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

USCIS Makes Premium Processing Available for H-1B Petitions Filed Before December 22, 2018

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have decided to make premium processing available again for H-1B visa petitions that were filed on or before December 21, 2018. On February 15, this year, the USCIS announced that starting on the same day, all those who received a transfer notice for a pending H-1B petition and those received a request for evidence (RFE) for a pending petition were eligible for premium processing. “If you received a transfer notice [...]

By | 2019-08-03T15:18:42+00:00 February 19th, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

DHS Introduces Electronic Registration Requirement for H-1B Visa Program

The United States Department of Homeland Security has decided to change the way H-1B visa application forms are submitted. According to a press release by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services new amended to the application process, require from H-1B petitioners to first electronically register with the USCIS. The USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna claims that the new changes are simple and smart, and a benefit for employers in the US as well. “The new registration system, [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:05:21+00:00 February 1st, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have decided to bring back the premium processing for all fiscal year 2019 H-1B cap petitions. According to an alert published in the official USCIS website, the premium processing will also be available for the advanced degree exemption or else known as the "master's cap". “USCIS will resume premium processing on Monday, Jan. 28, for all fiscal year (FY) 2019 H-1B cap petitions, including those eligible for the advanced degree [...]

By | 2019-08-03T15:18:43+00:00 February 1st, 2019|H1B Visa News Portal|

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 [...]

By | 2019-08-03T15:18:43+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 [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:07:21+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 [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:07:22+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 [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:06:03+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 [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:07:51+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” [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:07:52+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 [...]

By | 2019-08-03T15:20:04+00:00 October 15th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|