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

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|

93% of H-4 Approved Work Authorizations From India, Report Says

Indian nationals make up 93% of the current H-4 visa holders with work authorizations in the United States, a report published in the recent days by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) of the US Congress shows. According to this report, since May 2015 to December 2017, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services have approved 126,853 applications for employment authorization for H-4 visa holders. Among which, a staggering 93% are women and the rest are men. The report [...]

2018-06-06T07:51:14+00:00 May 18th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

Indians Turn to America’s ‘Golden Visa’ as H1B Tightens Up

After a suppression of Indian national's favorite visa which enabled professionals to enter the United States, affluent Indians have turned to EB5 visa, which are widely known as "Golden Visas". These visas, which are given only to foreigners who prove they will be investing $500,000 thus creating ten jobs in the US, have burst in the past months. While the H1B environment becomes everyday and tougher with the new measures set by Trump administration, more and more [...]

2018-05-18T07:00:22+00:00 April 30th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

H1B Approvals for Indian IT Companies Drop by 43% Between 2015-17

H1B approvals for Indian IT companies have dropped by 43% between 2015-17, a recent analysis of government data by the National Foundation for American Policy has found. According to this recently published report, 8,468 new H-1B visas for Indian-based companies in the financial year 2017 equaled only 0.006 percent of the 160 million in the US labor force, thus also marking a decline of 43 percent for these companies since FY 2015, when they received a total [...]

2018-05-07T13:55:56+00:00 April 26th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

US govt fills annual cap of 85,000 H-1B visas in just five days

The popular H-1B visa program, which gives the opportunity to foreigners of areas which require specialized knowledge to come to the United States and fill available jobs, has reached its cap within just 5 days. While application opened on April 2, by Monday the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service announced through a press release published on its official website that the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019 has been reached, and a sufficient [...]

2018-12-21T14:59:49+00:00 April 18th, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|

H-1B Visa Premium Processing Temporarily Suspended by Federal Agency

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that starting from April 2, 2018 it will begin to accept H-1B visa applications. However, the Trump administration has temporarily suspended premium processing for the Fiscal Year 2019 cap-subject petitions. The suspension of the premium processing, which is an option that permits certain petitioners to pay an extra $1,225 fee for USCIS to take action on their petition within 15 calendar days of filing, is expected to [...]

2018-12-21T14:59:37+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|H1B Visa News Portal|
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