Author archive: Rebecca Little

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…

The H-1B visa is a visa of dual intent that allows foreign nationals to work specialty occupations in the US for three years with the option to extend to six years, and the option to leave when the job is done, or pursue a Green Card. During this time, they can bring spouses and dependents…

Last year, CIS came down hard on computer programmers earning level 1 wages. The reasoning was that because some employers hire entry level programmers with only a US associate’s degree as a minimum requirement, the job didn’t meet H1B specialization requirements. The H1B visa is for jobs that require a minimum of a US bachelors…

H-1B filing season is coming up fast. The prevalence of RFEs has been rising every year, and there are certain degrees and jobs that tend to attract them. There are also some very common, very avoidable mistakes that beneficiaries and their sponsors make every year. Before you file, let us review your case. At TheDegreePeople,…

Going into the upcoming H1B season, it’s important to understand the approach CIS takes to determine visa eligibility. This will help you build a strong case for why your employee or client should get one of the 65,000 H1B visas, or additional 20,000 H1B visas for beneficiaries with Masters degrees or higher. To understand how…

If you or your client or employee has a degree from outside of the United States, or a degree that is generalized, incomplete, or doesn’t exactly match the specialty occupation, you need to submit a credential evaluation with the H1B petition to prove that the beneficiary meets H1B educational requirements. However, not all evaluations will…

April 1st is coming up fast, and it’s time to organize those H1B petitions. Before you begin the filing process, it’s important to know for certain that the candidate and the job meet H1B eligibility requirements. H1B requirements state that the job must require a minimum of a US bachelors degree or higher or its…

For the first time in years, the number of H1B petitions filed for FY 2018 in April 2017 dropped. 199,000 petitions came in, down from 236,000 for FY 2017 in April 2016. However, this number still far exceeds the annual cap of 65,000 H1B visas and an additional 20,000 for beneficiaries with US Masters degrees…

H1B educational requirements state that to qualify a candidate must hold a US bachelors degree or higher or its equivalent. What if you have, or your employee or client has the specialized skills and expertise necessary to excel that the job, but no college experience? The trick is in the equivalency. At TheDegreePeople, we write…

If you or your employee or client has an Indian three-year bachelors degree, you are coming into this H1B season with an RFE target on the petition. CIS will not accept that Indian three-year bachelors degree as the equivalent of a US four-year bachelors degree. Yes, US graduate programs do. Yes, international trade agreements do….

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