Category archive: Credential Evaluation

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…

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…

H-1B education requirements demand that a candidate for this visa hold a US bachelor’s degree or higher or its equivalent. Do you or does your employee or client have the skills and knowledge needed to excel at their specialty, H-1B qualified job, but no degree to show for it? This is more common than expected…

Some of the most common H1B RFEs are the result of your case, or your employee or client’s case falling into an H1B education trap. The H1B visa is for highly skilled workers coming to the United States with a US bachelor’s degree or higher, or its foreign equivalent to work specialty occupations. This particular…

Visa petitions across the board are receiving more RFEs with every year. This is particularly the case for education-based RFEs that require the form I-140. Form I-140 visas include EB1, EB2, and EB3, all of which are for foreign nationals seeking a Green Card to stay in the United States to work on a permanent…

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