Category archive: Case Studies

H1B visa requirements state that an eligible beneficiary must have a US bachelor’s degree or higher or its foreign equivalent, and the institution from which the degree was earned must be government accredited. The fact of the matter is, there are many non-government accredited programs around the world that provide students high quality education. There…

One of the most common EB2 education RFEs arrives when a candidate holds a degree that doesn’t call itself a degree. In fact Chartered Accountancy is the degree that receives the most RFEs for the EB2 classification. Time and again, EB2 candidates who have earned an Indian Chartered Accountancy certificate receive an RFE even though…

Career colleges in the United States have expanded international student enrollment. If you are considering or have decided to come to the United States for college, you know what you want to do, and you prefer a focused curriculum, attending a career college may be the right fit for you. These schools offer flexible course…

Education RFEs are some of the most common RFEs H-1B candidates receive post-lottery. Since this work visa is set aside for foreign nationals with US bachelor’s degrees or higher, or their equivalents, when a candidate’s degree was earned in a different country with a different education system, the value of this degree is murky. USCIS…

This client had attended a university in Denmark. After 3 years, he received a Bachelor Degree from a Danish University under the Bologna Accord. He continued his education and received a Master’s Degree after two years. He applied for employment in the United States. His Labor Certificate required theU.S. equivalency of a Master’s Degree. The USCIS issued an RFE,…

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…

This client had a 3-year degree and a GNIIT diploma. He had applied for an I-140immigration visa, and received an RFE from the USCIS. After consulting several foreign credential evaluation agencies, he found none who were willing to submit an evaluation report showing his 3-year degree to be the U.S. equivalency of a Bachelor Degree. Then he turned to Career Consulting International….

Sometimes, the USCIS recognizes that a client’s foreign degree is the U.S.equivalency of a Bachelor Degree, but disagrees that the client’s educational experience meets labor certificate requirements. In these cases, a functional equivalency must be shown between the labor certificate and the degree obtained. In this particular case, a client approached Career Consulting Internationalafter receiving an RFE from the USCIS. He held…

Our client was from Pakistan. He had graduated with a Bachelor Degree after two years, and continued his education to get a Master Degree. He obtained aneducational evaluation for a work visa indicating that his foreign academic credentials were equivalent to a four-year degree. The USCIS issued a denial, indicating that the evaluation report had combined two degrees…

Our client was accepted into a traditional four-year engineering degree program in India as a second-year student. He completed the final three years of the program and graduated. After reading the educational evaluation from another consulting agency, the USCIS denied his immigration visa on the basis that he had actually completed a 3-year degree rather than a…

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