H-1B Visa Fee Has Cost Employers $5 Billion Since 1999

H-1B Visa Fee Has Cost Employers $5 Billion Since 1999

Employers in the US, who use the H-1B visa program to hire high-skilled foreign professionals, spend a lot of money in their sponsorship. The visa fees are ever on the rise. These visa fees are increasing even when the government had placed the visa program under so much scrutiny. So far, US employees have paid […]

US Drastic Visa Review Targeted at Pakistanis

US Drastic Visa Review Targeted at Pakistanis

The US has made a revision on its visa policy for citizens of Pakistan. There is going to be an increase in visa fees and the visa validity for various categories has been changed. The US Embassy in Islamabad issued a notification to this regard which revealed that Pakistani journalists will have their visa validity […]

US Now Prefers Masters Degree Holders for H-1B Visa

US Now Prefers Masters Degree Holders for H-1B Visa

The government of the United States has made some changes to the guidelines of their H-1B visa scheme. This new guideline has placed a priority on technology professionals who are high-skilled and who have a master’s degree from a university in the US over entry-level professionals from third world countries. These new changes are likely […]

US Imposes a Visa Restriction on Ghanaians

US Imposes a Visa Restriction on Ghanaians

All countries that signed the UN Convention on International Civil Aviation has an obligation to issue to its citizens, all the relevant travel documents under removal orders given by another country. Section 243(d) of America’s Immigration and Nationality Act states that when a country is adamant in denying or delaying without reason, in accepting the […]

New Visa Rules Reduce Dominance of Indian Techies in H-1B Scheme

New Visa Rules Reduce Dominance of Indian Techies in H-1B Scheme

With America’s president, Donald Trump’s anti-immigration agenda, outsourcing companies in the US owned by Indians have been constrained to focus on talents already in the US for recruitment. But then, this route is cost-intensive. CARE, a company that deals with credit ratings recently released a report where they revealed that they foresee more locals being […]

US Senate Votes to Impose Visa Ban on Chinese Officials

The Senate of the United States has passed a significant bipartisan bill to impose a visa ban on Chinese officials who deny journalists, American citizens, and government officials access to Tibet. Tibet is a remote town in the Himalayas and is the homeland of the exiled Dalai Lama. In September, the US House of Representatives […]

The US to Waive visas for Five EU Countries

The US to Waive visas for Five EU Countries

There has been a transatlantic dispute running since 2014 between the US and five EU countries. This dispute requires that citizens of these countries must first obtain a US visa before they could enter the US. The EU countries involved in the dispute are Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania, and Poland. This dispute came up in […]