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Welcome to the 2017 RFE season! It’s the worst year yet when it comes to difficult RFEs and lots of them. We’ve seen common RFEs regarding education, we’ve seen Nightmare RFEs, and now we’re seeing the Double Employment Issue RFE. While there are no guarantees with USCIS, our experts at TheDegreePeople.com have been able to…

It’s RFE season and CIS is coming down especially hard on “borderline” occupations this year. These are jobs that don’t necessarily require a US bachelor’s degree or its equivalent or higher according the the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). Some borderline jobs include management positions, certain computer and tech positions, certain healthcare…

It’s no secret that CIS approval trends, especially with regards to the much sought-after H1B visa, change from year to year. RFEs for petitions for FY-2018 have started arriving and this year, CIS is going after entry level wages for H1B jobs. Here’s the scoop: H1B visas are reserved for highly skilled foreign workers in…

There are many situations in which H1B candidates will file with education from an unaccredited institution. Plenty of academically competitive institutions of education that are held in high regard by the professional fields their students are trained in, that provide students with high quality education that are simply not government accredited.  Graduates of programs from…

Did you or your employee or client file with a credential evaluation only to receive an RFE anyway? The problem is, many credential evaluators don’t understand how to work with visa cases. Think back to when you ordered. Did they ask about the job? Did they ask about the visa? Do they regularly work with…

At TheDegreePeople.com, we see a lot of seemingly complicated H1B RFEs this time of year.  Clients come in with RFEs that can be virtually impossible to answer by their own instructions.  This is a frustrating time of year, especially given that CIS approval trends change from year to year. If you or your employee or…

One of the very most common H1B RFE triggers is a 3-year bachelor’s degree with no credential evaluation, or with the wrong kind of credential evaluation. Many H1B candidates come to the United States to work missing a fourth year of education. The Indian 3-year Bachelor’s degree is the most common 3-year degree to trigger…

Did you or your employee or client receive an education RFE for their H1B visa petition? Did you submit a credential evaluation with the initial petition and still receive an RFE? The problem may be that you had the right evaluation for the wrong visa. College and graduate admissions evaluations, for example, are an entirely…

It’s RFE season and the prevalence of the dreaded Nightmare RFE is on the rise right along with the rate of RFE responses. We’re not sure what triggers this RFE, and we’re not even sure CIS has the right to make these requests, but they keep on coming. The Nightmare RFE is virtually impossible to…

RFE season is here for cap-subject H1B candidates! The past ten years has seen a massive spike in RFEs with around one quarter of all petitions receiving on, so don’t be surprised if one arrives. An RFE is an opportunity to strengthen you case, or your employee or client’s case. At TheDegreePeople, we work with…

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