H1B Visas – Who received most H1B work permits in 2008?

As the H1B season coming to an end, many lawyers, like us, are busy with preparing the H1B petitions. It feels like getting ready for a race, a big race. So who is going to win the lottery this year? Last year Indian tech firms such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro apart from scandal-hit Satyam Computer Services received maximum number of H1B work permits, as these companies sent more professionals to the US.

India’s second biggest software exporter led the list of H1B visas issued last year with around 4,559 work permits, Wipro received 2,678 approvals, Satyam managed some 1,919 and TCS received around 1,539 H1B permits. According to the data released by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Microsoft, the world’s biggest software maker, stood fourth in the list of top H1B users with around 1,037 work permits for foreign workers.

Because of the grim economy, the prediction is that this year’s numbers will be lower, at the same time, companies are still in line to secure precious H1B spots.

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