US to start accepting applications for H-1B work visas from April 1

The US would begin accepting applications for the greatly sought H-1B work visas for highly-skilled employees for the financial year 2017 from the commencement of after that month, officials said. H-1B visa, well-liked among Indian techies, is used by American corporations to utilize overseas workers in professions that need extremely particular facts in fields such as science, engineering and computer programming.

There is no alter in the congressionally permission cap of 65,000 on H-1B visas for the Financial Year 2017, beginning October 1. The primary 20,000 H-1B petitions filed for persons with a US Master’s degree or higher are excused from the 65,000 cap.

US to start accepting applications for H-1B work visas from April 1

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US accepts H-1B visas from April 1st 2016

In a declaration, the US nationality and Immigration Services (USCIS) said this year it expects to take delivery of additional than 65,000 petitions during the original five business days of the programme.

The group will watch the number of petitions inward and inform the public when the H-1B cap has been meet “If USCIS receives a surplus of petitions during the primary five business days, the organization will make use of a computer- generated draw scheme to at random choose the number of petitions necessary to meet the cap,” the official declaration said.

The US is set to pass a bill on immigration with major implications for the $146-billion Indian IT sector and its employees.

US accepting H-1 B work visas curbs to a hurt IT- industry

The bill seeks to forbid companies from hiring H-1B workers if they utilize extra than 50 people in the US and more than 50% of those workers are H-1B and L-1 visa holders.

The bill, if approved, will place harsh boundaries on Indian IT companies that are the biggest users of H-1B visas. Though corporations do not reveal the data, it is believed that the huge Indian IT companies have additional than 50% of their employees on H-1Bs and L-1s.