US decision to introduce in-country renewable of H-1B visas

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The Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) has welcomed the US announcement to start in-country renewal of H-1B visas, saying it will facilitate the movement of Indian IT professionals and boost services exports.

An overview of the news

  • The decision will make on-site customer engagement easier for in-house IT professionals.

  • Quick travel to client locations abroad allows them to better understand client requirements, establish strong relationships, and provide tailored solutions.

  • The US is a major market for India's IT exports, and this decision will have a significant positive impact on IT services exports from India.

  • This will contribute to the timely completion of visa renewal projects in the country, ensuring high quality outcomes and meeting customer expectations.

  • It also enhances India's reputation as a reliable IT service provider, thereby creating more export opportunities.

About H-1B Visa

  • The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.

  • It is designed to allow skilled foreign workers to come to the United States and work for American companies.

  • This requires theoretical or technical expertise.

Other Visa Categories

  • L-1B - For Specialized Employees

  • L-1A - For Managers and Executives

  • E-2 - Treaty Investor Visa

  • E-1 - Treaty Trader Visa

  • E-3 - for Australians etc.

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