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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

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

US to start implementing rule allowing deportation of foreigners no longer authorised to stay

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), tasked with granting visa or its extension to non-immigrants, said Wednesday they will start taking an incremental approach to implement the new rule from October 1.

Sep 27, 2018, 07:59 AM IST

Green card waiting list includes over three-fourths of Indians

India is followed by a distant second China, which currently has 67,031 Chinese waiting for the Green Card. Thereafter none of the other countries have more than 10,000 people waiting for Green Card.

Jun 08, 2018, 10:05 AM IST

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

The top seven Indian-based companies received only 8,468 approved H-1B petitions for initial employment in FY 2017, a decline of 43 per cent for these companies since FY 2015, when it received 14,792 H-1B visas.

Apr 25, 2018, 10:35 AM IST

65,000 cap for H-1B visa reached, lottery ​soon to decide who will work in US

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. 

Apr 07, 2018, 09:50 AM 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

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

India raises concern over H-1B visas, but US makes its renewal tough

Despite India's concerns, the Donald Trump Administration has issued a new directive making it more difficult for the renewal of non-immigrant visas such as H-1B and L1, which is  popular among Indian IT professionals.

Oct 26, 2017, 07:16 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

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

Changed H-1B visa norms don't mean much for India: Nasscom

The Indian IT industry body Nasscom on Tuesday said the clarifying guidance by the USCIS on eligibility for computer programmers under the H-1B visa norms will have little impact on its members, as the clarification has been the adjudicatory practice for years.

Apr 04, 2017, 21:45 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

US suspends fast-track processing for highly skilled H-1B visa; Indian outsourcers likely to feel the heat

US authorities are temporarily suspending the speedy, premium processing of a visa which is often used by tech firms to recruit foreign skilled workers.

Mar 05, 2017, 14:17 PM IST

H-1B cap reached, majority of applications by Indian companies

Majority of these estimated 250,000 H-1B visa applications are "certainly" either by companies that have Indian owner like TCS.

Apr 08, 2016, 07:31 AM IST

US formally notifies increase in H1B and L1 visa fee

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) said applicants for certain categories of H-1B visas post December 18, 2015 must submit an additional fee of USD 4,000.

Jan 12, 2016, 23:34 PM IST

Spouses of H-1B visa holders to get work permits in US beginning May 26

The US on Tuesday announced that it will provide work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders beginning May 26, a move that is expected to benefit thousands of talented and professional Indian spouses who come to America but are unable to work.

Feb 25, 2015, 01:42 AM IST

US reaches H-1B visa cap for FY 2015

The US on Thursday said it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for the fiscal year 2015.

Apr 11, 2014, 09:20 AM IST

US reaches H-1B visa cap for FY 2015

The US today said it has received a sufficient number of H-1B petitions to reach the statutory cap of 65,000 visas for the fiscal year 2015.

Apr 11, 2014, 02:55 AM IST

US H-1B visa cap reached in five days

The US on Monday announced that it has received the sufficient number of applications for its much coveted H-1B work visas to meet the Congressional mandated cap of 65,000.

Apr 07, 2014, 23:12 PM IST