On December 3 2018, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released details of a proposed brand new, H1B visa application process for speciality workers. The new US visa process would involve employers having to register candidates online for H1B visas, two weeks before the usual application deadline of April 1.
Sanwar Ali workpermit.com comment:
Changes introduced during the Donald Trump Presidency usually result in greater restrictions. Will this in some respects make it more difficult for US employers to obtain an H1B visa? When will these changes be introduced? It remains to be seen. The big problem is that there are just not enough H1B visas. There appears to be no proposals to change this. In addition, there are proposals to end work authorisation for spouses of H1B visa holders on H4 visas. Work authorisation was only available anyway for a limited number of spouses on H4 visas.