Concerns conveyed to U.S. over H1B visa: Ravi Shankar Prasad

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 7 (ANI): The Government of India has conveyed its concerns to the U.S. administration on the move to curb H1B visa processing. Concerns have been conveyed to USA. Indian IT companies have been servicing 75 percent of Forbes companies. Indian IT companies giving opening to American companies. Whole IT movement is based on sharing and reciprocity," said Communications and Information Technology and Law and Justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Ravi Shankar Prasad. U.S. had last week said it will be temporarily suspending premium processing of H-1B visas from April 3, eliminating the option of shorter waiting period for the programme that helps highly skilled foreigners work at American firms. The companies, under the current system have been submitting applications for H-1B visas for potential employees can pay an additional sum for expedited service, which is known as premium processing. The temporary suspension could last up to six months according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). H-1B visas are widely used by Indian IT majors. (ANI)