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What is H1B visa, how will the new immigration bill be beneficial for Indians?

H1B visa is initially granted for 3 years, which can be extended for 6 years. After the H1B visa expires, applicants have to apply for citizenship in the US.

A large number of people from India especially IT professionals go to America for jobs. They will get a big relief from the new immigration bill and the relaxation of H1B visa rules. The next phase of applying for the H-1B visa program is starting on April 1. Let us know what this H1B visa is, what its qualifications are, and how Indians are going to benefit from it in the coming times….

H1B visa
USA visa H-1B. Visa in the United States temporary work for foreign skilled workers in a specialty occupation

What is an H1B visa, how will Biden’s new immigration bill be beneficial?

The new President of America, Joe Biden, will introduce an immigration bill i.e. Immigration Bill on the first day of his administration. Under this, there will be a provision to give citizenship for 8 years to about 110 crore people living without legal status in America. Along with this, the rules for an H1B visa will be relaxed. Former President Donald Trump had tightened these rules during his tenure.

What is H1B Visa?

The visas given to foreign workers in American companies are called H1B visas. It is usually issued to those people who want to get permanent resident status based on employment. This visa is issued for a fixed period. That is, if companies in America want to give jobs to a foreign national, then the workers can work in the company through this visa

What is the eligibility for an H1B visa?

For an HVB visa, you must have at least a bachelor’s degree. Along with this, there should be an eligible degree for a job in America. You must also have work experience. 12 years experience condition is also relaxed with certain provisions.

The work for which the foreign person is being called to America, that person should have a special degree, full qualification. It is worth noting that a person cannot apply for an H1B visa, but the company has to apply on behalf of that person.

How long is an H1B visa valid?

This visa is initially given for 3 years, which can be extended for 6 years. After the H1B visa expires, applicants have to apply for citizenship in the US. For this, a green card is given to the applicant.

If the green card is not received after the H1B visa expires, the applicant will have to stay outside the US for the next one year and then after 1 year, he will have to apply again for the H1B visa. Applicants with an H1B visa must apply for a green card before the validity expires

How will America’s new immigration bill be beneficial for Indians?

A group of 60 lawmakers in the US has urged President Joe Biden to increase the validity of documents of people who have received H4 visas. H-4 visas are issued by the USCIS, ie the US Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), to the family members of H1B visa holders. Let us tell you that most of the H1B visa holders are Indian IT professionals.

The biggest advantage of an H1B visa is that any foreigner can apply for it. Under this, H1B visa holders can bring their spouse and children to America. His family members can also stay in the US for the same number of years as H1B visa holders. After this visa one can apply for permanent citizenship.

Most of the US IT companies recruit millions of employees every year from countries like India and China through this visa. According to reports, the US issues H-1B visas to 85,000 people every year. According to statistics, 70 percent of the total H-1B visas in the US are given to Indian professionals. Only after that comes China’s number.

Donald Trump’s stand on H1B

Former President Donald Trump had created difficulties for Indians and people of other countries while making changes in the selection process related to H1B visa. Under the rules imposed by them, a provision has been made to give priority to salary and skills instead of the existing lottery system. It is believed that this will increase the difficulties of Indian IT professionals.

According to USCIS officials, amendments to the H1B visa selection process will encourage employers to apply for higher salaries and higher positions. At the same time, the way will be open for companies to hire employees as per the need and keep themselves globally competitive.

USCIS deputy director for policy Joseph Allow said the H1B visa temporary visa program has been misused by employers. They are mainly using it to fill primary-level positions and reduce their business cost. In such a situation, it is necessary to tighten the rules.

Biden’s stance on H1B

Former President Donald Trump got this notification issued two weeks before the end of his term. This was his last attempt to stop immigrants from coming to America. Trump had banned H-1B visas and other visas and green cards till March 31. New President Biden has called for the removal of the ban on H1B visas, calling Trump’s immigration policies cruel.

However, it is too early to say how the amendments to the rules will affect Indian companies, as the upcoming Biden administration may make changes to the notification. Another promise he made in his election manifesto was to legalize 11 million illegal immigrants, of whom 500,000 are Indians.

Biden said he would work with the US Congress to reform the visa system, the H1-B visa, to allow those on visas to switch jobs. Indians can benefit a lot from this.

The latest news on H1B

Registration for the most sought-after US H1B visa will begin on March 1 and will be open until March 18, 2022. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services System (USCIS) has issued a press release saying that during this period, petitioners and representatives can complete their registration using online H-1B registration.

“USCIS will provide a confirmation number for each registration submitted for the H-1B cap for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. This number will only be used to track registrations but will not be used to track registrations,” the release said. The number cannot be used to track the status online.

“Prospective H-1B cap—who could be either the petitioner or their representative—will have to apply for the selection process using an online account on myUSCIS to register per beneficiary electronically and per beneficiary,” the release said. A $10 H-1B registration fee must be paid. Potential petitioners who are submitting their registration and registrants (US employers and US agents, collectively referred to as the “Registrar”) of a “Registrar” account Registrants will be able to create new accounts from noon on February 21.”

Muhammed Hashim

I am Muhammad Hashim an admin of shikshaportal.in an educational blog I belong to the Rajasthan state of India As far as my educational background is concerned, I studied of M.com pre in Badm from Rajasthan university My schooling has been passed out 10, 12 from khandela vidhyapeet Currently, I am operating my own business, and additionally, I m investing my precious time in blogging

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