As the H-1B visa process becomes stringent, more Indian H-1B visa holders in the US are looking at EB-5 investor visa as their ticket to the US.
An Indian-American owned IT company in California was on Wednesday asked to pay $173,044 in wages to 12 of its foreign employees, most of them from India, in violations of the H-1B visa program salary requirements.
India is hopeful that the US will drop its plan to disallow spouses of H-1B non-immigrant visa holders to work in the country as the matter was of great concern for families located there, Commerce & Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu has said.
With the US tightening many of its visa programmes and several senators wanting comprehensive reform of immigrant investor visa, popularly known as EB-5 visa, immigration lawyers are advising high networth individuals proposing to migrate to the US to speed up the process of applying for such visa.
Indian IT companies have dramatically reduced their H-1B visa filings and foreign nationals are exhibiting reluctance to make the jump to a US company due to the Trump administration’s hardline anti-immigration stance, a top Silicon Valley newspaper has said.
Indian applications for the coveted H-1B work permit visas could fall for the second year in a row amid increased US government scrutiny and changing business models.
BPO major Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) is scouting for acquisitions in South America and Eastern Europe as it looks to further strengthen its capabilities for supporting clients across geographies like North America, UK and Europe.
The process of filing petitions for H-1B, considered as the most sought-after work visa among highly skilled Indian professionals, will begin tomorrow amid unprecedented scrutiny by the Trump Administration.
East Coast and Texas metro areas in America employed the highest number of H-1B visa workers, highly popular among Indian techies, between 2010 and 2016, a Pew report has said, debunking the popular presumption that the Silicon Valley had such a distinction.
Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) on Friday said its subsidiary will acquire 57 per cent stake in digital consulting services firm Element Solutions for $5 million.