MUMBAI: Restrictions on the H1-B visas have compelled Indian tech companies to hire more locally for positions in US 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 […]
Bengaluru: A California Court has quashed a lawsuit against Apple and Infosys that alleged Apple and Infosys conspired to violate immigration law by having two Indian nationals enter the US on business B-1 visas to provide training, instead of obtaining the more expensive and numerically-capped H-1B visas. Infosys had entered into a $50,000 contract with […]
BENGALURU: Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant and Infosys have seen the maximum rejections of requests for extension of H-1B visas during 2018 as the Trump administration tightened procedures, a move that is seen to have favoured American technology firms. India’s top IT services companies Infosys and TCS were among the most affected. Bengaluru-based Infosys saw 2,042 […]
MUMBAI: Data released recently by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reflects a greater scrutiny of H-1B applications, with an increase in requests for evidence (RFEs). Data for the first quarter of US fiscal 2019 (that is, three months ended December 2018) shows that 60% of all completed H-1B cases had been issued RFEs. […]
BENGALURU: IT industry body Nasscom has roped in Spencer Abraham, the former Republican senator from Michigan and US energy secretary under former president George Bush, as lobbyist to change perception in the Trump administration and other stakeholders about how the $180-billion industry has serviced a majority of the Fortune 500 in their transformation programmes. Abraham, […]
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.