The US State Department said that the acceptance of the proposal would completely dispel the notion that the ‘B-1 in Liu of H Policy’ provides an alternative way for foreign professionals to enter the US to do skilled work
Through this visa, Indian companies send their professionals to do skilled work on-site in the US. Foreign companies use B-1 visas to avoid the terms and restrictions related to non-immigrant classification.
Getting temporary business visas for H-1B specialty jobs in the US may stop. This may affect thousands of Indian professionals. Through this visa, companies from other countries send their technology professionals to the US to do skilled work on-site for some time.
The US State Department has proposed not to issue this visa. The ministry said that the acceptance of the proposal would completely eliminate the notion that the ‘B-1 in lieu of H policy’ (B-1 policy in lieu of H) would allow foreign professionals to enter the US to do skilled work. Provides alternative method. Foreign companies use B-1 visas to avoid the terms and restrictions associated with H non-immigrant classification.
The impact of foreign workers will be reduced on American workers
The ministry said that the approval of the proposal would reduce the impact on American workers due to foreign workers. In a notification released on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry said that American architecture companies seeking protection from rising labor costs in the country would have to understand that this protection would put American architects out of employment and foreign architecture companies would start offering the same service.
Workers with an H-1B visa receive the same salary as American professionals
If foreign companies take H-1B visas for their architects, then that company will have to pay their architects the same salary as American architects. At the same time, other conditions set by Congress must be met for the protection of American workers.
Workers with a B-1 visa receive lower wages than American workers
The ministry said that under the B-1 in Lie of H policy, on the other hand, the same architect would have to take a B-1 visa and would be able to go to the US for a temporary architecture job. He will be able to stay in the United States as long as he stays abroad and gets paid. Architects with this visa usually do not pay the company as much as an American architect.
B-1 Visa fees are much lower than H-1B visas
The Foreign Ministry stated that the application process for B-1 visas is not investigated for the protection of American workers in the same manner as the H-1B visa application process. Also, the fees for B-1 visas are much lower than for H-1B visas. According to the notification, this proposal of the ministry will affect 6,000 to 8,000 foreign workers every year. The US issues about 8,000 B-1 visas every year under the B-1 In Lie of H policy.