Spouse of US H-1B visa holder may soon be allowed to work

April 08, 2014
Spouse of US H-1B visa holder
With the aim of attracting the best and brightest, US will shortly come out with some measures to the existing rules which may include allowing the spouses of H-1B visa holder to work.

In a report released from the White House, said that DHS (Department of Homeland Security) will shortly release numerous measures which will the United States more attractive for foreign nationals and other high skill immigrants who can contribute significantly the US economy, create more jobs boost American innovative competitiveness.

The proposed measures include giving authorization to spouses of H-1B visa holders to work who are having enough skills for employment, as increasing opportunities for exceptional researchers and professors.

US employers use H-1B visas to employ foreign nationals to work in certain special occupations such as science, engineering and computer science programming. 

These changes are in continuation to DHS efforts to eliminate, streamline, increase transparency and inefficiency of the current immigration system, like the commence of Entrepreneur pathways, an online resource center which provides immigrant business persons an insightful way to navigate opportunities to grow and start a business, said the released news report. 

From this released news report it is likely that spouse of H-1B visa holder will be endorsed to work in the United States. Only particular group of spouse of H-1B visa holder, mainly from the people of science and technology stream are expected to be allowed.

The White House also made clear that the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are in the processing launching new partnership to empower entrepreneurial scientist and address the decisive gap between development of a commercial entity and fundamental research.

These H-1B visas are issued for highly skilled professionals and are most beneficial to Indian IT professionals. 

As per the annual congressional mandated numerical limit, USCIS issues a maximum of 65,000 H-1B visas for FY 2015, which begins from 1st October 2014. 

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