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h1-b visa

US waives in-person interview requirements for many visa applicants in India

Applicants eligible for the waiver are students, workers (H-1, H-2, H-3, and individual L visas), Culture and extraordinary ability

27 Feb 2022 1:39 PM

Wait for visa appointment to be longer: US Embassy

An estimated 3 mn visa holders from India will be able to travel to US under the new international air travel policy, the embassy said

31 Oct 2021 5:49 PM

Indian talent moving to Canada due to outdated US immigration policies: Experts

This is mainly because of the per-country quota on issuing the employment-based Green Card or permanent residency

15 Jul 2021 11:36 AM

India favours increased predictability in H1-B visas

The US plans to scrap the computerised lottery system to grant H-1B visas to foreign professionals and replace it with a new system

30 Oct 2020 12:51 PM

H1-B visa restrictions: Democratic lawmakers urge Trump admin to spare healthcare workers

The lawmakers said that the restrictions will hit US healthcare system at large and particularly for rural and underserved communities

05 Aug 2020 2:58 PM


DC Edit | Trump visa U-turn relief for students

Facing lawsuits from reputed universities like Harvard and MIT, Trump did a rare and swift walkback on an extremely unpopular measure

16 Jul 2020 6:29 PM

US agency proposes USD 10 as H1-B registration fee

The new system, which was put on hold earlier this year, is expected to come into force for next application cycle beginning April 1, 2020.

05 Sep 2019 2:42 PM

Indians received 67-72 pc of total US H1-B visas in last five years: MEA

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said no comprehensive changes have been made to the H-1B visa programme so far.

17 Jul 2019 7:44 PM

3 Indians charged in US with visa fraud again

Three Indian-origin consultants have been charged in the US with visa fraud for allegedly submitting sham applications for H-1B visas.

02 Apr 2019 10:55 AM

H1-B visas in doubt as Trump immigration crackdown widens

USCIS data released on Friday shows an increase in the number of completed H-1B applications receiving an RFE.

27 Feb 2019 12:17 PM


Proposed US Law to end Green Card country-cap to benefit Indians on H-1B

Top companies from the Silicon Valley like Google and corporate bodies such as US Chambers of Commerce are backing the legislations.

08 Feb 2019 6:13 PM

Trying to save H1-B, H-4 visas: Sushma Swaraj

“We are trying our best to save H1-B visas, H4 visas. But America is a sovereign country. Ultimately they have to decide,” she said.

29 May 2018 1:06 AM

Rescinding of H-4 visa work permit in final stages: Trump admin tells US court

The decision to rescind H-4 visa work authorisation could have devastating impact on more than 70,000 Indians.

25 May 2018 2:09 PM

Disappointed over US plans to tighten visa norms: Prabhu

Bilateral trade between the countries has increased to USD 64.52 billion in 2016-17 from USD 62.11 billion.

26 Apr 2018 2:33 PM

US makes H1-B visa approval ‘very tough’

Indian IT firms, which are among the major beneficiaries of H-1B visas, has a significant number of its staff deployed at third-party worksites.

24 Feb 2018 6:27 AM


Trump admin makes H1-B visa approval tough; Indian firms to be impacted

Under new policy, company would have to go an extra length to prove that its H-1B employee at a third-party worksite.

23 Feb 2018 11:14 AM

Indian-Americans rally to support Trump’s merit-based immigration plan

This was one of the rare pro-Trump immigration rallies at the White House.

04 Feb 2018 11:39 AM

Move to end extension of H-1B visas bad policy: US industry body

'This policy would harm American business, our economy, and the country,' a US Chambers of Commerce spokesperson said.

06 Jan 2018 8:35 PM

Modi to discuss job creation with American CEOs

Government is expected to focus a lot of efforts on employment front going forward.

22 Jun 2017 4:09 PM

Indian IT expected to hire 1.3-1.5 lakh people in FY18

Fears of layoffs in IT sector have led to employees forming India's first tech union.

22 Jun 2017 1:40 PM