H-1B

Biden admin settles for automatic job authorisation for spouses of H-1B visa holders

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

published on : 12th November 2021

US court sets aside proposed Trump-era rule on H-1B visa selection process

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 : 18th September 2021

Trump-era policy denying certain immigrant visa applications reversed

In 2018, The Trump administration gave its immigration officials more power to reject H-1B visa applications outright.

published on : 11th June 2021

Hyderabad-based tech firm Cloudgen admits to H-1B visa fraud

 Cloudgen LLC, a Hyderabad-based tech firm which also has its office in Houston, US, has admitted to committing a major H-1B visa fraud by cheating several Indian techies.

published on : 4th June 2021

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

Multiple H1B applications would attract rejection: warns US Immigration Services

The H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers.

published on : 30th March 2018

Donald Trump admintration urged to keep work permits for H-1B spouses 

Six Democratic lawmakers from the Silicon Valley have urged the Trump administration to retain Obama-era rule allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders to work legally in the US.

published on : 16th March 2018

Strict H-1B visa rule not to impact Indian IT companies: T V Mohandas Pai

Under the new policy, a company will have to go an extra mile to prove that its H-1B employee at a third-party worksite has specific and non-qualifying speculative assignments in speciality occupation

published on : 4th March 2018

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

Bill introduced in US Senate seeks to increase annual H-1B visas

The legislation is supported by top American IT companies, including Microsoft and Facebook, and top trade bodies, including US Chambers of Commerce and Information Technology Industry Council.

published on : 26th January 2018

Tech industry urges Trump administration to keep work permits for H-1B spouses

The Trump Administration is reportedly moving ahead with its decision not to give work permits to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, arguing that this displaces genuine American workers.

published on : 19th January 2018
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