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The key term when it comes to H1B eligibility is specialization. H1B visa status is for foreign workers with advanced degrees working specialty occupations. These jobs require a US bachelor’s degree or higher or its foreign equivalent as a minimum requirement. Additionally, CIS requires the degree to be in the exact specialization of the job,…

Filing season is on its way, which means its time to start preparing H1B petitions for fiscal year 2018. This visa is for highly skilled workers coming to the United States to work jobs that require an advanced and specific skill set. Education is a central aspect of H1B eligibility. Before you file, make sure…

In his inaugural address, President Trump touted that the country would follow the principle, “Buy American and hire American.” What does this mean for programs like the H1B Visa program, and the issues these programs seek to address? The H1B visa program has been specifically targeted by this sentiment. The H1B visa program allows highly…

It’s time to start preparing to file H1B petitions for fiscal year 2018. We predict that there will be an H1B lottery again this year because for the past several years the number of petitions that flowed in the first week of April far surpassed the annual cap. If you or your employee or client…

If you or your employee or client is planning to file for EB2 visa status, make sure that the education meets requirements for this particular classification. EB2 visa processing time is very long, and filing a petition that is doomed is a waste of time, money, and peace of mind for everyone. When looking at…

It’s the New Year and that means H1B filing season is coming up sooner than you expect. We predict that last years educational trends will still be influential in 2017. Over the past six or seven years, educational trends regarding H1b approval have gotten more strict and specific. At the same time, several recurrent H1B…

Looking back on the past few years, we see one occupation that stands out for getting the most H1B RFEs year after year. In 2017, we predict that this trend will remain intact. The answer is – Computer Systems Analysis. This occupation receives the very most H1B RFEs every year because CIS education trends have…

It’s H1B RFE season and there’s a one in four chance that you or your employee or client received one. RFEs have become increasingly common over the past several years, and CIS approval trends regarding H1B education have changed. RFEs have become not only more common, but also more complex and confusing. For example, the…

Education is a central component of H1B eligibility. This visa is for foreign nationals who work in specialty occupations that require advanced degrees and skills and understanding specialized to their position. If the job does not require a US bachelor’s degree or higher or its equivalent, the job is not considered specialized enough to qualify….

What is the H1B RFE that strikes fear into the hearts of immigration attorneys and causes nightmares for their clients who receive them? The Nightmare RFE! This RFE is also called the Kitchen Sink because absolutely everything is in it, even the kitchen sink. This RFE is virtually impossible to answer, we don’t know exactly…

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