H1B VISA RULES
Nasscom raises concerns over US govt latest proposal on H1-B visas
The IT industry body, in a statement, said it will carefully review the 139-page proposal and evaluate its implications for US companies and the economy, and then submit comments.
Indian IT hoarding talent in US as skill shortage bites
Unemployment in the technology sector in the US dropped below 2% in 2018 and the Sept...
'Dramatic increase' in number of H-1B visas being held up, claims Compete America
USCIS has been denying H-1B petitions exclusively because a...
US extends suspension of premium processing for H-1B visas
Premium processing is a feature that shortens the usual processing time of H-1B visa petitions from an average of six months to 15 calendar days for a fee of USD 1,225 (Rs 86,181).
How this new deportation rule in US, starting next week, may hit Indians
The new rule allows initiation of deportation of people whose legal status to stay in America has expired.
Trump wants H-1B visas in more highly-skilled as opposed to outsourcing roles: White House
Trump wants H-1B to attract truly high-skilled foreigners as opposed to those in "outsourcing" roles.
US elections to decide fate of bill seeking better terms for H-1B visa holders
According to the organisation Skilled Immigrants in America, there are over 1.5 million Indians on H-1B high-skill work visas waiting in the US on green card queues.
Consulting, audit companies biggest users of H-1B visas in last five years
Consulting, audit and tax advisory firms have topped the list of those applying for H-1B visas in the last five years. Ernst & Young filed the most in fiscal 2018, at 151,164.
IT & startups expected to hire 5 lakh people in 2019: Mohandas Pai
The demand for freshers is on the upswing, the former Chief Financial Officer of IT major Infosys said.
50% rise in Canadian citizenship for Indians this year
As country of birth, India figured in the second highest number of applications from those claiming Canadian citizenship.
US brings in new norm on L-1 visa, provides leeway
A leeway has been built in for the employees already working for the sponsoring company on an H-1B visa, as they may be able to adjust the time requirement.
Legislation introduced in US Congress to protect work authorisation of H-1B spouses
H-4 visas are issued only to very close or immediate family members of the H-1B visa holders.
All unselected H-1B petitions returned: US
H1-B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
TCS among top 10 firms to get foreign labour certification for H-1B visas
According to data for 2018, TCS received 20,755 H-1B specialty occupation labour certifications.
Three-fourths of H1B visa holders in 2018 are Indians: US report
According to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), there were as many as 419,637 foreign nationals working in the US on H-1B visas as on October 5.
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