Newark, New York received the highest numbers of H-1B visas in the last 6 years with 2, 47, 900 visas. Majority of the approvals for H-1B visas are concentrated along Texas and East Coast in contrary to the general perception. The statistics have been revealed by the National Foundation for US Policy and Statista.
Top high-profile US tech firms have been awarded increased numbers of H-1B visas in 2017 in comparison with 2016, as quoted by the Times of India. These are amongst the top 10 firms receiving approval for H-1B visas including Intel, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.
The majority of the applications for the H-1B visas are submitted by the business related to IT. These include Computer System Design and allied services followed by Colleges and Management.
The fact that cannot be denied at all is that the highest numbers of H-1B visas applications are filed from India. In the period 1 October 2016 and 30 June 2017, around 2.47 lakh H-1B visa applications were filed from India.
On the other hand, there is a steep decline in the H-1B visa applications from India that were successful in 2017. Only two of the top 7 Indian firms that witnessed an increase in the approvals for H-1B visas in 2017.
|US Metropolitan Area||H-1B visas received in last 6 years|
|1.||New York – Newark Jersey||2, 47, 900|
|2.||Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington, TX||74, 000|
|3.||Washington – Arlington – Alexandria||64, 800|
|4.||Boston – Cambridge- Newton – MA-NH||38, 300|
|5.||College-Station – Bryan, TX||37, 800|
|7.||Chicago Naperville -Elgin||29, 900|
|8.||Houston- The Woodlands-Sugar land, TX||28, 900|
|9.||Atlanta-Sandy Springs – Rosewell, GA||28, 500|
|10||San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||22, 500|
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