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H-1B visa registration for 2022 to begin on March 9, lottery results to be notified by March 31

H-1B visa: The notification by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Friday came a day after the Biden administration announced that it will continue with the traditional lottery system to issue the much soug

H-1B visa registration for 2022 to begin on March 9, lottery results to be notified by March 31

H-1B visa: Mere 10 days before vacating office, Trump administration changes H-1B visa rules; Details

Once the federal register is published on Friday, the new rules would become effective after a time period of 60 days.

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Trump extends freeze on H-1B, other work visas until March 31; Indian IT professionals to be hit

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

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US organises second annual Student Visa Day in various cities

To boost higher education ties between India and the United States, the US organised the second annual Student Visa Day in major cities in the country where 4000 youths applied for visas.

India must ensure the US addresses its IT companies’ concerns fast

Visa fee hike issue and conclusion of the Totalisation Agreement are an integral part of the improvement in the Indo-US economic ties, and the American administration must address the concerns of the Indian IT companies.

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US visa fee hike discriminatory, targeted at Indian IT companies: FM Arun Jaitley

Last year, the US Congress imposed a special fee of up to $4,500 on H-1B and L-1 visas -- popular among Indian IT companies -- to fund a 9/11 healthcare Act and biometric tracking system.

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US received 2.36 lakh H-1B applications in just five days of opening up

The US received over 2,36,000 H-1B petitions in just five days of opening up the process early this month for the most sought-after work visa for IT professionals, including from India, and has completed the computerised draw

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US visa violation: Over 300 Indian students caught in sting, US says will take action

US visa violation: The US has said it will take action against over 300 Indian students caught in a sting operation for allegedly trying to illegitimately extend their stay in the country.

US H-1B visa: Disney World hit by class action suits for replacing American workers with Indians

Disney World has been hit by two class action suits accusing it and two outsourcing firms of conspiring to replace workers with less costly foreign ones using US H-1B visas, mostly from India.

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California universities deportation case: Student from US reveals airline’s ‘invalid visa’ excuse

Six days after an airline refused to accept 19 Indian students who had secured admission in two California universities, a student said that they were denied the entry with the airline saying that the visas were not valid.

MEA issues advisory for students travelling to US

The Ministry of External Affair (MEA) on Wednesday issued an advisory for students travelling to the US, as there have been several instances of denial of entry by the US Immigration authorities to Indian students having vali

Infosys, TCS, Tech Mahindra fall as US doubles fees for H-1B, L1 visas

Infosys, TCS and Tech Mahindra fell after the US Congress doubled a special fee on the popular H-1B and L-1 visas raising it up to $4,500 to fund a 9/11 healthcare act and biometric tracking system that will hit Indian IT com

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15,000 H-1B visa cut bad for US if implemented: Here are 4 reasons why

The proposed 15,000 H-1B visa cut legislation introduced by two US senators will be counterproductive for the growth of the US technology industry, says Nasscom.

US House passes bill to tighten visa waiver program

The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to tighten restrictions on travel to the United States by citizens of 38 nations who are allowed to enter the country without obtaining a visa.

India flags US visa, trade issues at high-level meet

New Delhi has proposed the setting up of a bilateral high-level group to discuss with Washington its concerns on the long-pending issue of US “visa restrictions” affecting the easy movement of Indian skilled professionals

Worldwide delay in processing of US visas and passports

Worldwide delay in processing of US visas and passports; Passport applications accepted overseas or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay.

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H-1B visa system is broken, needs to be fixed: Business Roundtable

With the announcement that both the 65,000 and 20,000 H-1B visa caps for fiscal year 2016 have been reached...

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US H1-B visa cap reached within 5 days for 3rd straight year

The US today said it has reached the cap for the much-coveted H-1B work visas for...

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IT industry cautiously optimistic on easing of US visa norms

In a move that could benefit Indian tech companies and workers, US President Barack Obama announced the easing of regulations on L-1B short-term work visas.

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US L-1B work visas: Boost for Indian IT workers as Barack Obama eases rules for IT professionals

US President Barack Obama announced an easing of the process to obtain L-1B work visas for corporate executives...

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United States to start accepting H-1B petitions from April 1

The United States government will start accepting petitions for the H-1B visas...

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US to soon provide work permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders; to benefit Indians

Under existing laws, spouses of H-1B visa holders, many of whom are Indians, are not eligible to work.

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Scrapping US visa waivers would be ‘a mistake’: official

Scrapping a visa waiver program that eases travel to the United States for people dozens of partner nations would be "a mistake," a top US official said today...

Treat visa of IT professionals as a trade issue: India to US

India has asked the US to treat the issue of visa for IT professionals as a trade-related one rather...

Barack Obama’s immigration orders to benefit thousands of Indians in US

Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration provides portable work authorisation for high-skilled workers awaiting LPR status.

Barack Obama provides legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants

President Obama's action is expected to help a significant number of Indians in technology field, especially those having H-1B visas.

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