The Ministry of External Affairs of the United States of America has informed that there was a reduction of 10% in the number of approvals granted for H1B Visas in the year 2018.
In the year 2018, including the new applications and applications for renewal, a total of 335000 approvals were granted for issue of H1B Visas. In the previous year (2017), this number was 373400. 95% of all H1B visa applications were approved. However, in the year 2918, it has come down to 85%.
In the last financial year ending in March, the process of granting H!B Visas has come down to 73%. In the previous year, this was 85%.
In the year 2018, the US Citizenship and citizen services council had scrutinized 396300 H1B Visa applications. However, it had scrutinized 403300 applications in the year 2017.
Further, 850000 applications seeking US Citizenship were also scrutinized. This is the highest as compared in the last 5 years statistics. Also, Green Cards were issued to 11 Lakh persons.