Category archive: Credential Evaluation

In the past few years, the prevalence of RFEs for H1B visas has skyrocketed.  This year, the RFE that caught us all off guard was the Level 1 Wages RFE that targets computer programmers. But whose fault was that RFE?  Someone dropped the ball and figuring out who did it is essential to solving the…

In the past decade, the prevalence of RFEs for H1B visas has skyrocketed and CIS has become evermore particular about the same two eligibility requirements. To qualify for the H1B visa, a candidate’s job must require a US Bachelors degree or higher or its US equivalent, and the candidate must have those academic qualifications. As…

At TheDegreePeople, we see difficult RFEs come across our desks every year. This year, CIS rolled out a new RFE, the Level 1 Wages RFE, that has everyone panicking. No one saw it coming, and it’s arrived in unprecedented numbers. First, it’s important to understand how the Level 1 Wages RFE is justified. CIS cites…

At TheDegreePeople, we work with difficult RFE cases every year. This year is no different, except alongside three-year degree RFEs and the Nightmare RFE, we are now seeing the dreaded Level 1 Wages RFE. This RFE is difficult because no one saw it coming and its commonality is unprecedented. Computer programmers petitioning for H1B status…

The Level 1 Wages RFE is the Nightmare RFE of this year. In this RFE, CIS targets computer programmers petitioning for H1B status with jobs set at Level 1 Wages. The justification for this RFE is that entry level computer programmers are sometimes hired with only an Associates degree, which doesn’t meet CIS requirements for…

While the Level 1 Wages RFE has been this year’s hot new horrible H1B RFE, all of the classic RFEs we see year after year are still out there. Candidates who received an RFE for Level 1 Wages and answered it perfectly are now getting hit with another round of RFEs.  In fact, this year…

This RFE has everyone panicked and stumped.  This year, CIS specifically targeted computer programmers working for Level 1 Wages.  They justify this decision by citing a passage from the Occupational Outlook Handbook stating some employers hire computer programmers with an Associates degree as the prerequisite.  This does not meet H1B specialization requirements that state a…

Here’s how: get help!  This is the toughest RFE we’ve seen since the Nightmare and it’s got everyone panicked. This year, CIS targeted computer programmers across the country petitioning for H1B visa status with the Level 1 Wages RFE.  In this RFE, CIS states that the job of computer programmers at Level 1 Wages is…

Until this year, the scariest RFE out there was The Nightmare RFE, also known as the Kitchen Sink because there’s literally everything in it.  This year, CIS rolled out an even more difficult RFE: the Level 1 Wages RFE, targeting computer programmers.  What’s scary about this RFE is the sheer volume of it, how nobody…

The first step to getting the Level 1 Wage RFE overturned is to ask for help. This is a difficult RFE that caught us all offguard, but our experts at TheDegreePeople.com have been able to get them overturned with a 90% success rate. CIS started coming down hard on computer programmers petitioning for H1B visa…

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