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.
As in previous years, there is no change in the number of H-1B visas which will be granted annually and the cap stands at 65,000. It remains to be seen whether the US agency will receive the required number of applications within a short period of time which generally gets filled up in a few…
The process of filing petitions for H-1B visa has begun amidst unprecedented scrutiny by United States President Donald Trump’s administration. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is the federal agency responsible to process the visas, has indicated that there will be zero tolerance for even minor errors. H-1B
Multiple H-1B applications will lead to rejection of the petitions, a federal American agency has warned foreign workers, days ahead of the initiation of filing process for the non-immigrant visa, popular among Indian techies. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has indicated that it would intensify scrutiny of such applications. The H-1B filing process…
The Trump administration’s proposal to withdraw the provision of giving work permits to the spouses of the H-1B visa workers, most of them Indians, will make America less attractive for foreign talent, according to an influential US immigration advocacy body. Since 2015, the spouses of H-1B workers, who are in the process for becoming permanent…
Petitions for H1-B visas, popular among Indian IT professionals, will be accepted from April 2, a federal agency announced today. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) also announced the suspension of premium processing of all H-1B petitions which are subject to the annual caps.
In a move that could prove as a good news for spouses H1-B visa holders, the United States (US) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has decided to postpone the date to put the proposed curb.
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.
India’s information technology (IT) industry is likely to be burdened with more paperwork and come under greater scrutiny on its use of H-1B visas, with the US government unveiling new regulations on Thursday that take effect immediately
In a move that is likely to hit Indian IT firms and their employees, the Trump administration has announced a new measure that makes it tougher to issue H-1B visas to those to be employed at one or more third-party worksites.