Wipro: US Visa Fee Hike Burdens Indian IT Sector

19 Jan 2016


Immigration News

Indian IT major, Wipro has expressed concerns over the unexpected US fee hike of H1b and L1 Visa categories. This move by US companies would phenomenally impact the operations and possibly affect all the software service exports from India.

According to Nasscom(The National Association of Software and Services Companies) India’s top IT trade association, and the impact of US fee hike likely to cost $400 million dollars annually.

Wipro is planning to mitigate the issue by hiring local talent in the US. Deployment of the workforce by taking the help of US centers. Impact assessment once after the fee hike is effective.

Response to the Visa fee hike is unintegrated from the IT industry. The other IT majors of India TCS and Infosys have opined cost complications, not a significant issue.

Though the views from the Indian industry are diversified, Industry can ascertain once after the new fee hike $4000 for H1b and $4500 for L1 Visa is active.  

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