Our client attended a 3-year degree university in India, after completing a year of higher secondary school, which is equivalent to one year of postsecondary education. After completing this degree program, he went on to attend a 2-year Master Degree Program in that country.
Recently, we received notice that his I-140 had received approval, just a month after we had completed his educational evaluation. We were able successfully to demonstrate that a 3-Year Indian Degree is the U.S. equivalency of a Bachelor Degree, and that the client indeed had the U.S. equivalency of a Master’s Degree.
The USCIS issued strict requirements governing the acceptance of a 3-year degree as equivalent to a Bachelor Degree in the United States. Many foreign education credentials evaluation agencies have had limited success with I-140 approval in these cases. We have received a number of clients from these agencies who have had RFEs or even denials because of these requirements.
Thanks to the hard work and continuing research of our academic expert, Professor John Kersey, and the Career Consulting International‘s Executive Director, Ms. Sheila Danzig, we have been fortunate to experience a high level of success with these equivalencies. Our academic experts are committed to ongoing research and continuing education that make it possible for our clients to gain approval – even after an RFE or denial.
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