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What to Expect as a H1B Applicant in 2018

H1B visa, a work-related visa issued to skilled workers from foreign countries coming to the United States of America to work is the most popular among non-immigrant visas issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This is also the most widely opted visa program by several academic research, accounting and Indian technology oriented firms. With the many changes proposed to alter the scheme of affairs, the Trump administration is seeking to tighten the loopholes and slow down the overall inflow of legal immigration.

While a lot of changes are proposed and bills passed by initial committees, these are yet to pass muster through the Senate and Congress which will be the final nail in the coffin for H1B aspirants. So, while not written under law yet, H1B applicants, both current and future should brace themselves for more restrictions being implemented.

Let’s look at the some of the proposed changes in the pipeline and how they will affect these H1B visa holders –

Apart from instilling a lot of uncertainty, H1B aspirants should anticipate a delay in the entire process. Be it delay tactics of additional interviews, additional justifications for the position or occupation, H1B petitioners should prepare well in advance for the fast approaching H1B Visa 2019 lottery deadline.

If you are in line to petition for the H1B 2019 lottery, the H1B visa guide gives a step-by-step guideline of the process.

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