Allegedly, the world is becoming more and more intolerant of the professionals from India, especially the ones who are tech professionals, and who wish to do a job overseas, or so it seems.
Recently, the US has made the procedure to give the H1-B Visas more difficult. Offered to the extremely skilled experts to do a job in the US, the H1-B visas allegedly propelled the development of the different Information Technology (IT) firms of India over more than 10 years. Presently, the visas will become costly, against the backdrop of unparalleled scrutiny and zero tolerance for even small mistakes. Apart from this, every visa candidate will be subjected to high social-media scrutinizing.
Sometime before in the month of March, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) had, reportedly, declared that it would provisionally stop the premium processing for the H-1B Visa. The incumbent Donald Trump management lately proclaimed a new measure, making the sanction of the H-1B visa harder.
Under the new arrangement, the firms keen to hire the skilled workers, will have to make one more explanation, to illustrate that its H-1B worker at a third-party worksite has particular and non-qualifying speculative jobs in a speciality line-of-work.
Significantly, the US is not the sole nation opposed to the tech manpower from India. The UK also had reviewed its immigration rules. In November 2016, London, reportedly, declared its new visa laws which fixed a higher salary threshold for those submitting an application under the Tier 2 intra-company transfer (ICT) class under which the different tech groups from India bring in their employees to the UK.
Though the students from India once flooded the UK, presently the figure has been heading south, thanks to the worries over Brexit & protectionist rules.
December 2017 data for global students from the UK Council for International Student Affairs reportedly revealed that the number of the students from India to the nation decreased an enormous 44% in the previous 5 years.
Lately, the Australian administration stopped the most popular route Indians took to Australia — the subcategory 457 visa for the trained overseas manpower. In its place, a new Temporary Skill Shortage Visa has reportedly been started from March 18.
The stopped visa was allegedly a huge draw for those aspirants from India who wished to do a job in Oz. out of the 90,000-odd holders of the said kind of visa, as high as 22% were from India. New visa rules are pretty preventive even as these would definitely make it tough for the aspirants from India to find a job in the overseas hotspot. Previously, New Zealand–yet another very popular hotspot for the Indians, keen to do a job abroad–and Singapore reportedly made their visa regulations tighter.
A world becoming progressively unfriendly to the Indian manpower, allegedly, denotes that the future for these motivated young Indians is pretty tough and difficult. The USA, Australia and the UK are the Indian parents’ leading 3 university hotspots for their kids. Significantly, these very nations, presently, are making efforts to stop the immigrant manpower.
Placing restrictions on skilled Indian professionals is at best a temporary and stopgap arrangement and more of a political statement then reality of the grounds situation in these countries. Some food for thought: