UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP
What is an H-1B Visa? Here's everything you need to know
The visa, which is initially valid for three years, can be extended up to six years. Some exceptions also allow applicants to further extend their visas, depending on the type of work being done.
US has just over 580,000 H-1B visa holders, says USCIS
The H-1B population size has come under the scanner recently with unemployment levels ...
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Trump’s H1-B order makes it impossible for many Indians to return to their lives in the US
Donald Trump suspended temporary work permits, such as the H1B and H4 visas, till the end of this year.
USCIS furlough to further impact US immigration process
The decision is expected to severely slow processing times of visas and green cards. According to media reports, the employees were informed two days ago that they would be furloughed from August. The USCIS has requested $1.2 billion in aid from the US Congress in May as revenue from visa processing fees dropped drastically due to the Covid-19 pandemic induced shutdown.
Trump signs order to suspend H-1B, L-1 visas till December
H-1B, H-4, L-1 and other temporary work permits now stand suspended till Dec 31.
Donald Trump considering suspending H1B, other visas: Report
Such a decision is likely to have an adverse impact on thousands of Indian IT professionals. .
New US rules for H-1B visa to benefit Indian IT
New rules have been put in place to determine employer-employee relationships while issuing H-1B visas.
Trump immigration ban to last 60 days, target those seeking permanent residency
Trump plans to institute the ban through an executive order, which he said he was likely to sign on Wednesday. He said it would not apply to individuals entering the United States on a temporary basis and would be re-evaluated once the 60-day period had passed.
Indians on H-1B with US-born kids feel being left out, plead Indian govt for help
The Vande Bharat mission, launched last month, is the Indian government's largest-ever exercise to repatriate its nationals stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown. Over 1.07 lakh people have so far returned to the country under the programme.
White House gets plan to hike H-1B fees 22%, L-1 77%
The proposal to hike fees was first put forth in November 2019, and it recommends different fees for Form I-129, depending on the visa category. This will result in the base fee for the H-1B visa increasing by 22% to $560 and for the L-1 intra-company transfer visa by 77% to $815.
China’s military provokes its neighbors, but the message is for the United States
With the world distracted by the coronavirus pandemic, China’s military has encroached upon its neighbors’ territories on several fronts throughout the spring and now into summer, flexing its military might in ways that have raised alarms across Asia and in Washington.
Lapsing of H-1B visas makes techies jittery
Indians currently in the United States on H1-B visas could face some testing times in the next few weeks. For several,the H1-B visas have lapsed or are likely to do so soon.
Relief for Indian travellers & H1B visa holders in the US
In a big relief to Indian travellers stuck in the US in the wake of the COVID-19 travel restrictions, the US dept of state has announced that in view of numerous international flights that have been cancelled, travellers can apply to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for extensions to those visas.
Legislation introduced in US to give Green Cards to foreign nurses, doctors
The legislation would send green cards to 25,000 nurses and 15,000 doctors.
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