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

India calls on US for Non-Discriminatory H-1B Visa Regime

The H-1B visa has been discussed in the first-ever 2+2 Dialogue between India and the United States, held in Delhi last week. The Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has used the chance to “forcefully” bring up the issue to the US state secretary Mike Pompeo. Reportedly, the Minister asked secretary Pompeo for the US to take a non-discriminatory and predictable approach to the H-1B visa regime, since the warned and applied changes could affect the people-to-people [...]

2018-12-21T14:51:55+00:00 September 10th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

Indian CEO arrested in US on H-1B visa fraud charges

An Indian CEO has been arrested in the United States on visa fraud charges, and risks being sentenced to 10 years in prison and a fine of €250,000. Pradyumna Kumar Samal, the 49-year-old CEO of two Bellevue Information Technology Companies is suspected to have fraudulently obtained H-1B visas for over 200 foreign workers. According to the Department of Justice of the US Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Washington, Samal has been engaged in a scheme [...]

2018-12-21T14:54:04+00:00 September 7th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

Top US CEOs warn Trump’s immigration policies could harm economy

The CEO members of US Business Roundtable have written a letter to the Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen to express their concerns on the immigration policy changes.  Fifty-eight Chief Executive Officers of some of the biggest US companies have complained to Secretary Nielsen that the changes on the US immigration policy have caused anxiety to thousands of their employees, and threatened to disrupt company operations. According to this letter, due to [...]

2018-12-21T14:54:56+00:00 September 4th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal, US Visa/Passport News|

USCIS Extends Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions

The Unites States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on Tuesday that the temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions will be extended until February 19, 2019. On March this year, USCIS announced that the Trump administration had temporarily suspended premium processing for the Fiscal Year 2019 cap-subject petitions, until September 10, 2018. The suspension came into force on the same day that USCIS started accepting H-1B visa applications, on April 2. The premium processing is [...]

2018-12-21T14:56:03+00:00 August 29th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS director suggests US law should prohibit replacement of Americans by H-1B visa holders

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) director Lee Francis Cissna, said recently that he would be happy if there was a law in the US, that prohibited H-1B visa holders from taking jobs that could be filled by Americans. "I would really love it if Congress would pass a provision prohibiting American workers being replaced by H-1B workers," Cissna said, volunteering to draft it himself, immediately. He said so at an "Immigration Newsmakers" event organized by the [...]

2018-12-21T14:56:30+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

New Rule Makes it Easier for US Officials to Deny H-1B Visas

The Trump administration has granted the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services adjudicators with more power to deny applications, by giving these immigration officials full discretion to reject any of the applications that do not provide the necessary required information when submitted. The move means that US immigration officials will be able to reject visa and residence applications, requests and petitions without first issuing a request for evidence or notice of intent to deny, thus not giving [...]

2018-07-24T13:59:52+00:00 July 24th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

H1B, H4 visas: Microsoft could move jobs abroad if US immigration policies turn sour

The President and the Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft Brad Smith, claims that the company, one of the biggest in the IT sector in the US, could move some of the jobs abroad if the widely-discussed warned changes for the H-1B and H-4 visas come to life. Smith said so in an interview for the CNBC in which he claimed that the company would not do such a thing, unless they remain in a position in which [...]

2018-12-21T14:56:57+00:00 July 16th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

Trump’s Plan to Revoke Working Permits for H-4 Visa Holders to Leave 100,000 Jobless

If the plan of Donald Trump's administration to revoke working permits for spouses of H-1B visa holders gets approved, then the US will have around another 100 thousand more unemployed residents. A study carried recently by Christopher J.L Cunningham of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Pooja B.Vijaykumar from the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick, on the implications that the proposed H-4 visa update would cause, found that such shift would probably socially [...]

2018-07-03T13:16:30+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

Trump Administration May Stop Denying Young Doctor Visas

With the continued implementation of “Buy American, Hire American” executive order from the Trump Administration, the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) started denying visas for international medical residents. These residents had already been accepted to U.S medical school and were about to start their residencies in the usual dates of July 1st. USCIS argued that because the medical residents must get H-1B visas, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) must prove prevailing wages for them. [...]

2018-12-21T14:57:28+00:00 June 13th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal, US Visa/Passport News|

Carlson: “No Big Changes’ in H-1B Visa Program”

Despite of the warnings by Trump administration that the US immigration system will be revamped, few programs scrapped and stricter rules for others to be forced, the US Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Mary Kay L Carlson, told to reporters in New Delhi this week that "no big changes” have been made to the H-1B visa program. She also stated that no changes have been made to the H-4 visa policy yet, which is a visa issued [...]

2018-12-21T14:57:53+00:00 June 8th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|
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