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Indians received 67-72 per cent of total US H1-B visas in last five years: External Affairs Ministry

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.

published on : 17th July 2019

H-1B visa cap likely to hurt US firms too, here's how

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa, which allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations requiring theoretical or technical expertise.

published on : 22nd June 2019

No plans to cap H-1B work visas for Indians: Senior US official

The official saw Modi's re-election with a stronger mandate as helping deepen ties with the US, especially in trade and business as it would mesh with his vision of building a strong India.

published on : 21st June 2019

UK petition urges Home Secretary Sajid Javid to grant visas to blind Indian musicians

Prem Bhagavan Nagaraju, 25, and Jyothi Kalaiselvi, 19, were scheduled to travel to the UK with a group of people from the disability organisation Devasitham Charitable Foundation (DCF) based in Chenna

published on : 17th June 2019

Consumer forum comes to the rescue of duped visa firm clients

A city-based consumer forum ordered Udaan India Pvt Ltd,  a visa facilitation company, to pay over `1.25 lakh for not getting transit visas for clients abroad.

published on : 8th May 2019

3 Indian-origin consultants charged in US with visa fraud 

The 3 consultants. worked together to submit fraudulent H-1B visa applications on behalf of foreign workers in order to gain a competitive advantage over competing firms.

published on : 2nd April 2019

Targetting foreign workers with US degrees, Trump administration announces new H-1B visa rule

The final rule reverses the order by which US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) selects H-1B petitions under the regular cap and the advanced degree exemption.

published on : 31st January 2019

Number of visas issued in Tamil Nadu more than doubled: French envoy

The Ambassador said a lot of small and medium enterprise companies were looking for investments in technology in France and similarly, French firms were looking for long term investments here in India

published on : 24th January 2019

New US H-1B norms won't make much difference: Nasscom

The new policy envisages a detailed documentation of a legitimate employer-employee relationship while the latter is working at a third-party worksite.

published on : 23rd February 2018

Ending extension of H-1B visas 'bad policy': US industry body

"This policy would harm American business, our economy, and the country. Further, it is inconsistent with the goals of a more merit-based immigration system," US Chamber of Commerce said.

published on : 6th January 2018

US-India ties: Narendra Modi-Donald Trump chemistry apart, Washington bets big on New Delhi

Despite a change of guard in Washington, the India-US global strategic partnership remained strong as ever.

published on : 25th December 2017

80 nationalities, including Indians, can visit Qatar without visa now

Qatar announced today it was scrapping visa requirements for visitors from 80 countries as it weathers a boycott by four Arab states and gears up to host the World Cup in 2022.

published on : 10th August 2017

Terrorism and sports can't go hand in hand, says Union minister Vijay Goel

Goel's statement came in the backdrop of India denying visas to Pakistan's squash and wrestling teams.

published on : 3rd May 2017

H-1B work visas boosted overall welfare of Americans: Study

Foreign computer scientists granted H-1B visas to work in the US during the IT boom of the 1990s had significant impact.

published on : 13th April 2017

Need to scale up and ramp down H-1B visas: US Senator

North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis's remarks came yesterday at a Senate hearing on financial companies..

published on : 29th March 2017
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