H-1B

US agency completes implementation of H-1B electronic registration process for 2021 cap season

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services would start accepting the H-1B petitions from April 1, 2020 for the next fiscal year.

published on : 8th December 2019

23 per cent petitions seeking H1-B visas were denied in 2019: MEA

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.

published on : 22nd November 2019

These IT firms are banned from applying for H-1B visas

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.

published on : 12th November 2019

H-1B spouses’  right to work in America safe for now

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows the US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations.

published on : 10th November 2019

US announces increase in H-1B application fee by USD 10 as part of revised selection process

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.

published on : 8th November 2019

Despite Howdy-Modi, massive increase in H-1B visa denial for Indians: Priyanka Gandhi

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.

published on : 7th November 2019

H-1B denial rates for Indian IT companies rise to 24 per cent under Trump rule, says report

Companies including Accenture, Capgemini and others, had denial rates of over 30 per cent through the first three quarters of fiscal 2019.

published on : 6th November 2019

New EB-5 Visa rules to pinch Indians who wish to live their American dream

In July, the United States hiked the minimum investment an immigrant needs to make to become a permanent resident.

published on : 6th August 2019

US company pays USD 58000 in back wages for H-1B violations

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.

published on : 18th July 2019

US House passes Bill lifting country-cap on Green Cards, Indian H-1B visa holders to benefit

The Bill would considerably reduce agonising wait for talented professionals from countries like India seeking permanent work and residency permits in the United States.

published on : 11th July 2019

H-1B visa approvals for Indian IT companies drop by 43 per cent between 2015-17: Report

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.

published on : 25th April 2018

US lawmakers and IT industry against ending work permit to spouses of H-1B visa holders

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.

published on : 25th April 2018

Donald Trump administration plans to end work permits for H-1B visa spouses

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.

published on : 24th April 2018

'Tough' H-1B visa application process begins

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

published on : 2nd April 2018

H-1B visa application process to begin from Monday; to face unprecedented scrutiny

Chatter at various social media platforms and groups indicate that immigration attorneys this time expect a much high rate of rejection.

published on : 1st April 2018
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