Sunday, December 2, 2018

H-1 B visas turns merit based

The Trump Administration has proposed major changes to the H-1B application process, including a new rule requiring companies to electronically register their petitions in advance, aimed at awarding the American work visa to the most skilled and highest paid foreign workers.

Under the new proposed merit-based rule, a notice for which was issued on Friday, companies employing foreign workers on the H-1B visa would first have to electronically register with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services during a designated registration period.
The H1-B visa has a numerical limit cap of 65,000 visas each fiscal year as mandated by the Congress. The first 20,000 petitions filed on behalf of beneficiaries with a US master’s degree or higher are exempt from the cap.

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