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Some Facts About Indian H1B Visa Holders in the US

Some Facts About Indian H1B Visa Holders in the US

Sushma Swaraj, external affairs minister of India, informed in the last week that India is currently in talks with her US counterparts about the future of H1B visa and that she will do her best to stop Trump administration from canceling H4 visa and protecting Indians living in the United States. While Donald Trump, president of the United States, is busy making difficult immigration decisions, let’s take a look at some facts about Indian H1B visa holders in the United States.

Some facts about Indian H1B visa holders

1. Indians make the highest number of candidates waiting for US green card or permanent residency, taking the total to 1.5 million.
2. Waiting time for Indians to get US green card is 10 to 15 years.
3. The number of H1B visa holders’ kids that will grow out of their dependency age of 21 years – 200,000. It means, these children will have to apply for a green card separately, which would take them another 15 years of waiting. Annually, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services only issues 65,000 employment-based green cards.
4. The United States has more than 186,267 Indian students currently studying in its universities. It makes India the second largest market source country for international students after China.
5. Even though India ranks second in student strength, they make the most number of H1B workers, with more than 70 percent H1B visas going to Indians. China takes the second place with a total of nine percent visas.
6. 74.2 percent H1B visas approved in 2016 were awarded to Indian applicants.
7. 75.6 percent H1B visas approved in 2017 were awarded to Indian candidates.
8. 441,400 Indian students received Optional Practical Training permit between 2004 and 2016, making India the largest cohort to receive it, followed by China and South Korea.
9. 93 percent of H4 visas are issued to Indian spouses, most of whom are women.

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