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H1B Visa

No In-Person Interview For US Visas: State Department

Dec 24, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

US Visa applicants applying for a range of visas will now be exempted from in-person interviews as the US department of state has issued fresh guidelines owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and rising Omicron Cases.

US Waives In-person Interviews For Range Of Visas, Including H-1B, For 2022: State Dept

Dec 24, 2021 PTI

There will be no in-person interview for certain visa applicants, which also include H-1B visas. It is a non-immigrant visa usually issued to workers with theoretical or technical expertise who get hired in US companies.

HCL Technologies Not The only Indian Company To Be Accused Of Violating H-1B Visa Norms

According to the whistle-blower report by EPI, HCL makes a profit by placing temporary H-1B visa workers at numerous top companies.

US Lawmakers Seek Permanent Residence For H1B Visa Holders, Can Be Game Changer For Indians

Sep 01, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Under the current system, individuals from countries with large populations -- such as India and China -- face decades-long wait times to achieve lawful permanent resident status.

Indian Talent Moving To Other Countries Due To Outdated H-1B Visa Policy: US Experts Tell Lawmakers To Act

The experts have urged the Congress to act fast to prevent the Indian talent from moving to Canada from the United States.

19 March, 2021

Senators Urge President Joe Biden To Revoke Ban On H-1B And Other Visas

Outlook Web Bureau

In June 2020, Donald Trump instituted Proclamation 10052, ceasing the processing of non-immigrant H-1B, L-1, H-2B, and J-1 visas, based on the alleged potential risk to the labour market.

13 March, 2021

Biden Admin To Reconsider Objections To H-1B Visas During Trump Regime


The move is expected to ease Indian IT professionals who were having a tough time during the previous Trump admin due to various policieson non-immigrant work visas, like H-1B

02 March, 2021

Trump 'Gutted' US Immigration System: Homeland Security Secretary

Outlook Web Bureau

A day earlier, Trump at an event in Florida had alleged that the Biden administration has put the national security at risk by opening up the borders to illegal immigrants.

25 February, 2021

Joe Biden Overturns Donald Trump Ban On Many Green Card Applicants

Associated Press (AP)

Former President Donald Trump last spring halted the issuance of green cards until the end of 2020 in the name of protecting the coronavirus-wracked job market

09 February, 2021

US Court Seeks Joint Status Report On H4 visas By March

Outlook Web Bureau

An H-4 visa is issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to immediate family members of the H-1B visa holders

06 February, 2021

Registration For H-1B Visa To Begin On March 9

Outlook Web Bureau

Biden administration announced that it will continue with the traditional lottery system to issue the much sought-after work visa to foreign professionals.


22 January, 2021

Apple, Google Cheer For Joe Biden's Immigration Reforms

Outlook Web Bureau

Apple CEO Tim Cook welcomed President Biden's 'commitment to pursuing comprehensive immigration reform that reflects the American values of justice, fairness and dignity'.

12 January, 2021

Explained: What Are H-1B Work Visas, Requirements, Old Lottery System, And New Wage-Based Rules?

Outlook Web Bureau

Once again, the US administration amended the H-1B visa norms by changing the rules to give priority to higher wages and skills for the selection of deserving candidates.

03 December, 2020

US Court Blocks Two H-1B Regulations Proposed By Trump Administration


H-1B visas is a non-immigrant visa that allows American companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise

02 December, 2020

Judge Throws Out Donald Trump Rules Limiting Skilled-Worker Visas

Associated Press (AP)

The changes applying to the H-1B visa program announced in October include imposing salary requirements on companies employing skilled overseas workers and limits on specialty occupations.

29 October, 2020

Proposal To Scrap Lottery System For H-1B Visas By Trump Admin


The H-1B visa, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations.

23 October, 2020

Donald Trump's Order On H1-B And L-1 Visas Cost USD 100B, Claims Think Tank


The executive order signed by Donald Trump on June 22 temporarily bans issuing of fresh H1-B and L-1 visas.


22 October, 2020

US Proposes Not To Issue Business Visa For H1-B Speciality Occupations


The move is likely to impact several Indian companies which send their technology professionals on B-1 visas for a short stay to complete jobs on-site in the US.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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