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H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.(NYT Photo/ Representative image)

Plan to rescind H-4 visas yet to get final shape as rule making process not complete,says Official

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 11:16 AM IST
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues reviewing all employment-based visa programmes, including the H-4 EADs or employment authorisation card.
H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India. Image used for representational purpose only.(File photo)
H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India. Image used for representational purpose only.(File photo)

US lawmakers introduce legislation to protect work authorisation of spouses of H-1B visa holders

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 08:39 AM IST
H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.
The Trump administration had earlier told the court that it has decided to revoke the Obama-era decision that allowed H4 visa-holders - mainly spouses of the H-1B visa-holders - to be gainfully employed in the US.(AFP Photo)
The Trump administration had earlier told the court that it has decided to revoke the Obama-era decision that allowed H4 visa-holders - mainly spouses of the H-1B visa-holders - to be gainfully employed in the US.(AFP Photo)

Lawsuit against H-4 visa authorisation restarts as US court revives case

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 12:27 PM IST
H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.
H-4 visas are issued only to very close or immediate family members of the H-1B visa holders.(AFP File Photo)
H-4 visas are issued only to very close or immediate family members of the H-1B visa holders.(AFP File Photo)

Legislation introduced in US Congress to protect work authorisation of H-1B spouses

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2018 03:01 PM IST
H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B foreign workers. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa through which many Indians workers are employed in US companies.
The Trump administration has assured lawmakers and the American corporate sector that the public would get an opportunity to respond to its proposal of revoking work authorisation to H-4 spouse visas.(REUTERS)
The Trump administration has assured lawmakers and the American corporate sector that the public would get an opportunity to respond to its proposal of revoking work authorisation to H-4 spouse visas.(REUTERS)

Will take public opinion on move to revoke work permit for H-4 spouse visa: Trump administration

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj, Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 12:14 AM IST
The Trump administration has assured lawmakers and the American corporate sector that the public would get an opportunity to respond to its proposal of revoking work authorisation to H-4 spouse visas after they raised their concerns over the move.
H-4 visa is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.(AP photo)
H-4 visa is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.(AP photo)

US move to abolish H-4 visas will impact tens of thousands of Indians

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 03:01 PM IST
H-4 is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.(Representative image)
H-4 is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.(Representative image)

No big changes in H-1B visa programme, ‘nothing new’ on H-4 policy, says US

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 08:06 AM IST
India is the second leading place of origin for students coming to the US, with Indians comprising over 17 per cent of the total international students in the United States.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses an annual press conference on completion of four years of the BJP-led NDA government as her deputy V K Singh (left) looks on at Jawahar Bhawan, Janpath in New Delhi, on May 28, 2018.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addresses an annual press conference on completion of four years of the BJP-led NDA government as her deputy V K Singh (left) looks on at Jawahar Bhawan, Janpath in New Delhi, on May 28, 2018.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Trying our best to save H4 and H1-B visas, will spare no effort to persuade US: Sushma Swaraj

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 07:29 PM IST
Addressing her annual press conference here, Swaraj, when asked about the US plan, said it was true that President Donald Trump was reviewing the H-4 visa programme and there were reports of its possible revocation.
H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a signifiant number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.
H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a signifiant number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.

Move to rescind work permit of H-4 visa holders in final stages: Trump admin tells court

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 03:31 PM IST
The Trump administration is planning to end the Obama-era rule allowing spouses of H1-B visa holders to work legally in the US.
Demonstrators sit in the concourse at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Wash., with a sign that reads "We are America," on Jan. 28, 2017.(AP File Photo)
Demonstrators sit in the concourse at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Wash., with a sign that reads "We are America," on Jan. 28, 2017.(AP File Photo)

US lawmakers, IT industry oppose ban on work permit to spouses of H-1B visa holders

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 10:07 AM IST
Without the H-4 work authorisation rule, the spouses of H-1B high-skilled employees would be unable to work legally and contribute financially to their households and communities
H-4 is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.(REUTERS File Photo)
H-4 is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.(REUTERS File Photo)

Trump administration plans to end work permits for H-1B visa spouses

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 05:35 PM IST
The move to end the Obama-era rule could have an impact on more than 70,000 holders of H-4 visas , which are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders.
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