Triggered by a rise in application cost and the US administration’s reluctance to issue H-1B visa to skilled foreign workers on some pretext or the other, the H-1B visa approval rate has dropped by 10 per cent.
The H-1B visa issue has impacted the IT industry in the US. Tech companies dependent on the work visa program are now being asked to prove that future work exists for the candidates that they are sponsoring visas for.
This latest obstacle by the US administration makes it even more difficult for the companies seeking H-1B visas to hire skilled technology professionals.For H1B Visa Process Visit Orphosys Corp.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued service requests for companies applying for US visa program. US administration wants to know whether the future scope of work exists for these employees.
USCIS usually requests for statement of work, vendor agreements and a list of projects.
The practice of asking for service requests seeking these documents has become a standard for companies seeking third-party placement situations and staffing companies.
The security has become a grinding issue for tech companies seeking H-1B visas. USCIS issues requests for evidence (RFE) to gather additional documents. While these service requests are just for additional verification, it often results in additional delays.
Short-term approvals are much faster as compared to getting a long-term H-1B visa. USCIS is approving the work visa for short-term, if the employer can prove about the precise need to hire a foreign skilled employee for the same.
In case of short-term approvals, USCIS is basically asking if there is a bona fide job for the H-1B worker during the entire duration of the request.To know more importance on h1b sponsorship services check Tweetcast
However, in case of the long-term H-1B visa applications, the US visa authority wants a proper reasoning whether there would be future opportunities for the candidate. The USCIS now can “apply discretion” to deny applications without issuing an RFE or notice of intent to deny.