The US Citizenship and Immigration Services would start accepting the H-1B petitions from April 1, 2020 for the next fiscal year.
Government said as per USCIS, a total 116,031 initial or new H-1B petitions were processed and completed in Fiscal Year 2019, out of which 27,707 petitions were denied.
The data received from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), indicates the strict policy of Trump-led US administration on H-1B visa petitions.
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows the US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations.
This non-refundable fee will support the new electronic registration system to make the H-1B cap selection process more efficient for both petitioners and the federal agency.
Priyanka Gandhi said this development comes after Prime Minister participated in the 'Howdy-Modi' event at Houston in September, where both leaders addressed the Indian diaspora.
Companies including Accenture, Capgemini and others, had denial rates of over 30 per cent through the first three quarters of fiscal 2019.
In July, the United States hiked the minimum investment an immigrant needs to make to become a permanent resident.
In its investigation, the Wage and Hour Division of the department found that the employer illegally charged one employee for visa petition fees, which the law requires the employer to pay.
The Bill would considerably reduce agonising wait for talented professionals from countries like India seeking permanent work and residency permits in the United States.
The top seven Indian-based companies received only 8,468 approved H-1B petitions for initial employment in FY 2017, a decline of 43 per cent for these companies since FY 2015.
Influential lawmakers and representative of the American IT industry, including Facebook, have opposed the Trump administration's proposed plan to withdraw work permits to H-4 visa holders.
The Trump administration is planning to end allowing spouses of H1-B visa holders to work legally in the US, a top federal agency official has told lawmakers.
H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
Chatter at various social media platforms and groups indicate that immigration attorneys this time expect a much high rate of rejection.