US waives in-person interviews for range of visas, including H-1B, for 2022: State Dept

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 : 24th December 2021

Biden wants to address delays in Green Card processing system: White House 

Indian IT professionals, most of whom are highly skilled and come to the US mainly on the H-1B work visas, are the worst sufferers of the current immigration system.

published on : 9th October 2021

US cannot stop issuing visas during travel bans, federal judge rules

Federal judge James E. Boasberg put a halt to the State Department practice of not issuing visas to travellers from other countries when travel bans are in place.

published on : 7th October 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

Over nine-tenths of work permits given to spouses of H1B visa holders are from India: Report

The US has issued employment authorisation documents to more than 71,000 spouses of H-1B visa holders, over 90 percent of whom are Indians, a report said today.The US has issued employment authorisati

published on : 29th March 2018

New H-1B policy memorandum issued to protect workers: US Citizenship and Immigration Services

The new H-1B policy memorandum is part of the effort by the Trump Administration to protect the wages and working conditions of both American and non-immigrant workers and prevent any fraud.

published on : 24th February 2018

US Congressmen oppose changes in H1B visa rules

Some US lawmakers and advocacy groups have criticised the Trump administration's reported plan to curb H-1B visa extensions.

published on : 5th January 2018

Book on White House says that Donald Trump did not want to be US president

The book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" written by Michael Wolff, claims that the ultimate goal of Trump was never to win.

published on : 4th January 2018

H1-B system needs 'common sense' reforms: Indian-American Congressman

Ro Khanna represents the Silicon Valley where a large number of Indians and other immigrants work.

published on : 30th March 2017

H-1B premium processing suspended to handle huge rush: USCIS

The premium processing of H-1B visas, which are popular among Indian IT professionals has been suspended temporarily to handle the huge rush of applications for the work visas.

published on : 17th March 2017

H-1B visas could be a source of tension in Indo-US ties: Biswal

The former US Assistant Secretary of State is calling for a rational discourse on the topic that could affect the lives of thousands of Indians.     

published on : 12th March 2017

Trump's new order on H1B visas will hit Indian techies

Trump is expected to sign a new executive order aimed at strangulating work-visa programmes, including the H1B and L1 visas used by Indian IT professionals.

published on : 31st January 2017