Spouses of high-skilled workers on the H-1B visa, will be eligible for work permit. The U.S. government has confirmed that this would be effective from May 26, 2015. This is great news for Indians who are waiting for Green Cards from a long time. With this approximately 179,600 individuals would benefit in the first year and 55,000 more in second year. This kind of policy is already there in Australia and Canada.