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The California State has emerged as the Top State to have obtained the H-1B visa certification with over 309,205 H-1B specialty occupation labour certifications.

TOP 7 States In U.S. With Highest Number of H-1B Certifications
TOP 7 States In U.S. With highest number of H-1B Certifications

According to recent data released by the United States Department of Labour, California has emerged as the top State to have obtained the H-1B visa certification with over 309,205 H-1B specialty occupation labour certifications.

The Texas (115,484), New York (95,722), New Jersey (65,232), and Illinois (56,196) came in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th spots respectively.

The employers in Illinois are followed by Washington (52,522) and Pennsylvania (51,471).

Here’s a list of top 7 States of U.S.A. with highest number of H-1B Certifications.

Rank State Number of H-1B Speciality Occupation Labour Certifications
7 Pennsylvania 51,471
6 Washington 52,522
5 Illinois 56,196
4 New Jersey 65,232
3 New York 95,722
2 Texas 115,484
1 California 309,205

 

TOP 10 States In U.S. With Highest Number of H-1B Certifications

1.California (309,205); 2. Texas (115,484); 3. New York (95,722); 4. New Jersey (65,232); 5. Illinois (56,196); 6. Washington (52,522); 7. Pennsylvania (51,471).

 

London-based multi-national professional services organisation Ernst and Young has emerged as the top employer to have obtained the H-1B visa certification with over 151,164 H-1B specialty occupation labour certifications.

The Deloitte Consulting (69,869), Cognizant technology Corp (47,732), HCL America (42,820), and K Force Inc (32,996) came at 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th positions respectively.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is the only Indian company among the top 10 companies to get foreign labour certification for H-1B visas for the year 2018. The company received 20,755 H-1B specialty occupation labour certifications.

An H-1B visa permits an aspirant to enter the United States to temporarily work at an employer in a specialty occupation.

A person in H-1B status must continue to be employed by their employer in order to stay in H-1B status.

If the person’s employment ends for any reason, the person must leave the United States, unless the person applies for and is granted a change of status or finds another employer compatible with the H-1B status.