H1B

H1B

A category under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act by which aliens can enter the U.S. for three years if they work in a specialized field and their employers cannot fill the position locally. The three years may also be extended to six years. Programmers and other technicians in the computer field enter the U.S. under this status.

In 2000, there were estimates of as many as 460,000 H1B employees in the U.S. Also in 2000, the cap for H1B visas was raised from 115,000 to 195,000 per year, and it allowed an extension of H1B beyond six years if the person was in the process of securing a green card. At the end of 2003, the number reverted back to the original 65,000 worker ceiling.
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The US in a statement released on its Nigerian embassy website said Nigerians will be required to pay a visa issuance fee or reciprocity fee for all non-immigrant under the B, F, H1B, I, L, and R classifications.
According to the statement, Nigerians will be required to pay a fee called visa 'issuance fee', or 'reciprocity fee', for all applications for nonimmigrant visas in B, F, H1B, I, L, and R visa classifications.
Thursday's statement was in response to media reports which suggested that the US was considering capping H1B visas issued each year for different countries, with the proposed annual quota for Indian companies to be around 10 to 15 per cent.
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Trump has sought to end TPS as part of his anti-immigration agenda, which has included efforts to secure funding for a border wall, a travel ban for Muslim-major countries and changes to H1B visa rules.
Stable Profitability: We expect HT Global's operating EBITDAR margin to remain stable at around 18.0% (2017: 18.5%), as higher utilisation, flat billing rates and cost savings are likely to offset elevated staff costs and higher H1B US working visa fees.
Pai said 2018 saw "H1B visa situation getting tougher," Indian companies focusing more on Japan and Southeast Asia, massive expansion of captives and buy-backs by big companies.
Human resources consultant Balram Manji said Oman's latest labour law update to spur nationalisation is not unlike programmes implemented in the US to promote domestic employment, adding: "The immigration laws in many first-world nations are now being tightened and it is becoming more difficult to emigrate to many countries, because they realise that they need to give priority to their people." According to Times of Oman , Manji said that the US's "scaling back" of the popular American H1B visa programme is "the best example" of worldwide efforts to promote local employment.
"If you look at the US and the scaling back of their H1B visa programme, that is the best example." With the government also looking to add more jobs to the existing workforce through its Tanfeedh programme of economic expansion, young Omanis such as Mazin Al Balushi, who recently set up his own business, said that young Omanis now needed jobs, adding that many of his friends were fresh graduates.
In fact, some of the Trump policies may end up helping China, including the effort by the White House to restrict the flow of H1B visa holders from coming to the US and having their family members also find jobs.
On the business representation side, Young is trying to stay on top of immigration policy changes happening by executive order, such as the travel ban, and repercussions for highly skilled workers coming to the U.S., such those under the H1B visa.
As the Department of Labor ("DOL") ramps up its audits, it is also crucial that employers sponsoring H1B workers for employment have their Public Access Files ("PAF") in order.