During fiscal 2021, Indians cornered 3.01 lakh H-1B visas

During fiscal 2021, Indians cornered 3.01 lakh H-1B visas

Indians picked 74% of the total H-1B visas during fiscal 2021. As per the US Department of Homeland Security, it came to focus that Indians continued to bag a significant share of H-1B visas allotted during fiscal 2021.

During this time around, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) gave a thumbs up to 4.07 lakh H-1B applications, which is a tad bit low than the previous year, which stood at 4.26 lakh. What remained common is that during both the years, Indian-born persons took with them 74% of the approved visas.

In 2021, out of the approved H-1B applications, 74.1% belonged to India. This can be converted to 3.01 lakh and 3.19 lakh successful beneficiaries in numeric terms. Many of these highest H-1B applications approved in 2021 came from professions related to computers, as 2.80 lakh people belonged to this sector, which comes to 68.8% of the total approved applications.

56.6 % of beneficiaries who got their approved H-1B petition in FY 2021 were holders of a master’s degree, 33.7 % of approved petitions came from those with a bachelor’s degree, and 6.8 % had a doctorate with a doctorate a, 2.9 % possessing a professional degree.

With an overall median age of 33 years, of those who got their H-1B visa, the median salary worked out to $ 108,000, which is a little surge of 6.9% over fiscal 2020. What is to be seen is that China is regarded as the second most common country of birth.

Merely 50,328 China-born persons received their H-1B visa, which was 12% of what was out of the total approved during 2021.

Application for an H1b Visa Requires the Following Documents

After you have paid the expenses for the H1B US visa, you are required to submit the relevant documentation for the employees, which are as follows:

• Your current passport.
• Make a copy of the pages from your current passport.
• All previous passports.
• Receipts that demonstrate you have paid the necessary costs for your visa.
• A photograph that satisfies the requirements laid out for digital images.
• Visa interview appointment letter (Original and 1 copy).
• Form I-129, both the original and one copy, as well as the printed receipt number for Form I-129.
• A duplicate of the Form I-797.
• A letter from your employer outlining the responsibilities of your position.
• Your qualifications (diplomas and certifications).

If you have ever had employment in the United States, you are furthermore required to submit the following:

• Your forms for filing your tax return.
• A list of prior employers and managers, including their names and contact information.
• Resume or CV.
• Check stubs for the past years’ worth of work.

If this is the first time you have applied for this position, you are required to submit the following supplementary documents:

• Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).
• Names and contact information for the managers and supervisors who oversaw your work at both your present and former positions.
• The names and email addresses of two coworkers from either your current or prior place of employment.
• A letter that outlines your employment responsibilities and obligations for the position that you will have in the United States.
• Photographs taken at both your current and past places of employment
• Photographs of the facility, both inside and out, in which you will be working in the United States, as well as any annual reports, prospectuses, or brochures the company may have.
• Bank statements.

Costs Involved in Obtaining an H1b Visa

In addition to the price of $190 that must be paid at the embassy to apply for an H1B US visa, the following additional payments must also be paid:

• Visa issuance fee. Which varies from embassy to embassy; therefore, you need inquire with the US Embassy in your country to find out the current fee.
• Expenses in addition. There is an additional cost of $2,250 that the employee or applicant must pay for companies that have more than 50 employees and where at least 50 percent of those people are working on H1B or L visas.

Do I Meet the Requirements to Obtain an H1B Visa?

In order to be eligible for the H1B visa, you must first be accepted into a particular job position that fulfills all of the following requirements:

• possessing a degree from an institution of higher learning such as:
• A Bachelor of Arts that takes four years to complete (or equivalent degrees)
• A postgraduate degree of master’s or doctoral level.
• Training beyond the basics or specialized occupational skills (examples include fashion models)
• Acquire the necessary skills to participate in research and development initiatives for the United States Department of Defense or other government employment.
• The following are some examples of possible employment positions:
• IT professionals.
• Architects.
• Accountants.
• Professors.
• Doctors.
• Lawyers

Employers in the United States are the ones who must submit an application for an H1B visa. The employer must have a vacant position but be unable to fill it with a citizen of the United States who possesses the necessary skills to carry out the duties of the job. This can refer to any job that demands a higher education degree or is highly specialized in terms of abilities, to the point where only a few number of individuals are capable of doing it successfully.

The next step is for the business to collect applications from a variety of potential applicants; if all of the requirements for the position can be met by a foreign worker, then the process of applying for an H1B visa in the United States can begin.

Procedures to Follow When Applying for an H1B Visa

The applicant is the one who fills out the H1B Application. In addition to the obligations placed on businesses, employees and people interested in an H1B US visa must additionally perform the following steps:

• Fill up Form DS-160. The DS-160 document is the most crucial component of the application. You are required to follow all of the directions and give information that is accurate.
• Make arrangements for an interview. Make every effort to plan the interview for the earliest available time. Because it takes the United States Embassies some time to complete each request, it is in your best interest to schedule the meeting as far in advance as possible.
• Make payments for your H1B visa. The fee to submit an application is $190.
• Submit needed documentation for H1B Visa.
• Attend the interview for the H1B visa. You should bring your documentation with you to the interview, and you should be ready to answer in-depth questions about both your current workplace and the role that you currently hold. If this is your first time filing for a visa, they will also take your fingerprints, which will be entered into the United States government database.

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