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H-1B VISA NEWS

United States reaches 65,000 H-1B visa cap for 2022: USCIS

March 01, 2022 11:13 am

As mandated by the US Congress, the US can issue a maximum of 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap and another 20,000 H-1B visa US advanced degree exemption categories every year.

H1-B registration for FY2023 to start from March 1: USCIS

January 30, 2022 4:16 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.

Explained: What the US allowing automatic job authorisation for spouses of H-1B visa holders means for Indians abroad

November 16, 2021 1:28 pm

The US government’s latest immigrant-friendly policy amendment is likely to be particularly beneficial for Indian women whose spouses hold H-1B or L-1 visas, as they will now be allowed up to 180 days auto extension on work authorisation.

US to provide automatic job authorisation for spouses of H-1B visa holders

November 12, 2021 8:19 am

Earlier, the Obama administration had given work authorisation to certain categories of spouses of H-1B visa holders.

Major victory for H-1B employers after addition to speciality occupation list

October 29, 2021 9:00 am

The settlement approved by the federal district court in the Northern District of California would now let companies request that the USCIS reopen and re-adjudicate their denied H-1B petitions.

US to conduct rare 2nd lottery for H-1B visa applicants

July 30, 2021 12:09 pm

The move by the USCIS to conduct the second lottery will provide another chance to several applicants, including hundreds of Indian IT professionals, who could not make it in the first random selection.

USCIS reverses Trump-era policy denying certain immigrant visa applications

June 11, 2021 5:09 pm

As part of the updated RFE and NOID policy, the USCIS is rescinding a July 2018 memo that permitted agency officers to deny certain immigration benefit requests instead of first issuing an RFE or NOID.

Google leads US tech giants' effort to support work authorisation for spouses of H-1B visa holders

May 15, 2021 1:02 pm

Google is joined by 30 other companies to support the H-4 EAD (Employment Authorisation Document) programme.

Seven businesses drop H-1B lawsuit against US federal agency

May 04, 2021 9:02 am

In March, the American Immigration Council, on behalf of the seven businesses, had filed a suit, challenging USCIS' arbitrary rejection of H-1B petitions filed after October 1 solely because the H-1B workers' intended employment start date fell after October 1.

US Labour Dept seeks public input on determining H-1B wage levels

April 03, 2021 10:08 am

Published in January 2021, the final rule affects employers seeking to employ foreign workers on a permanent or temporary basis through certain immigrant visas or through H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 non-immigrant visas.

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