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 […]

70,000 Immigrants in the US Could Lose Their Jobs

70,000 Immigrants in the US Could Lose Their Jobs

The US president, Donald Trump has made it clear that he wants only high-skilled immigrants in the country. On the other hand, he’s pushing to make many high-skilled immigrants lose their jobs by retrieving their work permits. His argument for wanting to deny these highly skilled H-4 visa holders access to the job market is […]

H-1B Policy Changes is Threatening to US Tech Sector

H-1B Policy Changes is Threatening to US Tech Sector

A Recent report has shown that the rate at which the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (U.S.C.I.S) denied initial H-1B appeals filed by IT companies of India in 2018 reflects that regular changes in the policies of H-1B visa can be very detrimental to the sector. Notwithstanding, the situation can be used positively by […]

US to Stop Work Authorization for Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders

US to Stop Work Authorization for Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders

Proposed changes to H-1B visa program that will see work authorization for spouses of the holders of H-1B visas come to an end have been formally received by the White House as tens of thousands of people that will be affected by these changes await the decision of the White House. On Wednesday, February 20, […]

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 […]

Philippines to Appeal Trump’s 1-Year Ban on Work Visas

Philippines to Appeal Trump’s 1-Year Ban on Work Visas

The Philippines has requested for more info on the decision of the Trump administration to enforce a 1-year ban on new Filipino workers coming into the country. If the reason for the ban turns out to be baseless, the Philippine government might have to appeal the ban. If the US continues with its plan to […]

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 […]

Australians Set on Retaining Access to the E3 Visa

Australians Set on Retaining Access to the E3 Visa

The US is eager to kill a plan that would have compelled professional Australians who have are equally highly skilled, to compete with their contemporaries from Ireland for the much underused US E3 Visa. Australians retain 100% access which entails having all 10,500 visas to themselves. The E3 visa is not available to other countries, […]

H1B Visas: ‘Dramatic Increase’ In Number Of H-1B Visas Being Held Up

H1B Visas: ‘Dramatic Increase’ In Number Of H-1B Visas Being Held Up

The H-1B Visa is designed to give companies in the US the opportunity to hire foreigners who are experts in speciality occupations that need technical or even theoretical competence. It is a non-immigrant visa and most tech companies in the US leverage it and its provisions to employ tens of thousands of employees every year […]