H 1B VISA
Department of Homeland Security proposes $10 filing fee for new H-1B visa petitions
On 31st January, 2019, the DHS had published a final rule bringing in changes in how the H-1B visa application process is conducted.
IT firms’ margins contract in Q1 on onsite hiring, subcontracting costs
Employee expense increased to 61.7% in in the quarter from 59.8% in Q...
US lawmakers concerned over spike in request for evidences for H1B visas
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to em...
Extreme US scrutiny of H-1B aspirants continues
This decline of nearly 2 percentage points shows that vetting of H-1B applications, for both initial applications and extensions (for those employees already in the US) has become stricter.
60 US deans, CEOs write to Donald Trump to ease H-1B curbs
The letter said the US doesn't have the capacity to train enough people with required high-tech skills, and without a change in approach, this would hinder growth. In 2019, the US saw a 13.7% decline in international business school applications.
Four Indian-Americans arrested in US for H1B visa fraud
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.
H-1B visa curbs may boomerang on US companies: Nasscom
Higher number of work permits issued to Indian nationals working for American firms.
Green card or US citizenship applicants may have to provide social media identity
Applicants will have to give their user name against social media platforms used in the last five years.
US begins process for revised H-1B visa norms
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has sought public comments to the online H-1B petition registration process that would replace the earlier process of filing initial application.
H-1B premium processing starts from June 10
USCIS announced that the immigration agency will offer premium processing in a two-phased approach to better manage these requests.
How the American dream is souring for many Indian IT workers
Rejection rates for H-1B visa applicants are soaring and wait period for Green Cards are touching historic levels.
Optional practical training by international students in US will now be subject to more scrutiny
Designated School Officials will be required to confirm that graduate students are employed during their training in positions related to their area of study. Misleading classification of the job title, by the DSO, may lead to rejection in work visas.
US tells India it is mulling caps on H-1B visas
The United States has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally, t...
Case closed! US court buys TCS' version, refuses to reopen racial bias suit
An American court said it won't hold fresh trial in the case that the Indian IT major had won last November.
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’.
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