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

US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Protect Work Authorization of H-1B Spouses

Revocation of work authorizations for H-4 visa holders would split up families, Representatives Anna G. Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren have asserted last Friday in front of US lawmakers. Both Democratic Representatives introduced the H-4 Employment Protection Act legislation that prohibits Trump Administration from scrapping the Obama-era rule, which permits spouses of H-1B visa holders to work. Upon the introduction of the proposal, Representative Eshoo said that protecting work authorization for these H-4 visa holders is a matter [...]

November 19th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

The U.S. to redefine the occupations that qualify for H-1B visas in January

The US administration has issued a rule, announcing that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will propose the revision of “specialty occupations" definition for the H-1B visa program. According to the rule published on the website of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs last week, such changes will be proposed with the aim of increasing focus on obtaining the best and brightest foreign nationals via the H-1B program. “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will propose [...]

October 22nd, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

H-1B: Apple wins fight to get ‘immigration scheme’ whistleblower lawsuit thrown out

Tech companies, Apple and Infosys, have won a case, in which they were sued by a whistleblower for allegedly bringing trainers into the US, illegally and fraudulently, to avoid the expense and difficulty of obtaining H-1B visas. Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court in San Jose ruled last Tuesday that the lawsuit filed in 2016 by former Apple employee Carl Krawitt, contained inflammatory claims. In the lawsuit, whistleblower Krawitt claimed that Apple “schemed” and “conspired” [...]

October 20th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

US IT organization sues USICS for violating H-1B visa policies

ITServe Alliance, a non-profit trade association of over a thousand companies in the IT service sector has sued the United States Citizenship and Immigration services (USCIS) for granting H-1B applicants with visas valid for less than three years. The lawsuit petition filed by ITServe Alliance claims that there were cases in which the USCIS issued H-1B visas valid for periods shorter than three years. According to the US immigration policies, H-1B visas are granted to applicants for [...]

October 15th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

US to Initiate Deportation of H-1B Holders with Expired Visas, Starting October 1

All US workers, living and working in the country under an H-1B visa so far, may face deportation in case their legal stay in the US has expired. In a bid to narrow the number of foreigners in the country, under the America First policy of Trump administration, the US Department of Homeland Security came up with the proposal to force leave workers under H-1B visa who were waiting for their Green Cards, earlier this year. However, [...]

September 27th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

US Tech Company Found Guilty of H-1B Visa Abuse

A US tech company based in a Redmond, Washington, has been found guilty of H-1B workers abuse. The US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation has found that the company, named People Tech Group Inc., paid to foreign H-1B workers in US entry-level wages, despite that they performed work of experience employees. These workers, who were computer analysts and computer programmers, were supposed to receive higher prevailing wages. According to a press release of [...]

September 26th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

US to revoke work permits to H4 visa holders within three months

After months of intimation and discussion on the changes that the Trump administration could make to the H-4 visa, last week concrete steps have been taken in this direction. The US administration has told to a federal court that it would come with a decision on the revocation of work permits to H-4 visa holders within the next three months. The US Department of Homeland Security told the US District Court in District of Columbia through a [...]

September 24th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

India calls on US for Non-Discriminatory H-1B Visa Regime

The H-1B visa has been discussed in the first-ever 2+2 Dialogue between India and the United States, held in Delhi last week. The Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has used the chance to “forcefully” bring up the issue to the US state secretary Mike Pompeo. Reportedly, the Minister asked secretary Pompeo for the US to take a non-discriminatory and predictable approach to the H-1B visa regime, since the warned and applied changes could affect the people-to-people [...]

September 10th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

Indian CEO arrested in US on H-1B visa fraud charges

An Indian CEO has been arrested in the United States on visa fraud charges, and risks being sentenced to 10 years in prison and a fine of €250,000. Pradyumna Kumar Samal, the 49-year-old CEO of two Bellevue Information Technology Companies is suspected to have fraudulently obtained H-1B visas for over 200 foreign workers. According to the Department of Justice of the US Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Washington, Samal has been engaged in a scheme [...]

September 7th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

Top US CEOs warn Trump’s immigration policies could harm economy

The CEO members of US Business Roundtable have written a letter to the Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen to express their concerns on the immigration policy changes.  Fifty-eight Chief Executive Officers of some of the biggest US companies have complained to Secretary Nielsen that the changes on the US immigration policy have caused anxiety to thousands of their employees, and threatened to disrupt company operations. According to this letter, due to [...]

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