Author archive: Rebecca Little

Filing season for the H-1B cap has come and passed. That means this season’s first round of RFEs is on its way. Last year, we saw a spike in Specialty Occupation RFEs that questioned whether a job qualified for H-1B eligibility. For a job to meet H-1B specialization requirements, it must fit the definition of…

Education RFEs for the EB2 classification are common because it weighs so heavily into what defines the requirements for this visa. To meet EB2 requirements and CIS approval trends, a beneficiary must hold a US masters degree or higher or its foreign equivalent, OR a US bachelors degree or its equivalent FOLLOWED BY at least…

A common EB2 RFE that arrives in the mail instead of an approval is triggered when the beneficiary’s education is not an exact match for the job title on the PERM. Employers will hire workers who meet the degree requirement in a related field because there is enough overlap in specialized skills and knowledge to…

Filing season has come and passed, and now it’s time to play the waiting game. Over the past few years, we saw a climb in RFE prevalence leading up to last years spike. That means, if you, or your employee or client filed on time and made the H-1B lottery, there’s a high chance your…

When a beneficiary files for EB2 status with credentials from outside of the United States – especially if the transcripts are in a language other than English – educational documentation can get tricky really fast. That’s because it’s easy to accidentally insert academic value judgment on a credential when translating it into English. Preparing educational…

TODAY MONDAY APRIL 2nd filing season for H-1B visa petitions officially opens. USCIS will continue to accept petitions until the cap of 65,000 visas plus an additional 20,000 for candidates with masters degrees or higher is filled, or for at least five business days. For the past few years, the cap has been met before…

Every visa that leans heavily on education has different requirements, especially when it comes to equivalencies for education completed outside of the United States. The EB2 visa in particular is fraught with notorious education traps. Before you file, make sure you, or your employee or client’s education checks out or you’ll end up with an…

The H-1B visa is the most competitive US work visa and the H-1B cap for FY 2019 opens in just a few weeks. This year, USCIS opens its doors to H-1B petitions on Monday, April 2nd and is projected to exceed the cap of 65,000 visas plus an additional 20,000 for candidates with masters degrees…

USCIS opens its doors to H-1B petitions for FY 2019 on Monday April 2nd, which is just under two weeks away. We predict that the cap will be met by Friday April 6th, so get those petitions ready to file! The last minute is NOT the time to cut corners. Even if you get your…

The H-1B visa is the most competitive US work visa and the H-1B cap for FY 2019 opens in just a few weeks. This year, USCIS opens its doors to H-1B petitions on Monday, April 2nd and is projected to exceed the cap of 65,000 visas plus an additional 20,000 for candidates with masters degrees…

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