Working Visa

  • US: H1B visas for 2013 may be decided through lottery March 31, 2013

    Washington: The much sought H1B visas could be decided through lottery in 2013, industry experts and officials feel, based on initial feedback from companies, as the US starts accepting applications from Monday. If it happens it would be for the first time since 2008 that the fate of thousands of applications...
  • Sri Lanka plans to grant working visa to Indians: Report February 24, 2013

    Colombo: Facing a shortage of labourers, Sri Lanka plans to grant work visas to Indians to harvest paddy in the country's north and east, a media report said on Sunday. "The government is helpless as our people are leaving the country to work as labourers in West Asia, Singapore, South...
  • UK: Stricter work visa rules for Indian students April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian students who wish to work after their studies in the UK will now need to apply for a job with a licensed Tire 2 sponsor, the government said on Wednesday. In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Human resource Development D Purandeswari said...
  • High rate of denial of US visas to Indians: Report February 10, 2012

    Washington: US immigration authorities, in the past four years, have increased denial of work-related visas, with India-born professionals being refused at higher rates than nationals of other countries, an American think tank said in a report on Friday. Analysis of new data obtained from US Citizenship and Immigration Services showed the...
  • Indians grab one-third of US H-1B work visas July 8, 2010

    Washington: Indian professionals grabbed one-third of the H-1B visas in 2009, even as there was a slump for the most coveted US work visas in the past two years. For the second year in running, there appears to be a low key response to the US H-1B visas with only...
  • US H1B work visas for skilled workers reach 65,000 cap December 24, 2009

    Washington: After months of tardy response, applications for US H-1B visas for highly skilled workers coveted by Indian professionals have reached the Congress-mandated cap of 65,000, thanks to a sudden spurt in the last couple of months. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Wednesday announced that it has received...
  • US, land of dreams? 20,000 slots left for H1B visas May 20, 2009

    Washington: The most sought after H-1B American work visa still has nearly 20,000 slots open seven weeks after the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) started receiving applications for the financial year 2010 beginning October this year. The USCIS on Tuesday said it has so far received approximately 45,500 H-1B petitions...