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H1B visa

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

US announces 'efficient', 'effective' new rule for filing H-1B visas

The US government also expressed confidence that the introduction of new rule will help the US in attracting best talent.

Jan 31, 2019, 07:52 AM 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

H1-B visa rule favouring advance degree holders will adversely impact IT companies: ICRA

In December 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed reversing the process for H1-B selection favouring advance degree holders.

Jan 16, 2019, 07:13 AM IST

Made sure India remains least affected by challenges like immigration, US working visa issue: Centre

Ram Madhav said foreign policies cannot be guided by emotions or romanticism.

Dec 16, 2018, 09:07 AM IST

US proposes changes to H1B visas, to be given to most skilled, highest paid foreign workers

The H1-B visa has an annual numerical limit cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year as mandated by the Congress.

Dec 01, 2018, 08:48 AM IST

Indian companies dramatically reduced H1B visa filing: US media

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

Apr 03, 2018, 12:12 PM IST

H-1B application process to begin from April 2; premium processing suspended

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. 

Mar 21, 2018, 15:04 PM IST

Bill seeking to increase annual H1B visas introduced in US Senate

Two Republican Senators today introduced legislation in the Senate that seeks to increase the annual H-1B visa limit with an aim to bring in the world's "best and brightest" to the US.

Jan 26, 2018, 08:56 AM IST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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