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 Assures H-1B Holders Certainty to Stay and Potential Path to US Citizenship

H-1B visa holders in the US may soon be able to apply for US citizenship. At least that is what the US President Donald Trump implied through a tweet. In a statement posted recently on Twitter, President Trump assured H-1B holders that the changes that are soon to be implied to the H-1B visa program would bring both, simplicity and certainty to their stay in the US. "H-1B holders in the United States can rest assured that [...]

2019-01-15T13:11:35+00:00 January 15th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

DHS Proposes Merit-Based Rule That Favors Most-Skilled, Highest-Paid Foreign Workers

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has officially proposed the recent warned changes regarding the H-1B visa. According to a press release of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the proposed changes require that petitioners first electronically register with the USCIS, to file H-1B cap-subject petitions. They will also reverse the order of the H-1B petition's selection, by increasing the number of beneficiaries with a master's or higher degree from a US institution, under the [...]

2018-12-21T14:28:16+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

New H1-B visa lottery process and more paperwork for those who hire foreigners

IT companies based in the US will now have it harder to hire and bring foreign professionals to the country under the H1-B visa. According to the latest reports, the Trump administration has set new rules for H-1B petitioners, who will now have to pre-register electronically for the annual H-1B lottery. Then, only the lottery winners would have to subsequently file the petitions. Though the move will help the companies hiring foreign professionals to save significantly, it [...]

2018-11-28T15:49:05+00:00 November 28th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

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 [...]

2018-12-21T14:29:15+00:00 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 [...]

2018-12-21T14:30:59+00:00 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” [...]

2018-10-20T11:59:40+00:00 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 [...]

2018-10-15T08:07:48+00:00 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, [...]

2018-12-21T14:31:54+00:00 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 [...]

2018-09-26T10:18:46+00:00 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 [...]

2018-12-21T14:51:02+00:00 September 24th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|
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