Washington: The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it has reached Congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for the fiscal year 2020, after it started receiving the applications for the most sought-after work visa among foreign, including Indian, professionals. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows the US companies to employ foreign workers […]
Washington: Three Indian-origin consultants have been charged in the US with visa fraud for allegedly submitting sham applications for H-1B visas to gain a competitive advantage over competing firms. A federal grand jury last month indicted Kishore Dattapuram, of Santa Clara, Kumar Aswapathi, of Austin, Texas, and Santosh Giri, of San Jose, on 10 counts […]
Rejection rates of H-1B visas have been on the rise. Data from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services analysed by Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) Pvt. Ltd shows a 25% rejection rate of H-1B visa petitions during October-December 2018. Even worse, the top-30 H-1B visa petitioners have seen a 37% initial-petition rejection rate for […]
The US will start accepting applications for H-1B visas for the next fiscal year from April 1, the federal immigration agency said on Tuesday and announced the launch of a new data hub to increase the transparency of the work visa programme popular among Indian IT companies and professionals. The H1B visa is a non-immigrant […]
NEW YORK: Immigrants with specialised skills are being denied work visas or seeing applications get caught up in lengthy bureaucratic tangles under federal changes that some consider a contradiction to President Donald Trump’s promise of a continued pathway to the US for the most talented foreigners. Getting what’s known as an H-1B visa has never […]
Washington: The White House has formally received the proposed changes in the existing regulations to end the work authorisation for certain categories of H-1B foreign work visas. The move that would impact over 90,000 spouses of H-1B visa holders, an overwhelming number of whom are Indians, was sent by the Department of Homeland Security to […]
New Delhi: At a time when the US move to limit H1-B visas has left major tech companies perturbed as it will seriously affect their ability to get and retain talented staff, Indian company HCL has secured 5,085 foreign labour certification for the H-1B work visas. HCL America had 2.9% share of all foreign labour […]
WASHINGTON: The Trump administration’s new rules for a US visa program widely used for technology workers are getting cautious praise from Silicon Valley amid surging demand for high-skill employees.
Washington: The new H-1B visa policy memorandum is part of the effort by the Donald Trump Administration to protect wages and working conditions of both American and non-immigrant workers and prevent any fraud or abuse, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said.
The US is reviewing the H-1B visa programme, which allows companies to temporarily employ foreign workers in America in speciality occupations. The new proposals, if implemented, could impact the profitability of Indian IT companies as it could lead to a reduction in H1-B visa approvals for regular applicants, says research agency Icra.
Washington: H-1B workers are “frequently” placed in poor working conditions and “vulnerable to abuse”, a US think-tank claimed Thursday, seeking reforms such as substantial increase in wages.
Mumbai: A recent policy change favouring advanced degree holders for visas in US will lead to a hit on IT companies’ profitability as the number of H1-B visas approved gets reduced, a report said.