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Visa category applies to people who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation, services of exceptional merit and ability

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The H-1B is a visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101(a)(15)(H) that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. A specialty occupation requires the application of specialized knowledge and a bachelor's degree or the equivalent of work experience. The duration of stay is three years, extendable to six years; after which the visa holder may need to reapply. Laws limit the number of H-1B visas that are issued each year: 188,100 new and initial H-1B visas were issued in 2019. Employers must generally withhold Social Security and Medicare taxes from the wages paid to employees in H-1B status.

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Donald Trump administration allows H-1B visa holders to enter US on conditions [Video]

Donald Trump administration allows H-1B visa holders to enter US on conditions

The Trump administration has relaxed some rules for H-1B visas holders. They have been allowed to enter the United States if returning to same jobs they had prior to the proclamation of the visa ban...

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:48Published
Indian immigrants hold equality rally demanding immigration law reform [Video]

Indian immigrants hold equality rally demanding immigration law reform

A group of Indians on H-1B visa held a rally in Washington DC demanding immigration reforms to benefit those in the country legally. "I am 17 year old, after turning 18 I am not underneath my dad's..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:09Published
Indian skilled professionals to be affected by US curbs on H-1B visa: MEA [Video]

Indian skilled professionals to be affected by US curbs on H-1B visa: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs said on June 25 that suspension of H-1B and other work visas by the United States will impact the movement of skilled professionals. "This is likely to affect the..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:36Published
US President Trump suspends work visas till year end [Video]

US President Trump suspends work visas till year end

The Trump administration on Monday suspended the temporary work visas, including H-1B, for foreigners till the end of the year. It marked the latest effort to bar the entry of immigrants to the..

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