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The List of the H1b Visa Petition Approved in 2008

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Employers apply for H1b visa every year in April in order to get a slot out of 85000 visas that US Government approves every year. Companies starts hiring employees from Oct every year. Six Indian Outsourcing firms are among the top 10 companies who got approval of 11,617 H-1B visas in 2008. Also, Accenture, Microsoft, Cisco are among the top 10 US companies who received approval for 1,037, 731 and 422 number of Visas.

PetitionAlthough, the number of visa petitions, approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, do not reflect final number of visas issued by the State Department because they verify each cases individually before the issuance of visa. H1b visa is not only used to hire IT professionals from foreign country, it is also used to hire professors, doctors, accountants, and architects from foreign country.

The following is the list for top 50 companies for H1b visa approval:

NUMBER OF H-1B PETITIONS APPROVED BY USCIS IN FY 2008 FOR INITIAL BENEFICIARIES
1-50
Rank Company No. of visas
1 INFOSYS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 4,559
2 WIPRO LIMITED 2,678
3 SATYAM COMPUTER SERVICES LIMITED 1,917
4 TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED 1,539
5 MICROSOFT CORP 1,037
6 ACCENTURE LLP 731
7 COGNIZANT TECH SOLUTIONS US CORP 467
8 CISCO SYSTEMS INC 422
9 LARSEN & TOUBRO INFOTECH LIMITED 403
10 IBM (NYSE: IBM) INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED 381
11 INTEL CORP 351
12 ERNST & YOUNG LLP 321
13 PATNI AMERICAS INC 296
14 TERRA INFOTECH INC 281
15 QUALCOMM INCORPORATED 255
16 MPHASIS CORPORATION 251
17 KPMG LLP 245
18 PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY PUBLIC SCHS 239
19 BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCH SYSTEM 229
20 DELOITTE CONSULTING LLP 218
21 GOLDMAN SACHS & CO 211
22 VERINON TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS LTD 208
23 EVEREST BUSINESS SOLUTIONS INC 208
24 GOOGLE INC 207
25 EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL SYS 205
26 DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP 195
27 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND 191
28 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 186
29 UNIV OF MICHIGAN 183
30 MARLABS INC 177
31 ORACLE USA INC 168
32 UNIV OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO 168
33 ALLIED SOLUTIONS GROUP INC 166
34 RITE AID CORPORATION 161
35 V-SOFT CONSULTING GROUP INC 161
36 CUMMINS INC 159
37 THE JOHNS HOPKINS MED INSTS OIS 157
38 VEDICSOFT SOLUTIONS IN
156
39 UNIV OF WISCONSIN MADISON 151
40 JPMORGAN CHASE Co 150
41 I-FLEX SOLUTIONS INC 148
42 CLERYSYS INC 147
43 YALE UNIVERSITY 145
44 STATE UNIV OF NY AT STONY BROOK 143
45 HARVARD UNIVERSITY 143
46 DIS NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH 141
47 YAHOO INC 139
48 STANFORD UNIV 138
49 CDC GLOBAL SERVICES INC 135
50 GLOBAL CONSULTANTS INC 131

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