December 07, 2019 7:49 am
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services would start accepting the H-1B petitions from April 1, 2020 for the next fiscal year.
November 11, 2019 9:20 am
A 2015 rule issued by US President Donald Trump's predecessor Barack Obama allowed work permits for certain categories of H-4 visa holders, primarily spouses of those having H-1B work visas waiting for their Green Card, to work in the US.
November 06, 2019 11:03 am
For instance, the denial rate of H-1B petitions for initial employment for Amazon, Microsoft, Intel and Google in 2015 was just one per cent. In 2019, the same increased respectively to six, eight, seven and three per cent.
July 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Most of the Indian IT professionals go to the US on the H-1B non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations requiring theoretical or technical expertise.
June 20, 2019 1:30 pm
India is the largest recipient of these temporary visas, most of them to workers at big Indian technology firms.
May 30, 2019 9:06 am
Many H-4 visa holders are highly skilled professionals, and the DHS previously extended eligibility for employment authorisation to them recognising the economic burdens of families of many H-1B workers
May 07, 2019 10:38 am
Arguing that foreigners hurt American workers by competing for jobs and driving down wages, the Trump administration has tighten the noose around the H-1B visa programme.
April 06, 2019 11:36 am
Earlier this year, the US said it would bring in new rules for professionals seeking to apply for the H1-B, and would give preference to those who have completed a post-graduate degree from an educational institution in the US.
January 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Donald Trump on Friday tweeted that his administration is planning an overhaul of US policies on H-1B visa and will encourage talented and highly-skilled people to pursue career options in the US.
October 01, 2018 11:42 am
Employees of Indian IT giants like TCS, Infosys and Wipro are among the major beneficiaries of the H-1B programme as they rely on it for bringing in tens of thousands of employees with special skills each year.
February 01, 2017 11:16 am
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