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 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|

Combating Fraud and Abuse in the H-1B Visa Program

The H-1B visa is a popular topic of discussion amongst lawmakers and U.S authorities. It serves to complement the U.S population’s workforce with skills of foreigners. The H-1B visa is for employers to hire foreign employees if they could not find a qualified, willing, or available U.S worker for the position. Each year, the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receives petitions from employers for these visas. The U.S Congress though has limited the number of H-1B [...]

2018-12-21T14:58:30+00:00 June 5th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal, Tips|

Over 5000 Cases of H-1B Visa Abuse and Fraud Reported Last Year

U.S visa rules have continued to become stricter following the 2016 election of President Trump. His focus on increasing U.S citizen’s employment and economic development has had an effect on immigration policies, specifically on the work visas. After the signing of the “Buy American, Hire American” executive order, the U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) increased their efforts to combat fraud in U.S visas. The USCIS is the non-immigrant and immigrant visa authority and as such takes [...]

2018-06-04T07:37:07+00:00 June 4th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

H-1B Visa Rules Tightened

With the increased focus on immigration policies and laws, there has been particular scrutiny on the H-1B visa. More specifically, attention is being paid at the employer-employee relationship when the employee or H-1B visa holder works at a third party-site. The H-1B visa is one of the most sought after nonimmigrant work visas by foreigners. It is widely used especially from Indian IT companies who are hired by U.S employers and sponsored to work in the U.S. [...]

2018-10-12T14:48:13+00:00 May 24th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|