US Tells India no Vital Change in H1B Visa Regime


US Tells India no Significant Change in H1B Visa Regime

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New Delhi: The USA has conveyed to India that there isn’t a vital change within the H1B visa regime, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated on Monday.

Sitharaman stated in Lok Sabha that India is articulating its considerations relating to the visa coverage vigorously with the brand new administration within the US.

Nevertheless, the Minister stated, there isn’t any vital change within the H1B visa regime.

“The worry, no less than for 2017, shouldn’t be proved to be right. They (US authorities) are saying their present precedence is to cope with the unlawful immigrants,” she stated throughout Query Hour.

Sitharaman stated the difficulty was additionally taken up by the Commerce Minister just lately with visiting Congressional delegation led by Bob Goodlatte and through the go to of Commerce Secretary and Overseas Secretary to the US throughout first week of March 2017.

The Minister stated India’s considerations on visa points have been articulated through the Strategic and Commerce Dialogue 2016 and Commerce Coverage Discussion board 2016 held in October, 2016.

She stated India had determined to proceed their engagement on visa points and reiterated their shared resolve to facilitate the motion of execs.

Sitharaman stated a lot of business our bodies have raised considerations on visa insurance policies of the US and these considerations have been conveyed to the US authorities by the federal government.

The Minister stated the US screens insurance policies of seventy three nations and India could also be one among them.

“However we do not recognise any monitoring by any nations. No unilateral policing is suitable for India,” she stated.

First Revealed: March 20, 2017, four:05 PM IST