Record Number Of H1B Applications Despite Visa Fee Hike

09 Apr 2016


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Nothing contains the companies from lodging the applications for the United States H1B visas. Though the visa fee hike for H1b and L1 visas considered as the discriminatory, even that could not stop the applications from flooding. Due to the overwhelming response from the applicants, The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USICS) did not announce a date for the random selection process.

The application cap of H1B Visas has surpassed the 85000 visas for the year 2017. The United States Immigration agency received the cap in the first days when the application intake began on April 1, 2016.

H1B visa program to American tech industry is imperative to grow vigorously. Not only tech industry other employers even make use of the H1B visas. The immigrant class that comes to the United States through H1B visas can Apply for the Permanent Residence to USA. This dual intent visa of the United States is popular among the tech industries of India and other Asian industries.

In 2014, the record number of 86 percent of H1B visas was issued to Indians. Indian tech giants Infosys, Wipro and TCS widely use H1B visas. The US tech companies, Google, Microsoft also uses same to employ skilled professionals into the country.

The H1b has become the hot topic of the 2016 US presidential elections. The people who are against are saying that the tech companies want people who work for fewer wages. The people who support demand more visas to maintain the growth consistently.  

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