H1B Visa News Portal

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

USCIS Denies Allegations that Over 900 H-1B Visa Registrations Were Wrongly Denied

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has denied allegations that up to 900 registrations for new H-1B petitions have been wrongly denied as duplicates by the agency due to a malfunction in the new electronic registration system. While attorneys believe that there are problems with the new system of the USCIS, the agency said that the scope of the denials was much higher than first thought, VisaGuide.World reports. The American Immigration Lawyers Association started noticing [...]

By |2020-04-14T14:14:37+02:00April 14th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

Two-Thirds of H-1B Visa Applications This Year Filed by Indians

More than 67 per cent of 275,000 registrations for H-1B visas in the fiscal year 2021 were filed by Indian citizens, the US Citizenship and  Immigration Services announced. From  250,00 applications, 85,000 applications are selected by the lottery, VisaGuide.World reports. India and China have been the largest beneficiaries of the H-1B visa, in the previous years as well. Even though Indian citizens make the largest number of beneficiaries of the temporary H-1B visa, last year they had [...]

By |2020-05-21T16:31:12+02:00April 3rd, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS Wrongly Denied Over 100 H-1B Visa Registrations

More than 100 registrations for new H-1B petitions have been mistakenly denied by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, due to a malfunction in the new electronic registration system. The new system enables an employer to register a company and submit the foreign citizen’s name they want to petition for the H-1B temporary visa, VisaGuide.World reports. Nearly 275,000 registration has been made by the employers, for the initial period for H-1B visa Cap, surpassing the annual cap [...]

By |2020-04-02T16:28:43+02:00April 2nd, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

US Tech Workers Urge Trump to Suspend H1-B and H-2B Visa Programs for This Year

A nonprofit organization, known as US Tech Workers, has urged America’s government to suspend for this year the H-1B and H-2B visa programs, to protect their interest amid coronavirus pandemic. Through a letter addressed to the US President, Donald Trump, the organization asked the suspension of these two programs amid the economic shutdown, due to COVID-19. “We have written a letter asking that the H-1B & H-2B visa program be suspended for this year due to the [...]

By |2020-04-01T21:00:46+02:00April 1st, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

COVID-19: H-1B Visa Workers Seek 180-Day Extension of Stay Due to Layoff

International technology professionals on H1-B visas want the US government to extend all their stay in the United States, from the existent 60 to 180 days after the layoff, due to coronavirus global crisis that affected businesses as well. H-1B visa holders have initiated a petition campaign on the official website of the White House asking to extend their stay in the US  and to protect the H1B workers under these difficult circumstances, VisaGuide.World reports. The petition [...]

By |2020-04-01T14:56:17+02:00April 1st, 2020|Coronavirus News and Updates, H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS: H-1B Visa Cap for 2021 Has Been Reached

The United States Citizenship and Immigration agency announced that the limit for the preliminary applications for H-1B visas has been reached, for the annual cap of 85,000 visas, as this is the first time USCIS imposed a new electronic registration system. Through the new system of USCIS, applications streamline the expensive and cumbersome applications process for H-1B temporary visas, VisaGuide.World reports. H-1B visa, enables all international citizens, specialized in specific skills such as IT professionals, architects, professors, [...]

By |2020-03-30T17:44:05+02:00March 30th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

DHS to Accelerate Processing of H-1B Visas Amid COVID-19 Shutdown

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is trying to fasten the process of granting H-1B visas to foreign workers in the US, amid a health crisis due to the COVID-19. The acceleration of visa application processing was announced on March 16 when DHS’s immigration services agency announced it would limit the use of “premium processing” to “help us to reduce overall H-1B processing times.” The temporary suspension of premium processing has been applied in a [...]

By |2020-03-23T16:14:13+02:00March 23rd, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

Trump Urged to Address Long Sufferings of H-1B Visa Holders

A group of high skilled immigrants from India, addressed a memorandum to President Trump, urging him to fasten the processing of Green Card or legal permanent residency applications, as well as to remove bureaucratic difficulties from the most sought after work visas among which, the H-1B visa. The H1-B visa is the United States visa that permits all companies to employ workers who are graduated in university. "The assistance in resolving above will provide needed relief to [...]

By |2020-03-27T16:02:58+02:00March 20th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

Coronavirus Raises Difficulties for US Employers of H-1B Visa Holders

In the past few weeks, the widespread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) has introduced a large number of difficulties to the general public. We are all taking measures to practice social distancing and try and stop the further spread of the virus. But as countries are closing their borders, employees are working from home, and students are taking their classes online, immigrant workers in the US are facing their own set of difficulties. The Trump administration has [...]

By |2020-03-17T16:37:12+02:00March 17th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|

One in Five H1-B Visa Petitions Denied by US in 2019

One in every fifth petition for the US H-1B visas were denied in 2019, by the United States Government, while the denial rate is higher for Indians, a study from official figures reveals. Indian IT companies such as Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys had a higher denial rate compared to American companies, VisaGuide.World reports. While the total denial rate for 2019, decreased to 21 percent, compared to 2018 when the denial rate was 24 percent, the National [...]

By |2020-08-26T10:26:10+02:00March 11th, 2020|H1B Visa News Portal|