The US companies that sponsor the most H-1B visas

Published: 09/14/2021

Source: studyinternational

H-1B visa news: Tech companies among top sponsors

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Here’s some welcome H-1B visa news for international graduates in the US — tech companies are among the US companies that sponsor the most H-1B visas. According to reports, among the companies that consistently sponsor the visa include:
  • Intel
  • Amazon
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Infosys
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Cognizant
  • Capgemini
  • HCL America
  • IBM
  • Facebook
Former President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the visa had expired on March 31, 2021. According to USCIS data, Amazon had 3,737 initial visa approvals last year. The figure was 1,790; 1,682; 748; and 743 for Microsoft, Google, Apple and Intel respectively. I

t’s worth keeping in mind that the US has a lottery system for its H-1B visa and is subjected to a mandated cap of 65,000. 

Approximately 40% of H-1B visa holders transfer from the F-1 visa for international students. In 2019, USCIS approved 388,403 H-1B petitions, with close to 72% of successful applicants coming from India. Around half (54%) had master’s degrees and two-thirds (66%) plan to work in IT. 

From March 9 onwards, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have been prioritising high earners in the H-1B visa selection system. The selection process aims to “protect the economic interests of US workers and ensure the most highly skilled foreign workers benefit from the temporary employment programme.”

Source: studyinternational
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