Economy H-1B application process begins today; to face unprecedented scrutiny Updated : April 02, 2018 04:17 AM IST The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.