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H-1B, L-1 Visa good news for Indian techies, others! US lifts ban partially
Thu, Aug 13, 2020
But, if an applicant is currently performing or is able to perform the essential functions of the position for the prospective employer remotely from outside the US, this criteria cannot be met, the State Department said.
New US visa regulations likely to cause uncertainties, difficulties for Indian students: official
Thu, Jul 09, 2020
Noting that partnership in higher education is a key component of the strong people-to-people ties between India and the US, the spokesperson said in the last two decades Indian students in American universities and colleges have been the harbingers of a strong partnership between technology and innovation sectors between the two countries.
In bilateral talks, India raises with US its decision on foreign students' visas
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
"They reaffirmed their commitment to work towards ensuring a free, open, inclusive, peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific. They agreed on the need to deepen cooperation in the United Nations, especially during India's membership of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2021-2022," the MEA said.
Foreign students with this visa to leave US? See what US universities and lawmakers said
Wed, Jul 08, 2020
International students contribute billions of dollars to the US economy and barring them from our country will deprive Americans of badly needed income. We cannot allow President Trump to continue destroying jobs and cause needless suffering just to satisfy his anti-immigrant base. We oppose this reckless policy and the lasting harm it will cause to universities and communities across the country, they said.
H-1B work visa: Good news! US permits doctors to practice telemedicine
Fri, May 15, 2020
A group of lawmakers in a letter to the USCIS said that these physicians are also unable to provide treatment through telemedicine programmes, which have provided much-needed surge capacity to underserved and rural areas during this pandemic.
US visa: Most H-1B employers use programme to pay migrant workers well below market wages, says report
Wed, May 06, 2020
Half of the top 30 H-1B employers use an outsourcing business model to provide staff for third-party clients, rather than employing H-1B workers directly to fill a special need at the company that applies for the visa, the report said.
US Embassy in Delhi organises Student Visa Day
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
The US Embassy in Delhi and its four consulates in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai played host to more than 4,000 Indian students seeking visas to study in the US.
US demands social media details from visa applicants
Sun, Jun 02, 2019
Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under new rules by the State Department. The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years` worth of email addresses and phone numbers.
US government misled Indian students by setting up fake university: Indian American attorney
Wed, Feb 06, 2019
California-based immigration attorney Anu Peshawaria said that the undercover operation has devastating consequences for hundred of Indian students.
H-1B visa: US think-tank seeks greater employment rights for those working under this programme
Thu, Jan 17, 2019
The report comes days after US President Donald Trump said he is soon coming out with reforms that will give H-1B visa holders certainty to stay in America and an easy pathway to citizenship.
Another US H1B visa shock for Indian workers coming! Trump admin to effect major changes
Thu, Oct 18, 2018
On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plans to come out with its new proposal by January, 2019.
US to start deporting Indians with visa problems from Monday?
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), tasked with granting visa or its extension to non-immigrants, said Wednesday they will start taking an incremental approach to implement the new rule from October 1. Under the new rule, they will issue notices to appear (NTA) to people whose applications regarding visa extension or changes in status have been denied.
H-4 visa news: Trump to kill Obama-era rules, affect over 1 lakh Indians; Details here
Sat, Sep 22, 2018
H-4 visas are issued by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) of the holders of H-1B visa, the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals.
H-1B visa: Unrealistic to expect softening of US stance, says Ganesh Natarajan
Fri, Sep 07, 2018
Today, there are three challenges facing the industry. The first is the inexorable shift to digital, leading to a completely different way global clients of the industry will deploy processes and technology to engage with customers and supply chain partners.
US visa: Trump admin misses deadline for second time on H4 notification
Tue, Jul 03, 2018
At the end of the month of June, the DHS did not give any explanation for not issuing the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which would have formally kicked off the process to terminate the Obama-era decision to provide work authorisation to spouses of H-1B visa holders. "I have no updates to provide at this time," a DHS official told PTI, noting that he cannot speculate on when a decision would be made.
US visa interviews: Don't come with prepared answers, US Embassy advises Indian student aspirants
Fri, Mar 30, 2018
According to a statement issued by the US Embassy, the visa interview itself takes less than five minutes and on average applicants spend less than 45 minutes in the US missions in India. Stating that there are 4,600 accredited universities in the US, Elizabeth Lawrence, Fraud Prevention Manager at the US Embassy, cautioned that using counterfeit documents might make one permanently ineligible for visa applications.
Automation, US visa issues impact Indian IT jobs for the first time in H1 FY18
Fri, Nov 03, 2017
This is the first time it has fallen to record low employment levels since the IT industry had put India on the global map for software services.
Entry-level programmers now not eligible under new H-1B guidelines
Wed, Apr 05, 2017
It said that an entry level computer programmer position would not generally qualify as a position in a “specialty occupation”
US H-1B policy memorandum likely to have little impact on members: Nasscom
Tue, Apr 04, 2017
The US government had issued a policy memorandum on March 31, which India's IT industry body Nasscom has said that it will little impact on its members applying for visas for higher level professionals this year.
Our IT cos not stealing US jobs, but creating them: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Responding to a query on cyber security, Prasad said the government is concerned about it and is doing its bit to deal with the threat.