Category archive: Credential Evaluation

Consider this: the last time the US government made a massive overhaul to reform the immigration system was before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The world has changed drastically and the marketplace of goods, services, and innovations has gone global. Especially with the recent rapid expansion of the IT industry and rampant technological advances,…

The quick answer – Computer Systems Analyst.  These RFEs are pouring in. While most of the H1b visas every year are for STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – jobs, the bulk of the RFE responses to H1b petitions are for Computer Systems Analyst jobs. Why is this?  In their educational requirements policy, the…

Say you went through the process of getting your H-1b visa and moving to the United States to work only to find out your job isn’t the right fit for you. No problem! Once you have an H-1b visa, you can transfer jobs without loosing your visa status so long as the job still qualifies…

Unless their documents are already written in English degree is from the United States, all work Visa applicants must have their educational documents translated into English and evaluated for US equivalence. For this reason, some translation firms now offer credential evaluation services. While this one-stop convenience may sound enticing to the weary visa candidate, beware….

If your client or employee has a degree from outside of the United States, a credential evaluation is necessary to be successful in your H1b petition. However, many RFE’s are issued inquiring into the credentials of the evaluation agency that writes the evaluation. Not all credential evaluation agencies are authorized to make the necessary assessments…

If you are a non-US citizen working in the United States, you are likely to accused of job stealing at some point during your stay here. This goes double for H-1B workers, who are highly skilled non-US citizens working specialty occupations requiring advanced degrees. While many people in the United States on all sides of…

Today, around 25% of all H1B applications are met with RFE responses. Since immigration is a hot topic in the political sphere, statutes surrounding the details of what qualifies individuals to come to, live in, and especially to work in the United States are changing rapidly. This has led to confusion and misconceptions about what…

For many reasons, the H1B visa is one of the most popular work visas for people coming to work in the United States. To qualify for this visa, an applicant must be hired for a job requiring a bachelor’s degree or higher as an industry standard, hold a four-year bachelor’s degree or higher or its…

The IT industry is growing faster than highly skilled US-born workers can fill all of the new jobs, and the vast majority of H1b visa holders come to the United States every year to fill these positions. In fact, so many apply for H1b Visas each year, even companies like Microsoft are only approved for…

Up until just recently, candidates filed a foreign credential evaluation along with their initial H1B petition every time. That was until the lottery. With only 65,000 annual H1B Visas available and STEM industries actively seeking foreign employees for high-level positions, CIS now receives many times more petitions than there are Visas available. To deal with…

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