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The USCIS utilizes the RFE as a tool to make an informed decision on your case. You can ALSO use your RFE as a tool to make your case stronger and more clear, and boost your chances of having your H1-B visa petition approved. Here are some things to keep in mind that will streamline…

If you get an RFE response to your H1-B visa petition, you AND your employer need to comprehend who is being asked to provide evidence for what. RFE will ask for more evidence regarding employer viability, the employer-employee relationship, and your credentials and qualifications. It’s important that everyone who needs to provide information be on…

Not even six years ago only 4% of H1B applications received an RFE. Today, over one in every four petitions are met with an RFE. These visas are in higher demand than ever before and rates of RFEs are higher than ever as well. One of the main reasons for this spike is that educational…

The Nightmare RFE strikes terror into the hearts of lawyers. Also known as the Kitchen Sink because there’s absolutely everything in it BUT the kitchen sink, this RFE demands an impossible list of requirements for H1B visa petitioners to meet. In 2009, we hardly saw a single Nightmare RFE come across our desks. Now we’re…

The RFE is a tool USCIS uses to make an informed decision on your case, so don’t panic. Do what you can to make their job easier and you’ll boost your chances of approval significantly. Be sure you understand exactly what is being asked of you and your employer in your RFE and be sure…

Requests for Evidence (RFE) are being issued at higher and higher rates in response to petitions for H-1B visas. With the high volume of H-1B applicants every year, the USCIS has tightened its standards for fulfilling the requirements to qualify for this visa. This means that not only the employee applying for H-1B status should…

H-1B visas are in high demand. The 65,000 visas issued annually are filled quickly after the USCIS begins accepting applications in April even though the deadline isn’t until October. Due in part to this high volume of applicants to live and work on US soil the USCIS has issued more Request For Evidence (RFE) responses…

International enrollment for US graduate programs is on the rise. More and more students are coming to the United States for graduate degrees, which is good news for US grad programs, many of which are staying afloat from international enrollment. While there are many benefits to earning your graduate degree in the US the application…

Students coming to the United States for graduate school are faced with a serious dilemma in their application and acceptance process. Many countries throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, and countries that formed their educational systems under British influence have three-year bachelor’s degree programs. These three-year programs clock more contact hours than the United States four-year…

A survey conducted by the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States in 2005 found that 78% of institutions who responded would consider applicants with three-year degrees for admission “under specific conditions,” while only 22% gave a cold, hard no. The survey indicated that students holding three-year degrees from accredited and academically competitive institutions…

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