US gives big relief to H-1B visa holders and green card applicants in Coronavirus

US gives big relief to H-1B visa holders and green card applicants in Coronavirus
US gives big relief to H-1B visa holders and green card applicants in Coronavirus

Amidst the horrific covid-19 epidemic, the US has made a major decision for professionals and expatriates from countries like India. The US Trump government has announced a 60-day grace period to H-1B visa holders and green card applicants who have been given notice when submitting the document. Please tell that the situation is very serious due to corona in America. In the US, more than 1.1 million people are infected with the corona virus, killing approximately 66 thousand people.

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) said on Friday that applicants would be given a 60-day grace period. Those who are included in the exemption will be able to submit their document-proof, return their application or cancel it. The US Immigration Service also said in a statement that we want to protect the jobs of Americans. USCIS states that this exemption has been granted so that during the corona virus crisis, people can comfortably respond to the request given in their notice and fill out Form I-290B. USCIS will consider the Form I-290B received within 60 days before taking any action on H-1B visa holders and green card applicants.

Earlier in April, the US government decided to grant visas to H-1B visa holders. The government had sought applications from holders of H-1B visas whose visa permits were expiring and these people could not leave the country due to Corona. Such people were given extra time to live. The H-1B visa is a non-migrant visa. American companies employ technical experts from other countries under this. After appointment, H-1B visas are sought from the government for these people. Most American IT companies recruit millions of employees every year from countries like India and China through this visa. As per the rule, if the H-1B visa holder company has terminated the contract with it, they will have to find a job in the new company within 60 days to maintain their visa status.

According to USCIS, the biggest beneficiaries of H-1B visas are Indians. "USCIS will respond to the above requests and notices within 60 calendar days," it said in a statement. USCIS can issue a maximum of 65,000 H-1B work visas each year to highly skilled foreign workers. It can issue an additional 20,000 H-1B visas to highly skilled foreign workers who have obtained a masters or higher degree from an American educational institution. Under current law, the US has 1,40,000 with a maximum cap of seven percent every year. Can issue employment based green card.

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