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 posess.

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 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.

Latest H-1B News

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|

Two-Thirds of H-1B Visa Applications This Year Filed by Indians

More than 67 per cent of 275,000 registrations for H-1B visas in the fiscal year 2021 were filed by Indian citizens, the US Citizenship and  Immigration Services announced. From  250,00 applications, 85,000 applications are selected by the lottery, VisaGuide.World reports. India and China have been the largest beneficiaries of the H-1B visa, in the previous years as well. Even though Indian citizens make the largest number of beneficiaries of the temporary H-1B visa, last year they had [...]

By |2020-05-21T16:31:12+02:00April 3rd, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS Wrongly Denied Over 100 H-1B Visa Registrations

More than 100 registrations for new H-1B petitions have been mistakenly denied by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, due to a malfunction in the new electronic registration system. The new system enables an employer to register a company and submit the foreign citizen’s name they want to petition for the H-1B temporary visa, VisaGuide.World reports. Nearly 275,000 registration has been made by the employers, for the initial period for H-1B visa Cap, surpassing the annual cap [...]

By |2020-04-02T16:28:43+02:00April 2nd, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

US Tech Workers Urge Trump to Suspend H1-B and H-2B Visa Programs for This Year

A nonprofit organization, known as US Tech Workers, has urged America’s government to suspend for this year the H-1B and H-2B visa programs, to protect their interest amid coronavirus pandemic. Through a letter addressed to the US President, Donald Trump, the organization asked the suspension of these two programs amid the economic shutdown, due to COVID-19. “We have written a letter asking that the H-1B & H-2B visa program be suspended for this year due to the [...]

By |2020-04-01T21:00:46+02:00April 1st, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

COVID-19: H-1B Visa Workers Seek 180-Day Extension of Stay Due to Layoff

International technology professionals on H1-B visas want the US government to extend all their stay in the United States, from the existent 60 to 180 days after the layoff, due to coronavirus global crisis that affected businesses as well. H-1B visa holders have initiated a petition campaign on the official website of the White House asking to extend their stay in the US  and to protect the H1B workers under these difficult circumstances, VisaGuide.World reports. The petition [...]

By |2020-04-01T14:56:17+02:00April 1st, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS: H-1B Visa Cap for 2021 Has Been Reached

The United States Citizenship and Immigration agency announced that the limit for the preliminary applications for H-1B visas has been reached, for the annual cap of 85,000 visas, as this is the first time USCIS imposed a new electronic registration system. Through the new system of USCIS, applications streamline the expensive and cumbersome applications process for H-1B temporary visas, VisaGuide.World reports. H-1B visa, enables all international citizens, specialized in specific skills such as IT professionals, architects, professors, [...]

By |2020-03-30T17:44:05+02:00March 30th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

DHS to Accelerate Processing of H-1B Visas Amid COVID-19 Shutdown

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is trying to fasten the process of granting H-1B visas to foreign workers in the US, amid a health crisis due to the COVID-19. The acceleration of visa application processing was announced on March 16 when DHS’s immigration services agency announced it would limit the use of “premium processing” to “help us to reduce overall H-1B processing times.” The temporary suspension of premium processing has been applied in a [...]

By |2020-03-23T16:14:13+02:00March 23rd, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|