H1B visa

US resumes premium processing of H-1B visa, months after its suspension

US resumes premium processing of H-1B visa, months after its suspension

Premium processing of H-1B visa was suspended in April to handle huge rush of new petitions

Oct 04, 2017, 11:37 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi, Donald Trump discussed spirit of H1B Visa without using the word: Sushma Swaraj

PM Narendra Modi, Donald Trump discussed spirit of H1B Visa without using the word: Sushma Swaraj

During his US trip, PM Narendra Modi had urged the United States to keep an open mind on admitting skilled Indian workers.

Jul 20, 2017, 13:12 PM IST
China shares India's concern on H1B visa issue: State media

China shares India's concern on H1B visa issue: State media

The H1B issue not just affects the Indian IT sector but also Chinese students studying in the US, hence, Beijing supports India's stance, the article said. 

Jun 23, 2017, 17:52 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi to discuss H-1B visa issue with Donald Trump next week

Aside from the visa review, the Trump administration has launched an investigation of countries including India with which the United States runs a bilateral trade deficit.
 

Jun 20, 2017, 16:38 PM IST
Layoffs rile India's flagship IT sector, tough times likely to continue

Layoffs rile India's flagship IT sector, tough times likely to continue

IT outsourcing has long been one of India`s flagship industries but experts say automation, a failure to keep up with new technologies and US President Donald Trump`s clampdown on visas is creating industry-wide upheaval.

May 31, 2017, 11:48 AM IST
In touch with US, Australia govts on visa issues: India

In touch with US, Australia govts on visa issues: India

Amid concerns over the US' changed H1B visa programme, India said on Wednesday it was in touch with the Trump administration and making "full assessment" of its impact on Indian professionals.

Apr 19, 2017, 22:07 PM IST
Donald Trump orders overhaul of H-1B visas, Indian techies to be hit hard

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

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.

Apr 19, 2017, 19:49 PM IST

Would continue to engage with Trump admin on H1B issue: India

The government on Thursday tried to assuage concerns of Indian professionals over H1B visa, saying the steps taken by the US were aimed at illegal immigration and it would continue to engage with the Donald Trump administration on the issue.

Mar 09, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
H1-B visa row: US should have 'farsighted' view on movement of skilled professionals, says PM Modi

H1-B visa row: US should have 'farsighted' view on movement of skilled professionals, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pressed the US to have a "balanced and farsighted perspective" on the movement of skilled professionals, remarks which came against the backdrop of the Trump Administration's move to curb H1B visas that will hurt India.

Feb 21, 2017, 18:28 PM IST
Trump effect: Tech Mahindra suspends appraisal cycle for senior employees

Trump effect: Tech Mahindra suspends appraisal cycle for senior employees

The Indian IT industry facing headwinds of uncertainty triggered by H1B visa issues and rising costs appears to have started showing visible signs. 

Feb 06, 2017, 13:19 PM IST

Trump's travel ban has revoked 60,000 visas for now

About 60,000 visas were revoked under U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily halting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, the State Department said on Friday, in one of several government communications clarifying how the order is being rolled out.

Feb 04, 2017, 11:52 AM IST
10 key things you need to know about H1-B visa

10 key things you need to know about H1-B visa

The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101(a)(15)(H). It allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. If a foreign worker in H-1B status quits or is dismissed from the sponsoring employer, the worker must either apply for and be granted a change of status to another non-immigrant status, find another employer (subject to application for adjustment of status and/or change of visa), or leave the U.S.

Feb 01, 2017, 10:06 AM IST
India has conveyed H1B visa concerns to US: External Affairs Ministry

India has conveyed H1B visa concerns to US: External Affairs Ministry

India has conveyed the concerns and impact of stringent H1B visas norms on Indian companies to the US administration and Congress, Vikas Swarup, Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday.

Jan 31, 2017, 16:31 PM IST
Jobs, wages, well-being of Indians working in US likely to face rough patch

Jobs, wages, well-being of Indians working in US likely to face rough patch

The US President Donald Trump's executive order of barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries is seen as a precursor to some harsher changes in H1B visa laws affecting life of thousands of legally immigrant students and skilled workers from India.

Jan 30, 2017, 10:34 AM IST
No more dream placements for engineering students, Indian IT companies to hire more US freshers

No more dream placements for engineering students, Indian IT companies to hire more US freshers

In what could smash the dreams of thousands of Indian students, a newspaper report has said that Indian IT companies would now hire more US freshers for jobs.

Jan 18, 2017, 11:06 AM IST
This is why H1-B visa may become allusive soon, IT workers to be hit hardest

This is why H1-B visa may become allusive soon, IT workers to be hit hardest

Many of you aspiring to go to the US in search of greener pastures may have to rejig career plans as US may soon be bringing in changes in the H1B visa programme aimed at curbing immigrant workforce.

Jan 07, 2017, 12:58 PM IST
New immigration rules make H1B friendlier until President Trump takes over

New immigration rules make H1B friendlier until President Trump takes over

The USCIS will now allow terminated H1B visa holders a grace period of 60 days to either leave or sort out their paperwork for new jobs. 

Nov 30, 2016, 12:31 PM IST
Technology workers visas face uncertain future under Donald Trump

Technology workers visas face uncertain future under Donald Trump

The main U.S. visa program for technology workers could face renewed scrutiny under President-elect Donald Trump and his proposed Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, a long-time critic of the skilled-worker program.

Nov 21, 2016, 15:46 PM IST

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.

Aug 30, 2016, 23:03 PM IST
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.

Aug 23, 2016, 21:12 PM IST