2018 witnessed sharp decline of 10% in H-1B visa approvals: US
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In the year 2018, the US witnessed a sharp decline of 10% in the approval of H-1B visa, which is highly popular among Indian IT professionals. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services approved 335,000 H-1B visas, which included both new and renewable, in the fiscal year 2018 whereas in 2017 it approved 373,400 H-1B visas. This indicates that the approval rate declined from 93% in 2017 to 85% in 2018.