Indian companies dramatically reduce H-1B visa filing: Report
New Delhi: The process of filing petitions for H-1B, being the most sought-after work visa among Indian professionals, began on Monday amidst unprecedented scrutiny by the Trump Administration.
What looks alarming is the fact that the Indian IT companies have dramatically reduced their H-1B visa filings, said reports.
Foreign nationals are reluctant to make the jump to a US company due to the Trump administration’s hardline anti-immigration stance, a top Silicon Valley newspaper has said.
“Indian consulting firms, which have been accused of flooding the system with applications, have dramatically reduced their filings. Foreign nationals are exhibiting reluctance to make the jump to a US company,” the paper said as the process for filing H-1B visa application for 2019 kicked off.
This year the number of H-1B applications received dropped to 1,99,000 from 2,36,000 in 2017.
The H1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.