Trump administration makes H1-B visa approval tough, Indian firms to be impacted
The US has tightened the process of issuing H-1B visas. The new policy statement was issued by US President Donald Trump. Companies that apply for H-1B visas will now have to give additional details. Trump’s government has revealed that additional details must be included about their staff. The guidelines have also been issued to submit further evidence of additional details. Applications for H-1B visas will be applicable from April 2 to 2019. US has issued new regulations just before new application process begins. There are concerns that Indian IT companies and other employees will have a strong impact on these latest provisions. Experts have suggested that IT companies will need more paperwork for H-1B visa applications with the latest regulations.
Overseas employers are temporarily able to work in companies in the US via the H-1B visa. Through this visa many companies are employing overseas foreign employers where there is a shortage of US employees. Particularly, Indian IT companies are benefiting from this policy. A large number of their employers are employed in the third-party workshop. According to the New Policy released on seven pages of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the employees have only H-1B visa for a limited period of time working in a third-party workshop. Currently, the H-1B visa is valid for three years, and that the latest regulations should be less than three years. The H-1B visa employee in the third Party Workshop has to reveal that they have specific qualifications in a particular profession. According to the current regulations, the H-1B visa extension will be further tightened for employees at anytime during the previous visa.