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Singapore blocks visa for Indian IT professionals

The focus is on hiring local talents instead of Indians.

While the United States started accepting applications for H-1B work visas for fiscal 2018 from today, Singapore has blocked visa for Indian IT professionals. The focus is on hiring local talents instead of Indians.

With a stress to hire locally, Indian companies are looking to move their operations to other regions in the world.  The Times of India reported that from HCL and TCS, the list has expanded to include Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant and L&T Infotech.

It has now being reported that the visa ban has been in force since the beginning of 2016 and has led to a reduction in the number of visa requests for Indian IT professionals to the island city.

“This (visa problem) has been lingering for a while but since early-2016, visas are down to a trickle. All Indian companies have received communication on fair consideration, which basically means hiring local people,” Nasscom president R Chandrashekhar was quoted as saying.

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  1. Of course each country must ensure jobs for their own, first.
    Hopefully this visa ban against Indian IT professionals will will not cut off too much talent from entering Singapore.

  2. This is completely understandable. I am sure that this problem also happens in other countries too. I hope that the ban doesn’t make people not want to enter Singapore though as it is an amazing country.

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