Artificial intelligence today finds its application in fields ranging from Life Sciences to Space Exploration. But did you know that it can even aid in telling you whether you are eligible for a US Work Permit or more specifically, what are the chances of you being granted an H1B non-immigrant work visa by the United States? Before we go into the details, let’s have a background study about the US Visa system and why AI is the need of the hour for aspiring professionals looking to set foot on US soil for work.
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One of the most memorable events in 2016 is undoubtedly the US Presidential Election through which the American Business Tycoon, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States. In the months preceding the election, one of the most discussed topics was the Work Visa regulations that were being followed in the US. Trump made it a point to ensure voters that if elected, he would overhaul the entire visa system and ensure that American jobs find takers from amongst American citizens and not foreign laborers who are brought in by companies for cheaper wages using or “exploiting as Trump says”, the US Work Permit policies. And from the very first week of swearing in, he has straight away started putting sanction after sanction on US Visas and the most targeted visa was the H1B.
Every year the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues 65000 H1B non-immigrant work visas, of which a majority is claimed by Global IT companies. These companies use the visa to bring in foreign staff to work for US projects. The Trump administration has brought in a sea of changes to the Visa application system and aspiring candidates face plenty of odds before they can claim an H1B visa. Earlier it was the probability of winning the lot as the visas are issued based on a random computerized lottery system. But now the system has aggravated into a much more complex mechanism.
Firstly the minimum wage has been doubled from the previous criterion thereby creating significant cost escalations for employers who want to bring in talent from other countries to work for US clients. Next up is the compulsory requirement for a Master’s Degree in a specialized stream to prove that the applicant is capable of doing high skilled jobs. The latest addition to the long list of requirements for Visa applications is the need for candidates to provide their social media handles for inspection.
It is a well-known fact that India is home to one of the world’s biggest IT outsourcing industry and the US is the major market for Indian companies. A good portion of the H1B visas (close to 80% in recent years) is awarded to Indian companies. As such the new rules would affect them severely. There would be drastic cost escalations and chances of applications getting rejected are higher.
To help companies reduce costs during the selection of candidates, AI enabled systems can analyze potential candidate profiles and identify people who have a high probability of being awarded by H1b visa prediction.
Companies have hundreds of thousands of aspiring professionals who seek H1B visas and hence before their names are sent to the Lottery, AI systems can conduct a detailed study of all candidates and provide the decision makers with a list of high probable candidates. This list can also serve as a major input for the Visa awarding agency as it helps to screen candidates automatically against predetermined criteria such as Educational Qualifications, Nationality, Skill-set, work experience, background checks and much more.
AI systems can derive deep insights from candidate profiles and can even scrutinize their social media profiles to determine whether they are in low-risk or high-risk categories for eligibility. AI systems can effectively screen social media posts and responses of individuals and determine their sentiments and validate them with security guidelines for social media handles laid down by the US Immigration Department.
Besides the H1B visa prediction, AI systems can also identify the best candidate to be sent for international business meetings wherein the system calculates their eligibility based on the context of the event, the skill sets and project experience of the candidate, cost factors, and other necessary parameters.
AI powered Visa Evaluation tools are a vital addition to businesses and government authorities to ensure that only genuine applicants are accepted for work permit requests. The amount of effort and cost involved is significantly reduced in the whole process thanks to automated solutions that derive eligibility in a matter of seconds from applicant data banks. If your business is looking at an AI powered Visa tool to identify candidates with positive probability in Visa administration, then talk to our experts today. Our range of AI powered Visa solutions would cater to the most diverse Visa verification and eligibility measures of all major countries globally. Drop us a line and our solution consultants would be in touch with you shortly.
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