H-1B Visas may get tougher to get

Trump plans to revise the definition of specialty occupations under H-1B non immigrant visas by Jan 2019.

A specialty occupations means an occupation that requires theoretical or technical expertise

This will impact Indian IT industry.

Another proposal is to remove work authorization permit for spouses of H-1B visa holders. These spouses come to US on dependent visa (H-4)

The revision of specialty occupation is being done to obtain best & bright foreign nationals to US.

Every year 65,000 petitions are selected through lucky draw. Another 20,000 petitions are selected on first come basis for US master or higher degree holders.

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