Stranded spouses, kids of H-1B and L-1 workers get exemption from US visa ban
Fri, Jul 17, 2020, 04:29 PM
Spouses of H-1B and L-1 workers, who were left stranded in India following the visa ban announced by US President Trump on June 22, can now heave a sigh of relief. Based on a recent guidance issued by the US State Department, once consulate offices open, they will be able to get their visas stamped and fly to the US.
The exceptions cover spouses and dependent children of the principal non-immigrant, who is holding certain categories of valid work visas. Currently, there are 5.83 lakh H-1B visa holders in the US, of which a significant number, estimated to be higher than 3 lakh are Indians. L-1 workers are those who are on intra company transfers and their numbers are much lower.