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

China shares India's concern on H1B visa issue: Official 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. 

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.
 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.