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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

‘Dramatic increase in H1B visas being held up by US immigration department’

A coalition of American employers representing top IT companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft has alleged that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services is acting outside of its own regulations.

Nov 09, 2018, 07:21 AM 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

US tells India no significant change in H1B visa regime

The United States has conveyed to India that there is no significant change in the H1B visa regime, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today.

Mar 20, 2017, 13:38 PM IST

US raises H1B fee, to impact Indian IT sec

US Senate approved a substantial increase in application fees for H-1B and L1 visas, most sought after by Indian IT professionals to fund a USD
600 million emergency package to improve security along the porous Mexican border.

Aug 06, 2010, 23:22 PM IST