HYDERABAD: Amid detention of Indian students and possible threat of deportation for committing visa fraud, the techies in the city said it is high time that the US does away with the lottery system to grant H1-B visas. They said that immigration should be based on skills and not on lottery system.
The US government has announced new regulations to give greater preference to workers with advanced degrees from US institutions for H-1B non-immigrant professional visas.
Indian IT companies and their customers are facing a dearth of mid-level talent in the US, caused by stricter interpretations of rules governing the H-1B work visa programme.
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 H-1B visas approved gets reduced, a report said.
WASHINGTON: As many as 65 top US universities, including Harvard and MIT, have challenged the Trump administration in a court against its new stringent visa policy for foreign students, warning that the new ‘backdating’ rule will have a detrimental effect on America’s higher education system.
The H-1B and EB-5 visa routes to the US are almost clogged. But there is another option for Indian nationals who wish to work and settle there – the E-2 visa. The only thing that stands in its way is a reciprocal law with the US to facilitate such visas, Mark Davies, global chairman, Davies […]
WASHINGTON: Two powerful US senators have announced they will introduce a legislation which, if passed by the Congress, would give preference to foreigners studying in American universities, a move that will tighten the noose around the H-1B visa programme and could hurt Indian IT firms.
New Delhi, Nov 12 () US-India Business Council President Nisha Biswal Monday met IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss various issues ranging from proposed data protection law to visas.
Washington, Oct 23: 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.
Nearly three out of every four H-1B visa holders as of October 5 are Indian citizens, an official US report has said.
Taken aback by recent policy changes introduced by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which have resulted in grant of H-1B visas for a few days or months as opposed to the typically requested three-year period, a US-based trade association has recently filed a lawsuit in a US district court.
NEW DELHI: In a relief for the Indian expat community in the US, H-1B visa holders are not covered + , for the time being, by the deportation norms coming into force from October 1. The leeway also applies to L-1 visa holders on intra-company transfers.