The suspension of green cards and non-immigrant visas may have limited impact on India, according an initial estimate by the government, CNBC-TV18 reported.
The government is assessing the fineprint of the US visa restrictions, the report added.
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The outflow of new US visa holders from India was already down due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the report said. In a regular year, 45,000 H-1B visas are issued to Indians.
Over 3 lakh H1B holders are already in the US. The number of Indians who will be impacted by US visa renewal is small, the report added.
India is expected to get a major chunk of a merit-based visa system that is under consideration in the US, the report said.
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