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

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

By |2021-09-10T16:15:35+02:00September 10th, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

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 [...]

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

By |2021-09-09T21:03:11+02:00September 9th, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

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 [...]

US Rejecting Fewer H-1B Visa Applications, Data Show

By |2021-09-01T22:04:58+02:00September 1st, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal, US Visa/Passport News|

The H-1B visa denial rates for some of India's top IT services companies have marked a decrease in the first months of the fiscal year 2021, compared to the previous financial year. According [...]

USCIS: Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process for H-1B Visas Completed

By |2021-04-05T12:14:29+02:00April 5th, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

The United States Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that it received enough applications during the initial registration period in order to reach the 2022 fiscal year cap for the Person in Specialty Occupation [...]

USCIS May Reopen H-1B Petitions Rejected Previously by Trump Administration

By |2021-03-17T15:49:07+02:00March 17th, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

The Biden administration has unfolded its plans to reopen H-1B petitions that have previously been denied due to three rescinded Trump policy memos. Such announcement has brought hope to many Indian professionals, who [...]

DHS Introduces Final Rule to Make H-1B Visa Program More Effective & Efficient

By |2021-02-15T18:01:15+02:00February 15th, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

A final rule changing regulations governing H-1B cap-subject petitions, counting also those that could be eligible for the advanced degree exemption has been posted for public inspection by the Department of Homeland and [...]

H-1B Visa Rejection Rates Declined Profoundly for Top 10 Companies in Summer 2020

By |2021-02-01T14:28:04+02:00February 1st, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

The rejection rates for H-1B work visas has marked an enormous decrease for the top 10 companies in the quarter ended September 31, 2020, based on an analysis published by the United States [...]

US Develops New Unit to Examine Optional Practical Training Work Permits for International Students

By |2021-01-18T16:29:04+02:00January 18th, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

A new unit to examine the use of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) for students and employers has been developed by the United States Department of Homeland and Security. The Optional Practical Training [...]

USCIS Amends H-1B Selection Process to Prioritize Wages

By |2021-01-12T15:25:25+02:00January 12th, 2021|H1B Visa News Portal|

The Trump administration has once again changed H-1B visa norms by amending regulations to prioritize higher wages and skills for selecting deserving candidates. According to an announcement published by the United States Citizenship [...]

H-1B Visa Denial Rates Remain High Though a Decline Was Marked in Third-Quarter

By |2020-12-10T15:51:07+02:00December 10th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

H1-B denial rates have remained high, compared to the previous year; however, the figures show that the denial rate has decreased during the third quarter of FY 2020, due to the new way [...]

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