19 Feb 2019

Good news for Indians: US introduces 15-day H-1B visa processing

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Good news for Indians: US introduces 15-day H-1B visa processing
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Vihaan Tata

Vihaan Tata

Asked on 19 February, 2019

What is the H-1B visa program?

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The H-1B program is a non-immigrant visa program that allows US companies to hire foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Every year, tens of thousands of foreign workers enter the US via the program.

Pranav Balasubramanium

Pranav Balasubramanium

Asked on 19 February, 2019

How many H-1B visas are allotted every year?

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Annually, the US awards 65,000 H-1B visas, and an additional 20,000 visas are awarded to advanced degree-holders educated in the US.

Trishla Pawar

Trishla Pawar

Asked on 19 February, 2019

How many people applied for H-1B visas in 2018-19?

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In 2018-19, 1.9 lakh H-1B visa applications were filed.

Ishan Sharma

Ishan Sharma

Asked on 19 February, 2019

What proportion of H-1B visas do Indians get?

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Indian workers typically secure around 60% of H-1B visa allotments.