In a welcome move, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that individuals travelling to the US on business and tourist visas can now apply for new jobs and attend interviews. However, there is a catch! USCIS, in its statement clearly mentions that even though you can sit for an interview, you can’t work in the country if you are on a tourist or business visa.
Amidst massive layoffs in the American tech sector, two Indian-American organizations launched an online petition last month, urging US President Joe Biden to extend the grace period of H-1B visas holders from two months to a year. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations requiring theoretical or technical expertise.
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Updated: 23 Mar 2023, 05:37 PM IST