Articles about H-1B Visa
13 Mar 2021
H-1B visas: US to reconsider objections raised during Trump regime
The Biden administration announced it is ready to reconsider objections or adverse decisions to foreign workers on visas, like H-1B, due to three policy memoranda by the Trump administration that have now been rescinded.
17 Nov 2020
In 2019-20, Indian students contributed $7.6 billion to US economy
Even though there was a decline of 4.4% in the total number of Indian students in the United States, their contribution to the economy of the powerful nation was nearly $7.6 billion, said a report titled Opens Doors 2020.
07 Oct 2020
New stringent H-1B visa rules likely to affect Indian workers
The US government, led by President Donald Trump, announced significant changes in the H-1B visa program, heavily relied on by tech companies to hire skilled foreign workers.
18 Sep 2020
Plea of 169 Indians against Trump's H-1B visa move rejected
A United States judge has turned down a plea by 169 Indians challenging President Donald Trump's decision to suspend H-1B visas till the end of this year, a move widely criticized by tech giants.
22 Aug 2020
US: Indian national arrested for $21 million H-1B visa fraud
An Indian national has been arrested in the United States for committing a $21 million visa fraud.
04 Aug 2020
Trump's new order on H-1B visa hiring setback for Indians
US President Donald Trump, a strong advocate of "America First," on Monday signed an executive order barring federal agencies from hiring foreign technology workers, mainly those on H-1B visas.
23 Jul 2020
Green Card waitlist over 195 years for Indians: US Senator
An Indian national hoping for a Green Card would have to wait for over 195 years, said a top United States Senator.
23 Jun 2020
Trump suspends H-1B, other visas, for the rest of 2020
United States President Donald Trump issued a proclamation, thereby suspending H-1B visas, hugely popular among Indian IT professionals, and other work visas for the rest of this year, just as his country deals with the massive impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
12 Jun 2020
Donald Trump mulling H-1B visa suspension amid rising unemployment
United States President Donald Trump could suspend a large number of work visas to protect the unemployed Americans in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
31 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: Anticipating job loss, H-1B workers seek extension in US
With the global economy dwindling in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, professionals working on H-1B visas in the United States fear massive job cuts, hence, they have asked the administration to allow them to stay there for longer.
26 Jun 2019
US' Mike Pompeo comes to India, meets Narendra Modi
Amid strained trade ties between India and United States, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday night.
02 May 2019
Is it getting difficult for H-1B holders to switch jobs
In the recent times, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has been denying the approval of applications filed by a new employer on various grounds, thus making it difficult for the current H-1B visa holders to switch jobs in the US.
13 Apr 2019
USCIS denied 32% of new H-1B applications in first quarter
The National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), a non-partisan think-tank, analyzed the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) database of the H-1B visas denied in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019.
06 Apr 2019
USCIS has received 'sufficient number of applications' for H-1B visa
The USCIS, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, yesterday released a notification that it has reached the authority mandated 65,000 cap of H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2020.
23 Mar 2019
Indians 'buying' green cards increased by 300% in 2 years
In an enormous leap, the number of Indians issued EB-5 visas in the US has gone up by three times in the last two years.
20 Mar 2019
US to begin accepting H-1B petitions from next month
The US will start accepting applications for H-1B visas for the next fiscal year from April 1, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said yesterday and announced the launch of a new data hub to increase the transparency of the work visa program popular among Indian IT companies and professionals.
19 Mar 2019
US to accept new H-1B visa petitions from 1 April
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be reportedly accepting new H-1B visa petitions for fiscal 2020 from 1 April. For these, the employment start date would be 1 October, reported American Bazaar.
19 Feb 2019
Good news for Indians: US introduces 15-day H-1B visa processing
In what comes as good news for Indian professionals seeking to work in the US, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), announced last week that it will resume premium processing for all H-1B visa applications filed on or before December 21, 2018, starting Tuesday.
09 Feb 2019
US could lift per country green card limits: Details here
In what could turn out to be good news for Indian professionals, two identical bills backed by powerful legislators and companies like Google have been introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to end the per country limit for green cards.
11 Jan 2019
Trump announces major H-1B changes, including path to citizenship
On Friday, US President Trump announced that major changes would be made to the H-1B visa program that is widely used by Indian IT professionals and Indian IT firms.
14 Dec 2018
US: Indian-techie, who assaulted sleeping-woman on flight, gets 9-years jail
A federal court in Detroit sentenced an Indian techie to nine years in prison after he was convicted of assaulting a sleeping woman on a plane.
01 Dec 2018
US proposes changes to H-1B visas; favors highest-paid foreign workers
The Trump administration yesterday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process with the aim of awarding the visa to the most skilled and highest paid foreign workers.
01 Dec 2018
New H-1B rules proposed, might benefit some Indians
In yet another shake-up of H-1B visa rules, the Trump administration, on Friday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process.
26 Nov 2018
H-1B visa: New system for visa application has been approved
April onwards, companies hiring foreigners to work in the US through the H-1B visa route will have to pre-register electronically for the annual H-1B lottery, and will then have to file 'full-fledged applications' for the winners.
17 Nov 2018
US: Bill to protect work authorization of H-1B spouses introduced
A legislation seeking to prohibit the Trump administration from revoking the work authorization of spouses of H-1B visa holders, including Indians, has been introduced in the US Congress by two lawmakers who said that eliminating this benefit would force many foreign workers to use their talents to compete against American businesses.
09 Nov 2018
Dramatic increase in number of H-1B visas being held up?
Claiming there has been a "dramatic increase" in the number of H-1B visas being held up, a coalition of American employers representing top IT companies has alleged that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is acting outside of its own regulations.
09 Nov 2018
Trump wants H-1B visas in highly-skilled jobs, not outsourcing roles
The Donald Trump administration wants to make changes in the existing H-1B visa provisions so that it attracts highly skilled foreign workers, as opposed to what it has now evolved into as an "outsourcing" role, the White House yesterday.
03 Nov 2018
Indian-American arrested over H-1B visa fraud in Silicon Valley
A 46-year-old Indian-American was arrested yesterday morning in California on charges of H-1B visa fraud.
23 Oct 2018
TCS among top 10 firms to get certifications for H-1B
According to data from the US Department of Labor, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is the only Indian company among the top 10 companies to have been awarded foreign labor certifications for H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2018.
20 Oct 2018
Only 10% of Indian applicants received Green Cards last year
Latest official figures released by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have revealed that a meagre 10% of Indian Green Card applicants received their Green Cards last year.
18 Oct 2018
Trump administration to propose major changes to H-1B visa rules
The Trump administration has said it is planning to "revise" the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the H-1B visas, a move which will have a detrimental impact on Indian IT companies and small and medium-sized contractual firms mostly owned by Indian-Americans.
16 Oct 2018
Lawsuit against US immigration agency over shorter H-1B visa duration
An IT advocacy group representing more than 1,000 small IT companies mostly run by Indian-Americans has filed a lawsuit against the US immigration agency for issuing H-1B visas for durations shorter than three years.
22 Sep 2018
H-4 visa work permits to be revoked, many Indian-Americans affected
The Trump administration is clamping down on H-4 visa holders.
14 Sep 2018
US firm violates labor provisions, asked to pay $300,000 penalty
A US-based IT staffing company has been asked to pay over $300,000 (over Rs. 2cr) to 12 H-1B employees for paying them far below their salary and imposed a penalty of over $45,000 (Rs. 32L) for violating the labor provisions.
13 Sep 2018
The US has found another way to deny H-1B visas
On Tuesday, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new rule that allows US authorities to reject visa applications, petitions, and requests over mistakes and missing documents without giving an applicant the chance to correct the error.
31 Aug 2018
There is no change in H-1B visa policy: US official
There is no change in the US' H-1B visa policy which is currently undergoing a review to ensure that it does not disadvantage US workers or wages, a senior Trump administration official has said.
25 Aug 2018
Apple, JPMorgan, Pepsi express concerns over Trump's H-1B policy
H-1B visas have been a touching topic ever since Donald Trump became the US President.
01 Aug 2018
All unselected H-1B visa petitions for FY 2019 returned: US
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) yesterday said that it has returned all the unselected H-1B visa petitions for the fiscal year 2019, beginning October 1 which were submitted to the agency in April.
01 Aug 2018
The most common types of US visas for Indians
The US is one of the world's most visited countries and anyone wishing to enter it must first obtain a visa.
31 Jul 2018
Indian H-1B visa petitions are getting rejected more than ever
According to a report by an American non-profit body, there has been a marked increase in denial of H-1B visa petitions of Indians, as compared to people of other nationalities.