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Pre-registration of H-1B applications likely from next April

For applications that will be filed in April 2020, the earliest successful applicants will be able to work in the US will be from October 1 that year.

Tourism ministry announces new 5 year visa being planned, other relaxations in e visa in the works

Five-year e-visa to cost $80; lower charge for off-season likely

Indian IT fears impact as US moves on new H-1B process

Indian companies are concerned that the process would be non-transparent and would favour US firms over them.

New US rule could disqualify half of visa applicants

US president Trump has unveiled a new rule that could deny visas and permanent residency to people for being too poor.

Indian's H-1B for data analyst’s job wrongfully denied: Court

The contention of this government agency was that the sponsoring employer had not shown that the position is a ‘specialty occupation’.

H-1B Visa denials at all-time high

About half of top IT companies' work visa applications rejected in the past year by the United States.

US tech firms dominate top 10 green card application list

US tech cos have filed more green card applications for India techies as compared to their Indian counterparts.

US officials site-visiting companies hiring STEM-OPT trainees

International students who have completed their studies are eligible for a 12-month OPT under which they can work in the US.

Sri Lanka to waive entry visa fee for India, 47 countries

Despite suffering a set back due to the Easter Sunday terror attacks, Sri Lanka is aiming to attract at least 1.9 million to 2 million tourists by the end of the year.

India to be included in Australia's working holiday visa programme

Under the current programme that allowed backpackers to work while they stay was witnessing a decline thus creating workers shortage issue in regional parts of the country.

Iran offers one-year multiple-entry visas to Indians

Iran offers one-year multiple-entry visas to Indians

Iran has also extended the visa on arrival facility for Indian nationals to 90 days from 30.

Government working on e-passports: Jaishankar

Government working on e-passports: Jaishankar

The Ministry has plans to issue chip-enabled e-passports to citizens with advanced security features.

Why the upcoming US EB-5 visa rules will pinch green card seekers

Why the upcoming US EB-5 visa rules will pinch green card seekers

The EB-5 visa will cost $900,000 after the new rules kick in from November.

72% of H-1B visas for Indians

72% of H-1B visas for Indians

The US government has adopted certain administrative measures with respect to the H-1B visa programme.

H-1B visa fee used to fund apprentice programme: US commerce secretary

H-1B visa fee used to fund apprentice programme: US commerce secretary

Wilbur Ross said the additional public funding could help establish new apprenticeship programmes in the travel and tourism industry.

US company asked to pay $58k in back wages for H1B violations

US company asked to pay $58k in back wages for H1B violations

The employer also "benched" that worker, a term used to describe when an employer fails to pay an H-1B employee in conditions such as when work is slow.

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