US Removes All Hurdles In Issuing H1B Visa: More Indians Can Now Get H1B (How?)
On Wednesday, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a statement in which it stated that it was updating its policies regarding expedited processing of applications.
Also changing the guidance regarding Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs), and increasing the validity period for certain
EADs Major Relief To H1B Visa Seekers
The applicants will now have the opportunity to correct mistakes and unintentional omissions because of the step taken by USCIS.
The H-1B visa is mostly for Indian IT professionals. The United States issues 85,000 H-1B visas every year and thousands of employees from countries such as India and China are hired by technical companies.
This visa is more popular with IT firms and professionals. Other immigrant visas affected by Trump administration policy include L1, H-2B, J-1, J-2, I, F, and O.
”We are taking action to eliminate policies that fail to promote access to the legal immigration system and will continue to make improvements that help individuals navigate the path to citizenship, and that modernise our immigration system”, said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas.
Updated Validity Period On Initial And Renewal EADs
The USCIS also stated that for certain adjustment of status applicants, the current one-year validity period on both initial and renewal EADs will be extended to two years.
This is expected to reduce the number of requests for employment authorization received by USCIS, allowing them to reallocate limited resources to other priority areas.