If there is something which is much required but less talked about, it is Visas. It’s a common knowledge that if you want to travel internationally for whatever purpose, the first thing you need to check is the Visa requirement. The most common types of Visas are Tourist, Business and Work Visas and one would think that these Visas encompass every purpose of visit, but you’d be surprised to know that there are at least 10 broad varieties of Visas to choose from in each country and if you talk about each country individually, the count goes up, way up.
US president Mr.Donald Trump has signed an executive order to reform H-1B visa norms in Wisconsin. This may have a major business impact on Indian IT companies sending skilled workers to US under H-1B visa programme.
“Right now, H-1B visas are awarded in a totally random lottery, and that’s wrong. Instead, they should be given to the most skilled and highest-paid applicants, and they should never, ever be used to replace Americans. No one can compete with American workers when they’re given a fair and level playing field, which has not happened for decades,” Mr. Trump said.
Canada has always been a country that attracted immigrants, and with the current affairs of the world it is becoming most suitable country for immigration and settlement. So, what makes Canada an ideal place to migrate? One of the many reasons for high immigration influx in Canada is that it has something to offer to everyone from every category, skills and occupation. Canada is very liberal with its views on refugees and religions, it is always ready to accept crisis hit people from every country to be a part of its ecosystem and evolve there, this too adds to the flow of inbound migration.
The Optional Practical Training or in short OPT is the opportunity given by US government to apply knowledge gained in your educational program to off-campus work in your field. OPT is authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This authorization process may take up to 3 months and the maximum amount of time granted to work on F-1 student visa OPT status is 12 months per degree level, post which there is a possibility of H1-B cap extension OR a 24-month extension for those who qualify under certain rules.