The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released a report ‘Characteristics of H-1B Specialty Occupation Workers’ where it reveals statistics related to H-1B visas including the total number of H-1B petitions filed, the number of petitions approved in fiscal year (FY) 2016 and FY 2017, the median salary of beneficiaries and more.The report also shows the distribution of beneficiaries by country of birth. Of the H-1B petitions approved in FY 2017, 75.6% reported that the beneficiary was born in India. The second most prevalent country of birth of H-1B beneficiaries was the People’s Republic of China, representing 9.4% of all beneficiaries. The number of beneficiaries from India approved for initial employment decreased by 4.1% in FY 2017, while the number of beneficiaries approved for continuing employment increased by 12.5% in FY 2017.Here’s over to the number of H-1B petitions approved by country of birth of beneficiary during the fiscal year 2016 and 2017.
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