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US court seeks joint status report on H4 visas

February 09, 2021 7:56 am

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.

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.

Trump extends visa sanctions on countries refusing to repatriate their nationals

December 31, 2020 11:50 am

The visa sanctions on such countries were set to expire on December 31.

China denounces US visa revocations as racial discrimination

September 10, 2020 4:51 pm

The statement from spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the move damaged the "legitimate rights and interests of Chinese students studying in the US."

Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel calls visa move by US 'unfortunate'

July 10, 2020 2:45 pm

Patel added that he hoped that the Indian government would take appropriate action in this regard to get protection for the Indian students studying there.

Trump administration steps up scrutiny of pregnant visa applicants

January 23, 2020 11:26 pm

Under the State Department regulation, which will take effect on Friday, pregnant women applying for visitor visas could be required to prove they have a specific reason for travel beyond giving birth, such as a medical necessity.

Explained: The EB-5 US visa now requires a bigger investment; here's how

November 24, 2019 3:53 pm

The EB-5 is one of five employment-based immigrant visas that can be obtained in the United States. An immigrant visa allows its holder to live and work in the US permanently, as opposed to a non-immigrant visa like the H-1B.

US now seeks social media details from all visa applicants

June 02, 2019 10:04 am

In addition to their social media histories, visa applicants are now asked for five years of previously used telephone numbers, email addresses, international travel and deportation status, as well as whether any family members have been involved in terrorist activities.

‘US visa rules to hit profits, margins of IT firms in FY20’

May 28, 2019 5:14 am

An increase in employee costs can be attributed to tightening of visa norms for Indian players, resulting in higher onsite costs for them.

US reduces visa duration for some Pakistanis, hikes visa application fee

March 06, 2019 4:27 pm

As part of the new visa policy, Pakistani journalists will now be granted visas for only three months and for missionaries up to a year. Previously, journalists and missionaries were given a five-year visa.