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H1B visa applications


US tweaks H1B visa rules again, higher wage is key factor now

January 09, 2021 5:25 am

Until now, the selection of H-1B work visas was done by a randomised lottery system, which did not take into account factors such as wage, experience or any other requirements and demands.

Relief to Indians on card as New Jersey to lower college costs of H1B visa holders' children

January 22, 2020 11:05 pm

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed the legislation 'S2555', allowing New Jersey students, who are the children of H-1B visa holders, to qualify for in-state tuition at public institutions of higher education.

Explained: The battle over H-1B and H-4 visas

November 13, 2019 6:53 am

The Trump administration has visibly ramped up H-1B denials, under the executive order “Buy American and Hire American”. H-4 visas have also been issued at a much lower rate.

H-1B Visas: Why US is cracking down on the bench-and-switch scam

July 13, 2019 6:51 pm

According to the US Justice Department, the four face a maximum potential penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

US has no plans to cap H-1B work visa program: State Department

June 21, 2019 9:17 am

Two senior Indian officials told Reuters on Wednesday they had been briefed last week on a US plan to cap the number of H-1B visas given annually to Indians at between 10% and 15% of the total number issued.

US company to pay USD 1.1 million in back wages to H1B employees including Indians

June 05, 2019 9:43 am

In addition to paying the back wages, Populus Group -– based in Troy, Michigan -- will review past and current payroll records to ensure compliance with programme requirements.

10 per cent drop in H-1B visa approvals in 2018: US authorities

June 05, 2019 8:08 am

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approved 335,000 H-1B visas, which included both new and renewable, in the fiscal year 2018. This was 10 per cent less from 373,400 in the previous fiscal year of 2017

Trump wants H-1B visas in more highly-skilled as opposed to outsourcing roles: White House

November 09, 2018 1:24 pm

During the Washington Post's live discussion on new technology, when asked about the president's thoughts on H1B immigration, Liddell said, "He (Trump) has talked about merit immigration, clearly that (H-1B) fits in merit immigration."

India engaged with Trump administration on H1B visa issue: MEA

October 18, 2018 9:14 pm

The comment by the Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) came after Washington said it is planning to "revise" the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the H-1B visas by January, a move which will have an adverse impact on Indian IT companies in the US.

US plans major changes in H-1B visas by January, move to impact Indian IT firms

October 18, 2018 4:03 pm

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.