Indian IT services firms may see a higher number of requests for further evidence from US immigration authorities on their applications for H-1B visas, delaying the deployment of engineers on projects on a work visa and increasing their cost.
Even though Indian firms such as TCS, Infosys, Wipro and HCL Technologies have been reducing dependency on H-1B visas, analysts said they would still need people to be sent for certain complex work. The intent of the US government is to use H-1B visas to import skills than mere immigration, said Greyhound Research CEO Sanchit Vir Gogia.
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