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Thousands of Indian techies return home as US rejects visa extensions

According to USCIS, Indian nationals accounted for about 2.2 million of the 3.4 million H-1B visa petitions filed in the decade to 2017

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H-1b Visa  |  Green Card  |  Visa

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Indian techies living in the US are having a hard time as the US government has refused visa extensions. While some are still struggling over filing a new H-1B visa, many were left with no option but to return to India. Apart from the increase in outright denials, there has also been a sharp rise in the number of requests for evidence (RFE).

These are notices the US authorities issue to visa applicants seeking more information and documents on their applications. This not only delays the visa process but also increase costs for companies. An engineer, who returned to India ...

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First Published: Fri, March 22 2019. 13:02 IST
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