All you need to know about the H-1B visa rules

Donald Trump government tightens H1-B visa norms

GN Bureau | February 24, 2018


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It seems the process of procuring H-1B visas may get more difficult for the Indian IT companies with the new policy announcement by the US president Donald Trump. The new policy may hit the third party supplier base of the Indian IT firms in the US, the biggest users of H-1B visas. Moreover, now the H-1B may not be obtained for a full three years. At present, H-1B can be procured for three years.

What the new policy entails?
 

  • Detailed documentation can be sought from the Indian IT firms to prove that they have specific assignments in a specialty occupation for the H-1B beneficiary. There will be detailed paperwork involved now.
  • Indian firms will have to detailed paperwork now to prove that their H-1B employees deployed at third-party worksites have specific and non-qualifying speculative assignments in speciality occupation.
  • If the company says that the beneficiary has specified work for less than three years, then the visa will be issued for that period only. This may crash Green Card hopes of many Indians working abroad.
  • The new policy also makes the process of extension of H-1B visas more difficult.
  • The recent policy announcement is a part of President Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American Executive Order” and the directive to protect the interests of US workers.

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