H1 B Visas

  • US plans to allow spouse of H-1B visa holder to work in America 08-04-2014 05:26 PM

    Washington: Spouses of H-1B visa holders with technical skills may be allowed to work in the US under a new initiative by the Obama administration to attract the best and brightest from across the world. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon publish several proposed rules that will make...
  • US to accept H-1B visas from today 01-04-2014 08:04 AM

    Washington: The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made elaborate arrangement for receiving applications for the much coveted H-1B visas, beginning today, to meet the expected rush. The agency will determine the allocation of visas, highly popular among IT professionals, through computerised draw of lots. "USCIS anticipates receiving more...
  • Parl delegation meets US lawmakers over H-1B visa 05-06-2013 07:55 AM

    Washington: Indian Parliamentarians met top American lawmakers to raise India's concerns over the immigration bill, in particular those related to the H-1B visa issues. A delegation of seven MPs under the banner of India-US Forums of Parliamentarians of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), included Biju...
  • US: Senate passes landmark immigration reform bill 22-05-2013 12:16 PM

    Washington: The landmark immigration bill, which offers a path to citizenship for more than 11 million - including over 260,000 Indians - undocumented immigrants and increasing H-1B visas today passed its first legislative test. The Senate Judiciary Committee on the fifth day of its deliberations that included 300 amendments to...
  • US: Senators reach deal on H-1B visa expansion plan 21-05-2013 11:40 PM

    Washington: In a "major breakthrough", two influential American Senators on Tuesday reached an agreement on the contentious H-1B visa expansion plan, which Congressional aides said is a compromise between the demand of the tech-industry and the concerns of the labour unions. The deal reached between Democratic Senator Charles Schumer and...
  • US engineers ask Senate to reject expansion of H1B visas 14-05-2013 02:54 PM

    Washington: A professional US body of engineers has asked the Senators to reject any move to increase the number of H-1B visas, popular among Indian professionals, arguing that it has a damaging effect on American economy. In a statement issued on Monday, IEEE-USA - the largest American body of professional...
  • US senator accuses TCS, Infosys, Wipro of abusing H-1B visas 23-04-2013 01:32 PM

    Washington: Amidst Congressional debate on the comprehensive immigration reform, a top US Senator has accused big Indian IT companies - TCS, Infosys and Wipro - of abusing the H-1B visa system. "There are some specific abuses of H-1B," Senator Richard Durbin, said during a Congressional hearing on immigration reform by...
  • Congressmen urged to raise H-1B quota for Indian IT workers 12-04-2013 10:55 AM

    Washington: Observing that nearly 30 per cent of all companies started in the US in 2011 had immigrant founders, Indian IT professionals have appealed to Congressmen to not only consider increasing the H-1B quota but also quick and smooth green card for them. They told the Congressmen that the immigrant-based...
  • 'H-1B, L1 visa fee increase impact US firms' 04-06-2011 11:19 AM

    Washington: The increase in H-1B and L1 visa fee by US Congress to fund enhanced border security measures, which was basically intended to have financial implications on Indian companies, is impacting American firms too, a key Democratic Congressman has said, highlighting the need to fix this. "Mr Speaker, I rise...
  • Infosys broke visa rule? US Senator wants probe 15-04-2011 04:26 PM

    Washington: A top US lawmaker has demanded investigations into the allegations that Infosys management in India decided to use the B-1 business visitor visa program to get around H-1B program restrictions. Senator Chuck Grassley on Thursday wrote to the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano,...
  • US H-1B visa reaches mandated cap of 65,000 28-01-2011 10:58 AM

    Washington: Applications for US H-1B visas, the most sought after by Indian professionals for working in America, have reached the Congressional-mandated cap of 65,000 for the current fiscal with USCIS receiving an unusually high number of petitions in the first four weeks of this month. In a statement, US Customs...
  • 11,000 H1-B visas still available as 2010 ends 31-12-2010 12:08 PM

    Washington: For the first time, about 11,000 H-1B visas, the most sought after by Indian professionals for working in the US, has found no takers indicating a grim employment scenario in the country and the steep hike in the visa fee daunting the job-seekers. Of the 65,000 mandated H-1B visa...
  • Indian techies working abroad on choppy waters 31-08-2010 11:10 AM

    Body shop or chop shop? The Indian presence in the US job market is under the spotlight again. The storm "The emergency border funds will be paid for by assessing fees on foreign companies known as chop shops that outsource good, high-paying American technology jobs to lower wage, temporary immigrant...
  • Hike in US visa fees to hurt Indian tech cos 11-08-2010 12:32 PM

    Washington: In what could deal a serious blow to Indian tech companies, the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to steeply hike US visa fees for skilled workers to raise $ 600 million in emergency funding to help secure the US-Mexico border. Senators passed a similar plan last...
  • No Indian takers for US H-1B work visa 09-04-2010 06:53 PM

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  • Slump sinks US H-1B visa programme 30-10-2009 01:40 PM

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  • US Senators say new H1B visa rule won’t hurt India 19-10-2009 05:14 PM

    The new law in the US will make it easier for firms to hire Indians. ...