H-1B visa

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

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

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

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

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

H-1B visa puts American workers at risk: Republican Senator

The H-1B work visa, which is highly popular among Indian technology professionals, puts American workers at risk, a top Republican Senator has alleged.

published on : 17th January 2018

US President Donald Trump pushes for merit-based immigration

Trump today pushed for merit-based immigration system, saying we should only allow people, having great track record, to enter the US.

published on : 10th January 2018

H-1B visa holders drive innovation, help build US economy: Lawmakers

Every year, the US grants 85,000 H-1B visas to highly skilled applicants, including roughly 70 per cent for Indians, seeking employment and educational opportunities.

published on : 10th January 2018

Relief for Indian techies, US says no change in H-1B extension policy

In December, a US-based news agency had reported that the Department of Homeland Security is considering new regulations that would prevent the H1-B visa extensions.

published on : 9th January 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

Congressional committee votes to hike minimum salary of H1-B visa holders

A key Congressional committee has passed a legislation that proposes to increase the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders from USD 60,0000 to USD 90,000.

published on : 16th November 2017
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