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Conveyed expectation for non-discriminatory H-1B visa programme to US: MEA

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.

US tells India it's mulling caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules: report

India is the largest recipient of these temporary visas, most of them to workers at big Indian technology firms.


Indian-American spouses of H1-B visa holders could benefit if this US law is approved

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

US to propose hike in H-1B application fee: Labour Secretary

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.

US says it's received sufficient H1-B visas to meet cap for FY'20

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.

US to make major changes in H-1B visa programme to attract talented professionals: Trump

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.


Expired visa? From October 1, US to start deportation proceedings

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.

US senators seek preservation of employment authorisation for immigrant women on H-4 visas

Two powerful Democratic women senators have urged the Trump administration not to go ahead with its decision to revoke authorisation to immigrants on H-4 visas.

Ahead of 2+2 dialogue, US official says no change in H-1B visa policy

The Trump administration is pushing for a reform of the H-1B system, saying some IT companies were abusing the US work visas to deny jobs to American workers.

Bad news for Indian IT professionals, US extends suspension of premium processing of H1-B visas

The suspension, announced yesterday by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), are expected to last until February 19 next year.

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H1B Visa Restrictions A Challenge For Indian Firms, Says NASSCOM

Tech stocks took a beating and NASSCOM said the US Bill proposing the High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act of 2017 to more than double the minimum wages for H1B workers will pose a big challenge to the Indian information technology sector. The Bill introduced in the US House of Representatives proposes to more than double […]