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US Citizenship and Immigration Services

US to hold rare second lottery for H-1B visa applicants

The move by the USCIS to conduct the second lottery will provide another chance to several applicants, including Indian IT professionals

30 Jul 2021 12:31 PM

United States reaches H-1B visa cap for 2020

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services said it has reached Congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for the fiscal year 2020.

06 Apr 2019 10:33 AM

Three-fourth H-1B visa holders are Indians: US report

The USCIS is also proposing to introduce a pre-registration system for foreign students in the US.

20 Oct 2018 2:03 PM

Trump govt plans to 'revise definition of employment' under H-1B visas

The Trump administration has said it is planning to 'revise' the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the H-1B visas.

18 Oct 2018 11:41 AM

IT group sues US immigration agency over shorter duration of H-1B visas

The H-1B visa is typically issued for three to six years to employers to hire a foreign worker.

16 Oct 2018 4:20 PM


Will end work permits for families of H-1B visa holders in 3 months: US

Department of Homeland Security said new rule would be submitted to Office of Management of Budget, White House, within three months.

22 Sep 2018 9:34 AM

US got over 5,000 tip-offs on H-1B visa fraud since 2017: official

FDNS established email addresses dedicated to receiving information about suspected H-1B and H-2B fraud or abuse.

30 May 2018 9:17 AM

No decision about H4 visas is final until rulemaking process is completed: USCIS

The Trump administration is planning to revoke a rule that makes spouses of thousands of immigrant workers eligible to work while in the US.

19 May 2018 1:07 PM

Indians account for 93 per cent of H-4 approved work authorisation: US

H-4 work authorisation also does not prohibit self-employment, starting a business, or hiring employees.

12 May 2018 1:53 PM

Trump nominates head of US Citizenship and Immigration Services

The agency is part of the Department of Homeland Security, where Cissna is director of immigration policy in the Office of Policy.

09 Apr 2017 10:35 AM


US says programmers not fit for H1-B, blow to India

In 2016, the Obama administration issued employment-based visas to 1.5 lakh Indian nationals, including 1.26 lakh H1-B job permits.

05 Apr 2017 1:38 AM

Indian programmers can no longer apply for H-1B visas in US

According to USCIS, 'Guidance memo on H-1B computer related positions' is not an accurate articulation of current agency policy.

04 Apr 2017 12:12 PM

H-1B visas: US temporarily bans premium processing

This temporary suspension will help us to reduce overall H-1B processing time, the USCIS said.

04 Mar 2017 2:16 PM