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10% drop in H1B visa approvals in 2018: US authorities

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.

Jun 05, 2019, 11:28 AM IST

US company to pay $1.1 mn in back wages to H1B employees including Indians

This follows an investigation by the Department of Labour's Wage and Hour Division which found that Populus Group failed to pay H-1B employees required wages when worksites were shut down for holidays.

Jun 05, 2019, 11:23 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

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

US delays decision on work authorisation of spouses of H-1B visa holders

The H-1B programme attracts foreign specialised workers to come to the US for employment, many of them from India and China.

Mar 03, 2018, 14:00 PM IST

Don't panic, no fundamental change in H-1B visa programme, assures US diplomat

The H1-B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows the US firms to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers.

Feb 26, 2018, 23:52 PM IST

New H-1B policy memorandum issued to protect workers: USCIS

The new H-1B policy memorandum is part of the effort by the Trump Administration to protect the wages and working conditions of both American and nonimmigrant workers and prevent any fraud or abuse, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said today.

Feb 24, 2018, 12:45 PM IST

US allows fast processing again for some H-1B visa applications

The US government said on Monday it would resume fast processing of H-1B visas requested by institutions of higher education and nonprofit and governmental research organizations, while leaving in place a longer approval time for companies that use the visas.

Jul 24, 2017, 22:53 PM IST

US issues clarification on higher education H-1B exemption criteria

The US has said that in order to qualify for an H-1B numerical cap exemption based upon a master's or higher degree, the conferring institution must have qualified as a "United States institution of higher education" at the time the beneficiary's degree was earned.

Jun 02, 2017, 17:27 PM IST

'Lot of misinformation about H1B does lot of good for US'

Acknowledging that there is a "lot of misinformation" about H-1B, a top American Senator has said that this popular work visa, the most sought-after by Indian IT professionals, has benefited the US.

May 27, 2017, 13:25 PM IST

Arun Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US authorities

The vexed issue of the Trump administration mulling curbs in H-1B visas has been taken up with by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with the American authorities during his ongoing visit, an Indian official said on Sunday.

Apr 23, 2017, 17:47 PM IST

Computer programmer not to qualify as specialty occupation: US

Washington: The US has ruled that being a simple computer programmer would no longer qualify as a specialist profession, which is a must for the issue of a

Apr 04, 2017, 11:24 AM IST

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.

Mar 30, 2017, 10:57 AM IST

Indian firms gaming H-1B visa system: US lawmaker

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

Mar 27, 2017, 22:53 PM IST

US will need more H-1B if businesses, manufacturing return: S Jaishankar

US will need more H-1B visa-holding skilled professionals if more businesses and manufacturing come back to the US under President Donald Trump`s plans, according to Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar.

Mar 04, 2017, 14:41 PM IST

H-1B visa issue not a priority for Trump, but to be part of larger immigration reforms package: US to India​

The US has assured India that the H-1B visas issue was not a priority for it and would be part of the larger immigration reforms package that the new Trump administration is working on.

Mar 04, 2017, 11:41 AM IST

US to temporarily suspend premium processing of H-1B visas

The US on Friday said it is temporarily suspending the 'premium processing' of H-1B visas from April 3, eliminating the option of shorter wait times for the programme that helps highly skilled foreigners work at American firms.

Mar 04, 2017, 11:09 AM IST