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 The suspension has, however, been revoked subject to a limit mandated by the US Congress.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

Relief for India! US to resume processing cap-exempt H-1B petitions

Relief for India! US to resume processing cap-exempt H-1B petitions

The H-1B visa has an annual cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year.

US rolls out expedited entry for low-risk Indian travellers

US rolls out expedited entry for low-risk Indian travellers

The US has started rolling out for India its Global Entry programme which allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travellers.

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.

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.

Tightening visa norms a blessing in disguise for IT firms: Pai

Tightening visa norms a blessing in disguise for IT firms: Pai

The tightening of H1-B work visa rules in the US would be advantageous to Indian IT firms as they would shift more work offshore and also be in a position to improve their billing rate, says industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai.

H-1B visa row: 1.5 lakh Indians are in US on employment-based visas, says Govt

H-1B visa row: 1.5 lakh Indians are in US on employment-based visas, says Govt

There are over 1.5 lakh Indian nationals who have been issued employment-based visas, including nearly 1.26 H1B job permits, by the US in 2016, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

 

H1b system needs 'common sense' reforms: Congressman Ro Khanna

H1b system needs 'common sense' reforms: Congressman Ro Khanna

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna has said the US needs to "remain open" to immigrants who contribute to creating jobs and help shape the economy, as he called for "common sense" reforms in the H1B visa system.

US court dismisses case against H-1B lottery system

US court dismisses case against H-1B lottery system

A US court has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the lottery system adopted to determine successful applicants for H-1B visas, the most sought after by Indian IT firms and professionals.

Indian firms gaming H-1B visa system, new rule to help fix existing flaws

Indian firms gaming H-1B visa system, new rule to help fix existing flaws

Indian firms, which account for the bulk of H1B visas, have "gamed" the system, an influential American lawmaker alleged and insisted his legislation introduced in the Congress will help fix the existing flaws.

'Replacement of American workers not the intent of H1B visas'

'Replacement of American workers not the intent of H1B visas'

Asserting that replacement of American workers is not the intent of H-1B work visa, the Trump administration nominee for Labour Secretary has acknowledged the shortage of skilled workers in the US.

Infosys not to apply for H-1B visas for junior employees

Infosys not to apply for H-1B visas for junior employees

Infosys has not raised visa requests for systems engineers and senior systems engineers.

Indian sportsman Tanveer Hussain held in US for 'sexually abusing' minor girl

Indian sportsman Tanveer Hussain held in US for 'sexually abusing' minor girl

Police arrested Hussain on Wednesday after the girl, who is under the age of 13, accused him of sexually abusing her, a report in the Adirondack Daily Entreprise said.

H-1B Visa issue: We are engaged with the US, says government

H-1B Visa issue: We are engaged with the US, says government

India on Thursday said it is engaged with the Donald Trump administration as well as members of the US Congress on concerns regarding the H1B visa issue, amidst apprehension that there may be a clamp down on it which can hurt Indian IT industry.

Want a US visa? Be prepared to give your social media passwords

Want a US visa? Be prepared to give your social media passwords

US embassies could ask visa applicants for passwords to their own social media accounts in future background checks, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Tuesday.

US visa denial to Kashmiri athlete not linked to Donald Trump's travel ban: Vikas Swarup

US visa denial to Kashmiri athlete not linked to Donald Trump's travel ban: Vikas Swarup

Kashmiri snowshoe athlete, Tanveer Hussain Parra, on Tuesday claimed he was denied a visa by the US Embassy here, with officials citing the "current policy" under the Donald Trump administration.

Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' fallout? Kashmiri athlete Tanveer Hussain denied US visa

Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban' fallout? Kashmiri athlete Tanveer Hussain denied US visa

The 24-year-old Tanveer was supposed to travel to US for a sports event.

Sushma Swaraj offers help to nonagenarian woman with visa issues

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tonight offered to help a nonagenarian Indian-origin woman, who was reportedly sent back by her son to India from the US, with visa issues.