Entering the US on a H-1B work visa is becoming more difficult across the board, but workers from India are acutely feeling the effects of recent policy shifts by the Trump administration. This is according to a report published by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), a non-profit research organization based in Arlington, Virginia.…
New York: For highly-skilled foreign workers applying for a new work visa or an extension, the stakes involved just got a whole lot higher. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently updated its guidance, taking a much stricter approach to approving applications that are largely filed by those seeking work in the tech industry.
New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said it was “closely engaged” with the US on all issues relating to the movement of Indian professionals, including under the H-1B visa programme, and had emphasised to that country that this was a mutually-beneficial partnership which should be nurtured.
The Trump administration has given its immigration officials more power to reject H-1B visa applications outright. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) adjudicators will have full discretion to deny applications, petitions, and requests without first issuing a request for evidence (RFE) or notice of intent to deny (NOID), when required initial evidence is not submitted…
Bengaluru: US President Donald Trump’s plan to ban spouses of high-skill visa holders from working will likely push 100,000 people out of jobs and negatively affect the visa holders and their employers, according to a new research study.
Mumbai: Tightening of H-1B work visa norms by the US is likely to put cost pressures on the Indian IT services firms and impact their margins due to increase in compliances and rise in onsite hiring, according to a report.
Washington: The move to revoke work authorization to certain categories of H-4 visa holders is in final stages, the Donald Trump administration has told a US court, a decision that could hit tens of thousands of Indians.
Washington: A bipartisan group of 130 US lawmakers led by influential Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has urged the Trump administration to continue granting work authorisation to certain dependent spouses of non-immigrant workers holding H-1B visas, the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals.
Washington: A staggering 93% of the total H-4 visa holders in the US having work authorization are from India, a latest Congressional report on the spouse visa has said.
Washington: In 2016 technology professionals from India accounted for 74.2% of the total number of H-1B visas issued by the US and the next year the figure increased to 75.6%, a government report said in Washington on Tuesday. However there has been a drop in the number of new H-1B beneficiaries from India, the official…