H1B Visa News Portal

The H1B visa is a non-immigrant US work visa which enables foreigners to work in the US in specific job positions such as

  • Professors.
  • Doctors.
  • Lawyers.
  • Engineers.
  • IT Specialists.

This visa is also called Person in Specialty Occupation Visa because of the university degree that the applicants are required to possess.

The USCIS opens applications every year in spring. The program has a visa cap of 65 thousand applications, meaning when this number is reached no more applications are received. The applications of the first 20 thousand applicants with a master’s degree are exempt from this visa cap.

On the VisaGuide.World H-1B Visa Portal you can find the latest news and updates on H-1B Visa.

Already in the United States with an H-1B visa? If you haven’t purchased a proper health insurance plan, you can visit this guide to obtaining health insurance for H-1B visa holders.

Latest H-1B News

USCIS Increases Premium Processing Fee – Including for H-1B

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the fee for premium processing has increased, as required by the Counting Appropriations Act and Other Extensions Act, Pub. L. No. 116-159, adopted on October 1, 2020. According to the new decision, the fee for Form I-907 Request for Premium Processing will increase from $1,440 to $2,500, for all persons except for those who apply for H-2B or R-1 non-immigrant status. The premium processing fee for [...]

By |2020-10-21T16:43:11+02:00October 21st, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

DHS Issues Interim Final Rule for H-1B Visa Classification

The United States Department of Homeland Security’ (DHS) long-warned interim final rule has finally been brought to light, amending some of the regulations to the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program, in order to “strengthen the visa classification program”. According to the interim final rule’s changes, the “speciality occupation” definition will be amended to better align with the meaning of the term; therefore there will be added words such as “worksite” and “third-party worksite”, while the purpose of the [...]

By |2020-10-19T12:52:14+02:00October 19th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

US Judge Freezes Visa Fee Increase of H-1B and L-1 Category

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the visa fee for immigrants who belong to H1-B and L-1 category, will not be increased after the US Federal Court has turned down President Donald Trump’s proposal. The Department of Homeland and Security (DHS) tried to increase H-1B visa fees by 20 per cent, while L-1 visas were planned to increase by 75 per cent. However, the US District Court for the Northern District of California [...]

By |2020-10-07T13:01:20+02:00October 7th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

H-1B Visa Program Amendments Under White House Review

The proposed amendment to the H-1B visa program by President Trump's administration, which would define what exactly "special occupation" would include, is close to publication, as the United States Department for Homeland and Security has already sent the proposed rule to the White House's Office of Management and Budget, VisaGuide.World reports. After the White House regulatory office reviews the regulation, it will be released by the federal agency and ready to be published for the public's comments. [...]

By |2020-09-08T15:16:58+02:00September 8th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

US Approves More Than 95% of  H-1B Visa Applications in June, Highest Since Trump Took Over

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has estimated that 95.5 per cent of the total H-1B visa applications filed were approved, during the third quarter of the current fiscal year, the highest since Donald Trump became President of the United States. According to USCIS, the data belongs to the third quarter of the year, that ended on June 30, a few days after Trump suspended new applications for non-immigrant visas including H-1B and L-1, VisaGuide.World [...]

By |2020-08-26T10:24:33+02:00August 24th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS Reveals Results of the Second H-1B Cap Lottery

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revealed the results of the second H-1B cap lottery. The additionally selected number by the agency has been made from the registrations initially submitted during the registration period from March 1, VisaGuide.World reports. H-1B's annual cap is 85,000 applications, even though the number of applications often surpasses the cap. This year have been marked  280,000 registrations; from them, 68 per cent were Indians. Nearly 185,000 registrations were denied in the [...]

By |2020-08-26T10:25:16+02:00August 19th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

Trump to Suspend Temporary Work Visas Until the End of 2020

The United States President, Donald Trump has decided to suspend temporary work visas for foreigners, until the end of 2020 by signing an executive order. Trump's decision will affect H-1B visas, for all those who have been employed in highly specialized fields, H-2 visas for seasonal workers, who do non-agricultural work, H-4 visas for spouses of H-1B visa holders; L-1 Issued to intracompany managers or executives and J-1 visas for scholars and professors. The administration says that [...]

By |2020-06-24T10:14:59+02:00June 23rd, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal, US Visa/Passport News|

H-1B Spouses May Continue Working in US

Donald Trump's administration may allow spouses of H-1B visa holders to legally work in the country, as according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) their employment in the US does not mean they are taking jobs from US nationals. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has appealed to a US district court not to put an end to the earlier Obama's law, the  H-4 employment authorisation document (EAD), which allowed spouses of H-1B visa holders to [...]

By |2020-05-11T16:48:32+02:00May 11th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

US Gives 60-Days Grace Period to H-1B Visa and Green Card Applicants

The Federal Government of the United States has given a grace period of 60 days to H-1B visa and Green Card applicants, who received notices for submission of their documents amid Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). The US Citizenship and Immigration Services statement stressed that the 60-day grace period for responding to its requests will include the following: requests for evidence; continuations to request evidence (N-14); notices of intent to deny, to revoke, to rescind and to terminate regional [...]

By |2020-05-04T11:59:53+02:00May 4th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS Denies Allegations that Over 900 H-1B Visa Registrations Were Wrongly Denied

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has denied allegations that up to 900 registrations for new H-1B petitions have been wrongly denied as duplicates by the agency due to a malfunction in the new electronic registration system. While attorneys believe that there are problems with the new system of the USCIS, the agency said that the scope of the denials was much higher than first thought, VisaGuide.World reports. The American Immigration Lawyers Association started noticing [...]

By |2020-04-14T14:14:37+02:00April 14th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|