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H-1B Visa sanction drops 43%


43% decline in H-1B visa sanctions, these companies felt shock.

According to a report by the National Foundation of American Policy of the Washington Research Institute, 8,468 new H-1B visas have been given to Indian companies in the year 2017.

43% decline in H-1B visa sanctions, these companies felt shock.


India's top seven Information Technology (IT) companies have received fewer H-1B visas in 2017 than in 2015. During this time, 43 percent of visa sanctions declined. A US research institute told Claude Computing and Artificial Medha (AI) due to the reduction in the number of visas. The Washington-based National Institute of American Policy report says that in the financial year 2017, 8,468 new H-1B visas have been given to Indian companies, which is only 0.006 percent of the workforce of 16 million in the US.

For the top seven companies in India, 8,468 new H-1B visa applications were approved in fiscal year 2017, which is 43 percent less than the approvals received in 2015. In 2015, 14,792 visa applications of Indian companies were approved. Based on data obtained from the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the foundation said that Tata Consultancy Services (TCA) received 2,312 H-1B visas in 2017, while in 2015 it received 4,674 visas. Its visa clearances recorded a drop of 51 percent.

In the same period, Infosys received 1,218 visas and in 2015 it received 2,830 visas. Wipro received 1,210 H-1B visas in 2017, compared to 3,079 visas in 2015. The foundation said in its analysis that due to the decline in H-1B visas, companies have a tendency towards digital services such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence, in which fewer people are required. Apart from this, the focus of the visas on companies' visas and the strengthening of domestic labor in the US has also resulted in the decline in visa sanctions from Indian companies.

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