Indian H1B applicants more likely to receive requests for evidence: Report

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May 12 28 Comments

https://www.google.com/amp/s/wap.business-standard.com/article-amp/current-affairs/indian-h1b-applicants-more-likely-to-receive-requests-for-evidence-report-119042800017_1.html

The United States immigration agency officials are more likely to issue a Request for Evidence (RFE) to Indian H1B visa applicants than to people from other countries, a recent analysis by VisaGuide.World has found.

An RFE is an additional inquiry that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services can ask for when it requires additional evidence to make a decision on an H1B case. An RFE can be for information about either the beneficiary or the petitioner, or both

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TOP 28 Comments
  • Nvidia wagecuck
    H1B is bad for US citizens. They should give permanent residence permanently to all foreign tech workers so they can compete fairly. Right now they fear losing their jobs which depresses wages for the rest of us. If they had the freedom to change companies on a dime without risking their visa, it would be better for all.
    May 12 6
    • New / Eng
      10yoe250k

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      10yoe250kmore
      I made this argument so many times... But everything I hear "dey tking ar jops!" and suggestion to make them even more attached to their prospective slave owners
      May 12
    • Samsung / Eng isk_kamina
      That’s slave owning 101. Step1: divide them; Step2: profit. Works every effin time
      May 12
    • Google snazzypants
      What? How does GC reduce the competition? Sounds like the opposite.
      May 12
    • New / Eng
      10yoe250k

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      10yoe250kmore
      Competition will be higher as well as wages on the lower end of the market. Higher end will stay the same.
      May 12
    • SAP $AP
      Stupid dude. H1B guys feeds you bro.
      May 12
  • Amazon rеm
    Why does the picture show an Indian passport with bribe money in it? Is that how they suggest people apply for the visa?
    May 12 7
    • Amazon rеm
      Why else would you put cash in your passport when applying for a visa? It’s pretty obvious that the intention is to grease the wheels.
      May 12
    • Google / Eng hooli.xyz
      Not in the U.S. Maybe the money is for application fees? Stop assuming it’s always bribes.
      May 12
    • I guess a more relevant question here would be why is there a literal US flag (pole and all) in the passport? 😂
      May 12
    • Amazon rеm
      Application fees are usually paid by bank transfer or cash deposit at the bank. You don’t put them in the passport and hand them over to the consular officer. No matter how hard you try to deny it, this is clearly a bribe.
      May 12
    • Google / Eng hooli.xyz
      “You don’t put them in the passport and hand them over to the consular officer”

      Ever heard of symbolism? Perhaps the dollar bills can symbolize visa fees?
      May 12
  • Too lazy to read full article but does this take the proportion of Indian applications into account. Indians make up the biggest part of H1B applicants so it would be normal to have highest number of RFEs
    May 12 2
    • Amazon rеm
      Yes, it does take it into account. What it doesn’t take into account is what percentage of those RFEs are given to applicants from consulting companies.
      May 12
    • The Indian consulting companies dominate H1b applications, naturally they would receive more RFEs. I’d like to see rate of RFE for Indian vs non-Indian applications at FAANG+PAUL etc
      May 12
  • We need per country limits on H1b visas, right now they are majorly taken up by Indian applicants but none of them get PR. This has led to a ‘jammed funnel’ situation where input (of Indian H1b applicants) is high but output of PR is very very less.
    Unfortunately not gonna happen with the employer lobby who love the quandary the H1b folks are in !
    May 12 2
    • New / Eng
      10yoe250k

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      10yoe250kmore
      Diversity? Like with GCs? NO WAY THEY ARE DOING THAT!
      May 12
    • Intel / Eng Who.Dis
      If you reject the cap, you’re rejecting a path to citizenship. All immigration systems have country caps. Without a country cap, you are circumnavigating a form of real immigration.
      May 13
  • Google uzaname
    Also, in other breaking news: Indian applicants more likely to use shady Indian 'consulting' companies. Let's face the fact that no other nation had actually setup questionable visa manufacturing entities at such scale. I have no issue with H1B, but you need to agree that there are so many shady orgs out there that take your money and promise visas for whole family.
    May 12 1
    • Nvidia ML👍
      OP
      Yup true . At least the small fraudulent body shopping firms are finding it difficult to get H1b . They are the no 1 abusers .
      May 12
  • Facebook karsevak
    More proof of anti hindu bias in the US.
    May 12 3
    • Oracle IzvL53
      Anti Hindu bias?

      1) Not all Indians are Hindus
      2) Indian get the highest # of E-GC/year which is > 20%(India is 18% of world by population) Flash news: Indian is not limited by the 7% quota.

      You sound very entitled, perhaps this country is not for you.
      May 13
    • Facebook karsevak
      1. All Indians (from Kabul to Saigon and Lhasa to Malé) were Hindus at some point. And this entire country has always and will always be majority Hindu.

      2. This is for GC issued. We’re talking about H1B visas.

      You sound like a fucking racist, maybe this country isn’t for you.
      May 13
    • Oracle Izvhdn
      India gets more than 70% of the h1b visas issued, strange way of showing bias.
      May 14
  • Aspen Technology / Consultant wUHa67
    Demand vs supply. Doesn't really matter if the supply is h1b or green card.
    May 12 0