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US Completes H-1B Visa Initial Electronic Registration Selection Process

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The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that enables the US firms to make use of overseas staff in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical experience. The know-how firms depend upon it to rent tens of 1000’s of workers annually from nations like India and China.

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  • Last Updated:March 31, 2021, 14:47 IST
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The US has obtained sufficient digital functions in the course of the preliminary registration interval to achieve the 2022 fiscal yr cap for the H-1B overseas staff visa, probably the most sought-after work visa amongst Indian professionals. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal company which screens and allocates H-1B functions, mentioned it was randomly chosen from among the many registrations correctly submitted to achieve the cap.

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that enables the US firms to make use of overseas staff in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical experience. The know-how firms depend upon it to rent tens of 1000’s of workers annually from nations like India and China. The USCIS has notified all potential petitioners with chosen registrations that they’re eligible to file an H-1B cap-subject petition for the beneficiary named within the relevant chosen registration.

The federal company mentioned that H-1B cap-subject petitions for fiscal 2022, together with these petitions eligible for the superior diploma exemption, could also be filed with the USCIS starting April 1, if primarily based on a sound, chosen registration. Last month, the USCIS mentioned it obtained a adequate variety of petitions wanted to achieve the Congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa common cap and the 20,000 H-1B visa US superior diploma exemption, often known as the grasp’s cap, for fiscal yr (FY) 2021.

The Biden administration in February introduced that it was delaying the H-1B coverage of the earlier Trump administration on the allocation of the favored overseas work visas by persevering with with the lottery system till December 31, 2021, to present the immigration company extra time to develop, check and implement the modifications to the registration system. On January 7, the USCIS introduced to put off the standard lottery system in deciding the profitable candidates for the H-1B visas.

The Trump-era rule was scheduled to enter impact on March 9.

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