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

Four Executives of IT Staffing Companies Arrested in US for H1B Visa Fraud

Three California men and one other from New Jersey have been charged by complaint for being involved in a scheme through which they falsely filed H-1B visa applications for foreigners under claims they already had a job in the US. 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 and similar.  The visa is also called the [...]

2019-07-05T08:56:25+00:00 July 5th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

H1-B Visa Approvals Drop to 85% in FY 2018

The rate of H-1B visa approvals has dropped from 93% for fiscal year 2017 to 85% in 2018. A total of 335,000 H-1B visas, including first and new applications, were approved, out of 396,300 completed applications for FY 2018. According to numbers released by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a year before, there were 373,400 applications approved out of 403,300 received. Data shows that the approval rate has been dropping since 2015 as follows: [...]

2019-06-11T12:40:51+00:00 June 11th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS Completes H-1B Visa Cap Selection Process for Fiscal Year 2020

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have completed all H-1B visa cap selection process for fiscal year 2020. According to a press release of the agency, the computer-generated random selection process, including those selected under the U.S. advanced degree exemption has been finalized. “As in previous years, we will now begin returning all H-1B cap-subject petitions that we did not select and will issue an announcement once we are done notifying petitioners. Due to the volume [...]

2019-05-22T14:29:27+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

Trump Administration Proposes H-1B Visa Fee Hike

American employers wishing to bring to US highly-skilled foreigners on an H-1B visa may soon have to face some other challenges, while applying, and that is the higher costs for getting the visa. The Trump administration is proposing to increase the fees for H-1B visa applicants, in order to fund the expansion of the apprentice program that prepares the American youngsters in fields related to technology. While testifying before a Congressional committee the United States Labor Secretary [...]

2019-05-13T10:11:03+00:00 May 13th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

Center for Immigration Studies: American Workers Are Being Replaced by the H-1B Visa Program

The American Center for Immigration Studies has come with a new report, unfolding stories of American STEM workers who were allegedly “victims of the H-1B program”. The CIS, which is a non-profit organization and think tank that opposes immigration, through the years has voiced its concerns regarding “foreigners taking jobs from Americans.” In its latest report, the CIS accuses big corporations and their lobbyists for falsely claiming that there is a shortage of American STEM workers. “In [...]

2019-05-07T08:44:41+00:00 May 7th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

FY 2020 H-1B Visa Regular Cap Reached in Five Days

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have announced that the H1-B Visa regular cap for the fiscal year 2020 has been reached. According to a press release of the USCIS, the agency has received a sufficient number of petitions projected as needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap for the fiscal year 2020. “USCIS will next determine if we have received a sufficient number of petitions to meet the 20,000 H-1B [...]

2019-04-09T08:18:57+00:00 April 9th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

All H-1B visa applicants can now apply for visa petition premium processing. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have decided to bring back premium processing for all categories of H-1B visa applicants on March 12, 2019.  “USCIS will resume premium processing on Tuesday, March 12, for all H-1B petitions. If you received a request for evidence (RFE) for a pending petition, you should include the RFE response with the premium processing request,” a notice posted on [...]

2019-03-15T08:28:18+00:00 March 15th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

10 Years Analysis for the H-1B Visa Program and Applications

The United States of America is a very popular working destination, in particular among youngsters. A high number of workers from all across the globe travel to the US under a work visa. The number of foreign workers employed on a full-time basis in the US as of December 2017 is 125.44 million. Thus, foreign workers make 17.1 percent of the 27.4 million workers in the US, as of the same date. The H-1B visa also referred [...]

2019-03-14T15:47:22+00:00 March 14th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

Top 10 Reasons Why USCIS Requires Additional Documents From H-1B Petitioners

The number of Requests for Evidence issued by USCIS to H-1B visa applicants has encountered a very high increase in 2018. According to data on delayed processing of H-1B visa applications, in 2018 there was a drastic increase in the rate of Request for Evidence issued last year. The RFEs issued by the end of 2018 spiked up by 60 percent, compared to 2015’s high of 35 percent. Statistics also show that the rate of H-1B approvals [...]

2019-03-04T08:39:46+00:00 March 4th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

DHS Completes Proposed Regulation to Scrap Work Authorization From H-1B Spouses

The US Department of Homeland security has completed a proposed regulation to bring to an end the H-4 EAD program, which gives to the right to work the H-4 visa holders. A notice on the proposal has been published by the Office of Management and Budget, which suggests the removal of certain H-4 visa holders from its regulation as aliens eligible for employment. “On February 25, 2015, DHS published a final rule extending eligibility for employment authorization [...]

2019-02-25T14:31:45+00:00 February 25th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|