The Unites States of America may likely to increase H-1B visa application fee for the applicants from all over the world. The application fee will be increased and categories of applicants it will apply to is not known yet.
The H-1B visa, which is a non-immigrant visa allowing companies in the US employ foreign working with technical expertise and expertise from various fields, has Indians as the biggest beneficiaries. 76% of the total visas issued went to professionals from India last year. IT giants like Infosys,TCS and wipro holds the major contribution in sending their employees to US.
There are nearly 750,000 H-1B workers in the US, there are usually more H-1B workers on extended visas than on new ones. More questions are now being asked when visa extensions are sought, CIS says. This is usually called requests for evidence (RFEs) and as per the data, approval rates after RFEs have dropped from 95.7% in 2015 to 61.5% in the first three months of this fiscal year.
This Action to increase the application fee is to employee more Americans than foreigners. Ever since Donald Trump took the presidentship he making all his efforts to bring jobs for Americans rather than Indians. Fee hike percentage and categories are not announced yet.