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S Jaishankar Raises Visa Delay Issues With US; Blinken Says He Is Sensitive To It

US visa services are trying to clear a backlog after Washington the US halted almost all visa processing worldwide in March 2020 due to the pandemic

28 September 2022

US Announces Rare 2nd Lottery For H-1B Visa Applicants

The second lottery for H-1B visa would provide another chance to hundreds of Indian IT professionals who could not make it in the first random selection.


Senators Urge President Joe Biden To Revoke Ban On H-1B And Other Visas

In June 2020, Donald Trump instituted Proclamation 10052, ceasing the processing of non-immigrant H-1B, L-1, H-2B, and J-1 visas, based on the alleged potential risk to the labour market.


US: H1-B Visa Registration For FY2023 To Start From 1st March

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in a statement said the initial registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern on March 1 and run through noon Eastern on March 18, 2022.

30 January 2022

US Completes Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process For H-1B Visa

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows American companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.


Biden Admin Issues Order To Delay Mandatory Minimum Pay For H-1B Visa Till May 14

If the rule is imposed, workers on the H-1B would receive at least the 35th percentile of the prevailing wage for their job type and location, compared to the 45th percentile initially

12 March 2021

Biden Moves To Address Delays In Green Card Processing, Thousands Of Indians To Benefit In US

A Green Card, known officially as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued to immigrants to the US as evidence that the bearer has been granted the privilege of residing permanently in the US.

09 October 2021

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Legislation Regarding H-1B Visa Introduced In US House of Representatives

The new legislation proposes to overhaul the H-1B visa program by making necessary changes in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

04 March 2021

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18 February 2021
US Reaches 65,000 H-1B Visa Cap For 2021

US Reaches 65,000 H-1B Visa Cap For 2021

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has said it has received a sufficient number of petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000...


28 January 2021
Joe Biden Administration Renews Work Authorisation For H-1B Spouses

Joe Biden Administration Renews Work Authorisation For H-1B Spouses

Spouses of Indian professionals on H-1B visas, mostly women, are the biggest beneficiary of the Obama-era rule that gave employment authorisation cards.


01 January 2021
Donald Trump Extends Visa Ban, Health Coverage Policy Advances

Donald Trump Extends Visa Ban, Health Coverage Policy Advances

The twin developments on the final day of 2020 encapsulated how Trump has made US immigration policy more restrictive without support from Congress.


04 December 2020
US Sues Facebook For Allegedly Favouring Immigrants Over US Workers

US Sues Facebook For Allegedly Favouring Immigrants Over US Workers

Facebook sponsored the visa holders for 'green cards' authorizing them to work permanently.


04 December 2020
US Senate Passes Bill Eliminating Per-Country Cap For Employment-Based Immigrant Visas

US Senate Passes Bill Eliminating Per-Country Cap For Employment-Based Immigrant Visas

It also removes an offset that reduced the number of visas for individuals from China.


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29 October 2020
Proposal To Scrap Lottery System For H-1B Visas By Trump Admin

Proposal To Scrap Lottery System For H-1B Visas By Trump Admin

The H-1B visa, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality...


13 August 2020
Donald Trump Administration Allows Certain Exemptions In H-1B Visa Ban

Donald Trump Administration Allows Certain Exemptions In H-1B Visa Ban

US President Donald Trump, in his June proclamation, banned the entry into the US of workers in several key non-immigrant visa categories.


23 June 2020
Trump Temporarily Suspends H-1B Visas, Asks Officials To Move Towards Merit-based System

Trump Temporarily Suspends H-1B Visas, Asks Officials To Move Towards Merit-based System

Under these reforms, the H-1B programme will prioritise those workers who are offered the highest wage, ensuring that the highest-skilled applicants are...


09 May 2020
Trump Administration Mulling Temporary Ban On H-1B Visas: Report

Trump Administration Mulling Temporary Ban On H-1B Visas: Report

The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers from countries like India and China in speciality occupations that require...


08 November 2019
US Hikes H1B Application Fee By $10

US Hikes H1B Application Fee By $10

The H-1B program allows companies in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the application of highly specialised...


20 June 2019
Commerce Ministry Says Haven't Received Any Communication On H-1B Visa Cap From US

Commerce Ministry Says Haven't Received Any Communication On H-1B Visa Cap From US

The US is considering restrictions on H-1B visa that allow foreign professionals to work in that country.


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