Restrictions on the H1-B visas by the US have compelled Indian tech companies to hire more locally and led to an escalation in employee costs, a rating agency said Friday. Second largest exporter Infosys led with 2,122 visa denials in fiscal year 2017-18, followed by its larger rival TCS with 1,896 rejections, the report by […]
With the tightening of the United States H1B visa rules, getting a US visa has become a distant dream for many software engineers, and Indian engineers are no exception. For the 12-month period between October 2017 and September 2018, Infosys and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd got the maximum number of visa denials among Indian information […]
Two Indian-origin persons are among nine indicted in a US court on visa fraud and drug charges. Saurabhkumar Patel, of Orangeburg, South Carolina faces conspiracy charges while Tarang Patel, of Newport, Kentucky faces conspiracy and visa fraud charges. The duo, along with seven law enforcement officers, has been indicted in federal court in South Carolina […]
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 of […]
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 been a […]
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.
AION Capital, an India-focussed private equity fund established through a strategic partnership between Apollo Global Management and ICICI Venture, on Monday announced it has acquired global travel technology and digital services company InterGlobe Technologies.
The police Friday arrested 126 people, busting a fake call centre here which was being used to dupe US citizens, officials said. A raid was conducted at the call centre, located in sector 63, late Thursday night on a tip-off that dubious operations were being carried out from there, Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Pal […]
The US should select the “very best” among the applicants under the H-1B visas, the Trump administration has said, vowing to step up efforts to ensure that these work visas, the most sought by Indian IT professionals, do not harm domestic workers. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ […]
Nasscom has raised concerns over the US government’s latest proposal that will require H1-B visa seeking firms to electronically register their petitions in advance, saying this will lead to “uncertainties” and could put US jobs at risk.
It was on a trip to Bengaluru that IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who at that time also held the telecom portfolio, met some youths from Bihar who requested him to do something which would enable them to work back home rather than come to far off places in search of livelihood. And thus was […]
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is the only Indian company among the top 10 firms to get foreign labour certification for the H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2018 by receiving over 20,000 such certifications, according to official data in which Ernest and Young was ranked No 1. The H-1B visas are the most sought-after among […]