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Good news for those who work in United States of America (H1-B Visa)

written by Altmash Malik September 27, 2017
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The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year. And the H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows USA companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields. The H1B visa cap is of 65,000 visas for each fiscal year. In addition, there is an yearly “master’s cap” of 20 thousand petitions filed for recipients with a USA master’s degree or higher.

On 3 rd March 17 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service declares on their website that from April 3, 2017 they would temporarily suspend premium processing for all US H1B visa petitions until further notice. On 18 th April 17 President Trump signed a "Buy American, Hire American&quot’s Executive Order which sets broad policy intentions directing federal agencies to propose reforms to the US H1B visa system.

The US H1-B visa is intended to be used for staff in specialty profession. The occupation must meet some of the criteria to qualify as a specialty occupation like degree obligation for the job is common to the industry or the job is so difficult or exceptional that it can be performed only by an person with a special degree.


An H4 Visa holder is allowed to stay in the United States as long as the US H-1B visa holder remains in legal standing. While, an H-4 visa holder is not entitled to work in the United States if not able to come under a non, they may attend school, open a bank account and attain a driver’s license while in the US. US H-1B visa holders can bring their wife and kids under the age of 21 years to the United States under the H-4 Visa group as dependents. Technical businesses may want to think obtaining a visa for and hiring qualified foreign employees to fill these vacancies. Federal immigration law offers for these visas, known as H I B I visas. They are obtainable generally to United States employers and are relatively easy to attain, typically taking several weeks, not several months, to process.

The US H-1B visa is a non-immigrant USA visa that allows United States companies to employ foreign personnels in speciality job that require theoretical or technical skill. The technology companies depend upon it to employ tens of thousands of workers every year. The US has recommenced fast processing of US H-1B work visas in all categories subject to Congress-mandated limit, five months after it was suspended for the time being to handle the massive rush of applicants for the work visas popular among Indian IT professionals.

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