A probe by the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department concluded that Infosys used easy to get B1 visas
, which are meant for short business visits, to bring an unknown number of its workers to the United States for long-term stays, the people were quoted as saying.
US authorities have been investigating Infosys since 2011, for allegedly using visitor visas or B1 visas
, instead of mandated H1B visas, to send an unknown number of its employees for long-term business visits to the US.
While the government insisted that all requests for such B1 visas
be approved by the Ministry of Interior, an NGO noted that some trafficking victims assisted in shelters during the reporting period--including those who entered via the Sinai--were not granted those visas.
The BEP applies to B1 visas
and can be used to send people to the United States for short-term assignments such as client meetings, training events, or sales presentations.