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H1B visas yet to reach 50 percent of quota
H1B visas yet to reach 50 percent of quota
Posted Date:23-08-2010 Courtesy:

WASHINGTON: Applications for H-1B work visas, once most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, have not even reached the 50 percent mark of the Congressional-mandated quota of 65,000, U.S. officials have said, amid India s concerns over the fee hike for the scheme.
According to the latest figures released by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), just 29,700 people had applied for H-1B visas till August 13. In the separate higher-education category, the USCIS had received only 12,300 petitions so far. 

Till two years ago, the cap for both the categories of H-1B visas was reached within the first few days and USCIS had to resort to computerised draw of lots to decide the successful applicants. The low-key response this year comes amid India s concerns over the hike in H1-B and L1 visa fee, which would adversely affect Indian IT companies. 

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