H-1B visa

Joe Biden administration to reconsider three policy memos on H1B visas by Donald Trump regime

The Biden administration on Friday said it is willing to reconsider the objections or adverse decisions to foreign workers on visas like H-1B due to the three policy memos by the previous Trump administration which now have been rescinded.

Mar 13, 2021, 10:05 AM IST

Big relief for Indians working in US, Joe Biden lifts green card ban imposed by Donald Trump

President Joe Biden on Wednesday lifted a ban on green cards issued by his predecessor Donald Trump during the pandemic. The move will impact many Indians, particularly those working in the IT sector, who go to the US on H-1B visa and continue their employment for several years.

Feb 25, 2021, 08:46 AM IST

Good news for Indians! Joe Biden administration takes this move for spouses of those having H-1B visas

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

Jan 28, 2021, 23:54 PM IST

India working with US on extension of H-1B ban, says MEA

India is working with the US on the extension of the H-1B ban, the MEA has said. US President Donald Trump last month issued a proclamation where he extended the restrictions entry of immigrants and non-immigrants in the country

Jan 09, 2021, 07:06 AM IST

Donald Trump extends freeze on H-1B, other work visas until March 31; Indian techies to be worst hit

The decision will impact a large number of Indian IT professionals and several American and Indian companies who were issued H-1B visas by the US government for the fiscal year 2021 beginning October 1.

Jan 01, 2021, 10:35 AM IST

US likely to temporarily ban work-based visas like H-1B due to rise in unemployment

The US will reportedly put a temporary ban on the issuance of some work-based visas like the H-1B, which is popular among highly-skilled Indian IT professionals, as well as visas for students and work authorisation that accompanies them, due to the high level of unemployment caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 spread.

May 09, 2020, 06:45 AM IST

Silicon Valley-based IT firm sues US govt for denying H-1B visa to Indian professional

The company's H-1B petition on behalf of Anisetty was denied on the sole ground that the job offered to him did not qualify as an H-1B speciality occupation, the lawsuit said.

May 17, 2019, 13:30 PM IST

H-1B visa holders frequently placed in poor working conditions, vulnerable to abuse: US think tank

The report by US think tank comes days after US President Donald Trump said he is soon coming out with reforms that will give H-1B visa holders certainty to stay in America.

Jan 17, 2019, 08:40 AM IST

Donald Trump promises changes to H1-B visas, including potential citizenship

Donald Trump has assured to bring in changes that would simplify the H-1B visa and also add a degree of certainty to it.

Jan 11, 2019, 19:45 PM IST

US makes H-1B visa rules tougher; Indian IT professionals to be hit

The Trump administration has introduced a new set of stringent provisions to the H-1B labour application process.

Nov 02, 2018, 22:46 PM IST

India's TCS among top 10 firms to get foreign labour certification for H-1B visas

The H-1B visas are the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals.

Oct 23, 2018, 12:01 PM IST

Donald Trump administration to propose major changes in H-1B visas

On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to come out with its new proposal by January 2019.

Oct 18, 2018, 06:21 AM IST

Penalty imposed on US company for paying low wages to H-1B employees

As a result, People Tech Group Inc has been asked to pay its 12 employees USD 309,914 and has been slapped with a penalty of USD 45,564, it said.

Sep 14, 2018, 07:55 AM IST

No change H-1B visa processing, Swaraj to rake issue during 2+2 dialogue

There's been a substantial increase in denial of H-1B visa petitions of Indians by the US Immigration authority as compared to people of other nationalities.

Aug 31, 2018, 08:23 AM IST

Substantial increase in denial of H1-B petitions of Indians, says report

Indian applicants also received the most number of Request for Evidence for applications than the people from other countries, says a report from National Foundation for American Policy.

Jul 30, 2018, 23:20 PM IST

US receives over 5,000 complaints on H-1B visa fraud: Report

More than 5,000 complaints of H-1b visa fraud and abuse have been received by a federal agency on a dedicated email helpline that was launched by the Trump administration last year, an official said.

May 30, 2018, 07:25 AM IST

130 powerful US lawmakers want Trump to continue granting work permit to spouses of H-1B visa holders

A bipartisan group of 130 US lawmakers led by influential Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has urged the Trump administration to continue granting work authorisation to certain dependent spouses of non-immigrant workers holding H-1B visas, the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals.

May 18, 2018, 08:12 AM IST

More H-1B visas going to US technology companies: Report

Four out of the six high-profile US tech companies were among the top 10 employers for approved H-1B petitions for initial employment in fiscal 2017, a US think-tank has said in its latest report, reflecting the strong demand for high-skilled talent in the US economy.

Apr 27, 2018, 16:27 PM IST

H1B approvals for Indian IT companies drop by 43% between 2015-17: Report

The National Foundation for American Policy in a report said that the 8,468 new H-1B visas for Indian-based companies in the finanacial year 2017 equaled only 0.006 percent of the 160 million in the US labour force.

Apr 25, 2018, 13:33 PM IST

Withdrawing work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders would hurt economy, say US lawmakers

Roughly 80 per cent of H-4 visa holders are women, and many had successful jobs and held advanced degrees in their native countries before coming to the US with their H-1B spouses.

Apr 25, 2018, 10:40 AM IST