian IT companies would have to pay at least an additional USD 4,000 for every H-1B visa application under the new regulations that came into effect last December, according to details published today by a federal US agency.

Visa fee hike to have less than 0.3% impact on margins: Infosys

Visa fee hike to have less than 0.3% impact on margins: Infosys

IT major Infosys on Thursday said the recent H1B visa fee hike by the US is likely to have less than 0.3 percent impact on its margins.

Antim Baazi: US Senate May Cut H1B Visa Quota

US may implement new visa policies of cutting H1B visa quota affecting the IT sector. Strategise on the expected backlash.

Republican presidential candidate favours increase in H1B visa

A leading Republican presidential candidate has favoured substantial increase in the number of H-1B visas, arguing that there is shortage of highly skilled manpower in the US, according to media reports.

Easier access for Indians: 'Modi raised issue with Obama'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised the importance of ensuring easier access for Indian professionals to United States, during the US President Barack Obama's visit to India in January, the government said on Wednesday.

US plans to allow spouse of H1B visa holder to work in America

Spouses of H-1B visa holders with technical skills may be allowed to work in the US under a new initiative by the Obama administration to attract the best and brightest from across the world.

Senators reach deal on H-1B visa expansion plan

As a result of this agreement, the Republicans are now expected to vote in favour of the Senate immigration bill, in particular those provisions related to the H-1B visas.

Indians lobby hard for a slice of immigration pie

The US-India Business Council (USIBC) argues that the proposed ban and restrictions on client site placement of H1B and L1 workers respectively and a limit on their total percentage in a company's workforce in the US would disproportionally affect Indian-born, highly-skilled workers.

'Family reunion in immigration bill would reduce remittances'

A US lawmaker has pitched for making family reunification a priority in the proposed comprehensive immigration reform bill arguing that this would prevent immigrants from remitting money back home and thus inject billions of dollars into the American economy.

US Immigration reform bill may harm Indian IT firms

The Senators, also known as the gang of eight, has put forward provisions in the bill, which when signed into law by the President, can harm the interests of Indian IT companies and professionals.

Obama hopeful of passage of immigration bill

Barack Obama has expressed hope that the comprehensive immigration reform bill, currently being debated by the Congress, will be passed soon.

Immigration reform to boost US economy: Senators

Key authors of the comprehensive US immigration reform bill today reached out to the American businesses on their path-breaking legislative venture, saying that the bill addresses their concerns on skill shortage and would boost the country's economic growth.

TCS, Wipro and Infosys accused of abusing H-1B visas

Amidst Congressional debate on the comprehensive immigration reform, a top US Senator has accused big Indian IT companies - TCS, Infosys and Wipro - of abusing the H-1B visa system.

FM meets US Treasury Secy, flags concern over H1B visa issue

Chidambaram said that temporary relocation of knowledge workers on site to service a client should not be confused with immigration.

Barack Obama backs immigration reform bill

President Barack Obama has endorsed a proposed legislation to overhaul the US immigration system which will allow 11 million undocumented immigrants, including 240,000 Indians, to become American citizens.

US immigration bill to increase H1B visa, may hit Indian firms

The sweeping US immigration bill, likely to be unveiled Tuesday, may propose a substantial increase in the much sought after H-1B visa, but the conditions imposed therein, if approved by the Congress, would prove to be a death knell for Indian-American companies.

H-1B cap reached; lottery will decide fate

The Congressional mandated cap for H-1B is 65,000.