Spouses of Techies with H-1B visa can work in US

Spouses of Techies with H-1B visa can work in US
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As apart of Obama-Modi deal, the US plans to open the gates for tech workers in US. Henceforth, spouses of Techies in the US can get work permits without hassle.

As apart of Obama-Modi deal, the US plans to open the gates for tech workers in US. Henceforth, spouses of Techies in the US can get work permits without hassle.

The US on Wednesday announced that it will provide work permits to spouses of H-1B visa holders beginning May 26, a move that is expected to benefit thousands of talented and professional Indian spouses who come to America but are unable to work.
Under existing laws, spouses of H-1B visa holders, many of whom are Indians, are not eligible to work. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting applications for work visas from H-1B spouses on May 26. Once USCIS approves the 'Form I-765' and the H-4 dependent spouse receives an Employment Authorisation Card, he or she may begin working in the United States.
USCIS estimates the number of individuals eligible to apply for employment authorization under this rule could be as high as 179,600 in the first year and 55,000 annually in subsequent years. The move has been welcomed by Indian-Americans. South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) in a statement applauded the US government for announcing that it will extend work authorisation, effective May 26, 2015, to some H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders.
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