It’s the best time and the worst time to be an Indian techie with an H-1B visa

Indian engineers with an H-1B visa are facing an unexpected conundrum.

On March 03, the US government temporarily suspended premium processing of the highly sought-after H-1B visa, a category that Indian information technology (IT) outsourcing companies often used to fill up positions in the US from India on short notice. Under this fast-track route, visas are processed in 15 days, instead of the usual three to six months.

Now recruitment experts believe existing H-1B visa holders wi

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