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Case Study: The Right Credential Evaluation to Overturn an H-1B RFE

Jul 16, 2019

Case Study: The Right Credential Evaluation to Overturn an H-1B RFE During H-1B RFE season, we have beneficiaries come to us every year with education RFEs.  We always tell our readers to NEVER submit a petition without a credential evaluation IF the education is incomplete, in a different degree than the field of the H-1B […]

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Case Study: Indian Three-Year Degree H-1B RFE Overturned!

Jun 27, 2019

Case Study: Indian Three-Year Degree H-1B RFE Overturned! A recurring RFE we see every year with H-1B candidates is the education RFE for the Indian three-year bachelor’s degree.  Candidates who do not submit credential evaluations that account for the missing fourth year of education with their initial petition get RFEs about it this time of […]

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Case Study: RFE for Wrong Degree Specialization Overturned!

Jun 19, 2019

Case Study: RFE for Wrong Degree Specialization Overturned! USCIS and employers have a different idea of what qualified an H-1B employee for their specialty occupation.  It is commonplace for employers to hire a candidate with a degree in a field related to the position, given they have proper work experience to master the specialized skills […]

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H-1B RFE Case Study: Expert Opinion Letter from Professor of Computer Sciences Denied

Jun 14, 2019

H-1B RFE Case Study: Expert Opinion Letter from Professor of Computer Sciences Denied Last year we had countless clients come to us with specialty occupation RFEs.  Some of them came to us with RFEs that they had tried to get overturned with an expert opinion letter, and failed. One such client came to us with […]

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How to Answer a Double H-1B RFE For Education and Specialty Occupation

Jun 8, 2019

How to Answer a Double H-1B RFE For Education and Specialty Occupation RFE season is now, and when CIS finds one problem with a petition, they tend to find more.  Over the past few years, we have seen a common double RFE involving specialty occupation and education issues. H-1B eligibility rules state that to qualify […]

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Unique H-1B Issues that Face IT Consulting Firms this RFE Season

May 31, 2019

Unique H-1B Issues that Face IT Consulting Firms this RFE Season Recently a lawsuit was filed against USCIS by ITServe Alliance.  This is a organization of US IT service companies that had previously petitioned USCIS against new changes to H-1B adjudication rules.  The new rules state that for IT consulting companies that contract H-1B employees […]

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What to Expect and When to Expect it this H-1B Adjudication Season

May 20, 2019

What to Expect and When to Expect it this H-1B Adjudication Season USCIS has completed selecting the 85,000 H-1B petitions to be adjudicated for approval for cap-subject petitions for FY 2020. Those selected that filed for premium processing may begin receiving notice this week as to their approval status with the anticipated date of completion […]

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Common H-1B Issues to Anticipate this Adjudication Season

May 9, 2019

Common H-1B Issues to Anticipate this Adjudication Season In the next few months, H-1B petitioners and beneficiaries will find out if their petitions have been selected in the lottery, and accepted for approval. We predict this year will follow the trend of the previous few years with an increase in H-1B issues that block beneficiaries […]

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H-1B Adjudication Season: What to Expect, How to Prepare

May 2, 2019

H-1B Adjudication Season: What to Expect, How to Prepare With H-1B filing season over and the lottery completed on April 11th, 2019, it is now time to wait – and to prepare. USCIS notifies those who have been selected in the H-1B lottery first, and premium processing cases are expected to be alerted that they […]

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