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, we work with difficult cases and RFEs every year. We know what triggers RFEs and we know how to respond to them. We also know when to spot when a case is vulnerable and how to prevent getting an RFE in the first place.
Last year, we saw an unprecedented number of specialty occupation RFEs targeting beneficiaries at Level 1 Wages, particularly computer programmers. If your client or employee is a computer programmer making Level 1 Wages, do not file without a review of your client’s case, a detailed job description, and an expert opinion letter explaining why the job meets H-1B specialization requirements even though it is at Level 1 Wages.
There are also a handful of situations that trigger an education RFE, including having a three-year bachelors degree, an incomplete degree or no college credit at all, a degree with a major that is generalized or not an exact match for the job, and foreign credentials without an evaluation. If your client or employee has anything but a US bachelors degree or higher with a major that exactly matches the H-1B job, you will need a detailed credential evaluation written with regards to the job, H-1B educational requirements, and CIS approval trends.
It’s always better to prevent an RFE in the first place than to have to answer one later. Visit ccifree.com for a free review of your employee or client’s case at no charge and no obligation.
This article was written by Rebecca Little