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Will stand by India, if elected: Joe Biden

Joe Biden, who is contesting the upcoming presidential elections in the US, said he will stand by India against the threats it faces. Joe Biden, who is pitted against US President Donald Trump, called for strengthening the US-India ties. While Joe Biden is the Democratic candidate in the presidential elections, incumbent President Donald Trump is...

Trump administration announces exemptions for H-1B visa holders

In a major relief for Indian professionals, the Trump administration has announced some exemptions in H-1B and L-1 travel ban for those continuing employment with the same employer. The family members of the H1-B, L-1 and some categories of J1 visas have been also included in the exemptions by the Trump administration. The State Department...

Trump contemplating suspending H-1B visa amid growing unemployment in US

US President Donald Trump is considering suspending a number of employment visas including the H-1B, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, in view of the massive unemployment in America due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a media report. The proposed suspension could extend into the government’s new fiscal year beginning October 1, when many...

US working on temporary ban on H-1B, other visas

The US is working on a temporary ban the issuance of some work visas like H-1B and others. The ban is also likely to cover students visas and work authorisation that is given to them post studies. H-1B visas are highly popular among Indian IT companies and Indians account for the majority of the visa...

US announces relaxations for H-1B visa holders and Green Card applicants

H-1B visa holders and Green Card applicants were given a grace period of 60 days for submission of various documents, the US government said on Friday. This will bring a sigh of relief to those H-1B visa holders who were served notice for submission of various documents. The relief in grace period comes in wake...

H-1B visa holders request US administration to let them stay up to 180 days post-job loss

Fearing massive layoffs in America due to the coronavirus crisis that is hitting businesses around the globe, foreign technology professionals holding H-1B visas, the most sought after among Indians, have demanded the Trump administration extend their permissible post-job loss limit to stay in the US from the existing 60 to 180 days. The H-1B visa...