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.

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H-1B Visa Holders Affected by Delays in Getting Dates From US Embassy

A large number of citizens from India in the United States who hold H-1B visas are subject to several challenges when planning to travel to other countries, including visiting their families in India. The problem arises after they need a valid visa stamp on their passport before they travel back to the US, VisaGuide.World reports. …

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Holders of H-1B Visa Among Highest Paid Workers in US, Statistics Show

Holders of H-1B visas are among the highest-paid workers in the United States, while their salaries are in the 90th percentile of all salaries in the country, meaning that they have salaries in the top ten percent of US salary earnings. Such conclusions have been reached in the think tank Cato Institute, VisaGuide.World reports. Through …

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USCIS Announces Selection Process for FY 2023 H-1B Cap Is Completed

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it received enough petitions during the initial registration period in order to reach the fiscal year 2023 H-1B numerical allocations, also taking into account the advanced degree exemption or known as the master’s cap. As expected, the USCIS has received more electronic H-1B registrations …

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H-1B Visa Cap for 2022 Has Been Reached, USCIS Confirms

The United States has received enough petitions required in order to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa for US advanced degree exemption known as master’s cap for the fiscal year 2022. Such an announcement has been confirmed through a statement published by the United States Citizenship and Immigration …

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US Conducts Third Random Selection of H-1B Applications Previously Submitted for FY 2022

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have conducted another random selection of H-1B visa applications, the third in a row for the fiscal year 2022. According to a press release of the USCIS, the selection has been conducted upon an assertion that more registrations are needed in order to reach FY 2022 H-1B numerical …

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US Permits Automatic Job Authorisation for Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders

Authorities in the United States have announced that they will offer automatic work authorisation permits from which spouses of H-1B visa holders will benefit. Such a move comes after a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), this summer, VisaGuide.World reports. Through the H-1B visa program, internationals engaged in fields such as …

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Number of Indians Who Applied for H-1B Visas to Work in US IT Sector Has Increased

Even though many Indian IT companies in the US made several changes to their policies and even changed their ways of recruiting employers to their companies last year, these moves weren’t enough in order to attract skilled American workers to fill essential positions. Last year, specific visa norms and other policies applied by the Trump …

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Higher Number of H-1B Visas Issued by US Administration This Year

More internationals interested in temporarily working in the United States in fields such as technology, law, architecture, etc., have been permitted to do so, as the approval rate for H-1B visa, which offers such possibilities for internationals, has increased during this year. According to a report published by the Economic Times, the approval rates for …

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