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  • Demand for H-1B visas up by 40% in 2014, says US immigration

    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revealed that it received 172,000 applications for H-1B visas in the first five working days of April this year, 40% more than over the same period last year. It has since held ballots to allocate the H-1B visa quota. It will now notify all the chosen… Read More »

    Apr 28, 2014
  • India Faces Highest Denial Rate for L1-B Visa

    The denial rate for the L1-B visa for Indians has increased by an alarming rate, according to a recent study conducted by The National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP).  The L1-B is a “non immigrant” visa, granting work permit in the U.S. to individuals with specialized knowledge in fields of technology, medicine etc. Although there… Read More »

    Apr 22, 2014
  • Best Countries To Work While You Study

    Switzerland: The Swiss Government has interesting norms for international students compared to other countries. The country gives much more importance to academics and its further progress than employment. International students hailing from non-EU/EFTA countries who are studying in Switzerland are permitted to accept part-time employment for a maximum of 15 hours per week, but that is only… Read More »

    Apr 22, 2014
  • The Worst Jobs For 2014

    Lumberjacks work outside in bitter cold and blazing heat, running heavy, dangerous machinery. They deal with massive trees and logs that can slip and cause serious injury. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, logging is the most dangerous job in America. For all that lumberjacks earn a median salary of just $24,000 and they… Read More »

    Apr 22, 2014
  • US plans to allow spouse of H-1B visa holder to work

    Spouses of H-1B visa holders with technical skills may be allowed to work in the United States under a new initiative by the Obama administration to attract the best and brightest from across the world. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon publish several proposed rules that will make the U.S. more attractive for… Read More »

    Apr 15, 2014
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