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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

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

Regulation received to end work authorisation for spouses of H1B visa holders: US

The White House received the proposed changes in the existing regulations to end the work authorisation for certain H-1B foreign workers.

22 Feb 2019 10:38 AM

US president Trump may junk H-IB programme if re-elected

Increasing the threshold salary could adversely impact Indian students who are heavy users of the H-1B programme.

21 Feb 2019 6:39 AM

H-1B rule change keeps qualification in, talent out

The change in rule will lead to an estimated increase of up to 16 pc in the number of selected petitions for H-1B beneficiaries.

01 Feb 2019 11:01 AM


'Dramatic increase' in H-1B visas being held up, claims US tech companies

Coalition of American employers representing top IT companies alleged USCIS is acting outside of its own regulations.

09 Nov 2018 9:04 AM

US extends suspension of premium processing for H-1B visas

Under the premium processing, the USCIS has to respond within 15 days to the H-1B visa petitions submitted to it.

29 Aug 2018 10:16 AM

All unselected H-1B petitions returned: United States

On April 6, USCIS received 94,213 H-1B petitions in the general category and 95,885 in the advanced degree category.

31 Jul 2018 9:25 AM

Indian techies chasing American dream never had it this bad

Indian tech firms used to underpay their Indian employees in US, until a parity pay was made mandatory by Trump Administration.

25 Jul 2018 9:07 AM

US receives over 5,000 tips on H-1B visa fraud: official

The USCIS, however, did not provide any other details with regard to the nature of complaints

30 May 2018 10:12 AM


US tech firms mop up more number of H-1B visas

Firms with higher R&D spend likely to get more approval.

28 Apr 2018 3:03 AM

H-1B visa cap reached for fiscal year 2019: US Immigration Services

The USCIS would conduct a lottery to decide successful applicants for the work visa popular among Indian IT professionals.

07 Apr 2018 7:50 AM

New H-1B policy memorandum issued to protect workers: USCIS

USCIS is simply clarifying existing regulations and policy for third-party worksite H-1B petitions.

24 Feb 2018 12:49 PM

21 lakh Indian IT professionals applied for H-1B visa in 11 years: report

USCIS received 3.4 million (34 lakh) H-1B visas applications, of which people from India accounted for 21 lakh.

01 Aug 2017 12:10 PM

US to resume fast processing of H-1B work visas popular with Indians

Federal agency USCIS also plans to resume premium processing of other H-1B petitions as workloads permit.

25 Jul 2017 11:17 AM


H1B visas to return as workload permit, says US immigration agency

USCIS started premium processing of all H1B visa requests for doctors under a waiver program and for government agency waivers.

29 Jun 2017 1:06 PM

Visa curbs may not be such a bad thing!

Indian companies must restore the balance by moving greater amounts of work from the US to India or other geographies.

10 Apr 2017 2:38 AM

H-1B visa memo to have little impact on Indian IT cos: Nasscom

Indian firms like TCS, Infosys and Wipro -- on their part -- have been reducing their dependence on H-1B visas.

04 Apr 2017 5:50 PM

H-1B visa lottery system to stay, rules US court

US District Court Judge Simon upheld the USCIS's view that an H-1B visa application is not considered filed unless a lottery determines it.

29 Mar 2017 3:28 PM