Processing of H1-B, most-mainstream work visa to the United States of America has been resumed after five months following huge rush and truck-loads of visa applications.
H1-B visa is most popular among Indian IT professionals who seek for a better future in US, which is why thousands of Indians apply for this visa each year. After a number of changes in immigration rules to US, huge number of applications and petitions were received – due to which, their processing was halted in March 2017. Almost after five months, the US has resumed H1-B work-visa processing for all categories – turning out to be a huge relief for applicants, especially Indian IT pros.
US has resumed ‘fast-processing’ of H1-B visa for all categories, which is basically a non-immigrant visa that allows American companies to employ foreign workers in specialized job posts which needs special education and skills. Using this visa, American technology companies hire tens of thousands of foreigners each year. The cap intake of H1-B visa for 2018 is 65,000 and under premium processing, an additional 20,000 petitions are granted for people who hold a higher US educational degree. Applications requesting premium service get a 15-day guarantee to be processed by the agency, failing which it refunds the service fee.
In addition to resumption of premium processing for H-1B visa petitions subject to the FY 2018 cap, USCIS previously resumed premium processing H-1B petitions filed on behalf of physicians under the Conrad 30 waiver programme, as well as interested government agency waivers and for certain H-1B petitions that are not subject to the cap. This year, literally trucks loaded with visa applications were used to tow visa application forms, felicitations to all the fanatics of States, but the country is pumping thousands of foreigners each year, it will get saturated and we need to realize that that’s not the only country.