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  • US receives 172,000 H1B visa petitions, lottery decides fate

    The US, which received more than 172,000 applications for the H-1B visas, has conducted a computerised draw of lots to determine who all would be given the most sought after work visas that are highly popular among IT professionals from countries like India. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducted the computerised draw of lots to select… Read More »

    Apr 15, 2014
  • Demand for H-1B visas soars 40%

    There’s been a surge in the number of H-1B visa petitions filed this year, a reflection of how much the US economy has improved and of the desperation of IT outsourcers — including Indian ones who are the biggest users of H-1Bs — to grab a greater share of these limited-number visas. The USCIS (US… Read More »

    Apr 15, 2014
  • American IT firms group seeks more H1B visas

    A coalition of American information technology companies has sought more H-1B visas, arguing that this is essential to keep the country ahead in the highly competitive world. The move comes after the US received more than 172,000 applications for the Congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2015 beginning October. “Hitting the FY 2015 cap… Read More »

    Apr 15, 2014
  • Students with F-1 visa status have opportunities that can put them on a path to permanent residence

    Q: My brother is here on an F-1 student visa. How can he become a permanent resident? Cynthia, Queens  A: Our immigration laws don’t provide a special green card program for students. Still, immigration laws provide F-1 students opportunities that help them on the path to permanent residence. They qualify for one year’s Optional Practical… Read More »

    Apr 8, 2014
  • US H-1B visa cap reached in five days

    The US announced on Monday that it has received a sufficient number of applications for its much coveted H-1B work visas to meet the Congressional mandated cap of 65,000. On April 1, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had started accepting the applications for the allocation of visas – highly popular among IT professionals… Read More »

    Apr 8, 2014
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