Category archive: Credential Evaluation

More and more H-1B petitions are coming in each year for the same 85,000 annual visas. At the same time, we have seen a sharp increase in the prevalence of RFEs in response to these petitions. Why You Don’t Want that RFE An RFE is a tool that CIS uses to make a decision about…

It’s been called impossible. It’s been called ridiculous. It’s been called the Nightmare, and it’s been called the Kitchen Sink…because absolutely everything is in it including the Kitchen Sink. It’s the scariest RFE out there and we’ve been seeing more and more of them every year. Just what exactly is the Kitchen Sink? Take a…

About one in every four H-1B petitions receive an RFE. The first step to answering an RFE is to understand what CIS is asking, who dropped the ball, and who can provide that information. Just because someone is at fault for your RFE, or your employee or client’s RFE does not mean you should fire…

A recent client came to us with a bachelor’s degree in engineering for a job in computer sciences and a big RFE to show for it. Candidates for both H-1B and EB2 visas have been running into this problem because while employers will hire them with degrees in related fields – because of related work…

At TheDegreePeople, we recently helped a client with a three-year bachelor’s degree overturn the Denial he received from USCIS for his EB2 petition. He had over ten years of work experience in his field of employ, a three-year bachelor’s degree, and a two-year master’s degree. PERM requirements for his visa stated he needed a master’s…

One filing that very often triggers an RFE is when a beneficiary applies for an H-1B visa for the job offer computer systems analysis. Since his or her degree must be an exact match for the job offer, candidates run into trouble because a US bachelor’s degree in computer systems analysis is extremely rare. Too…

In early June, Wall Street Journal published a highly-circulated article stating that the number of international students caught cheating in US colleges and universities in the 2014-15 school year was 5.1 in 100, while the number for domestics students was 1 in 100.  The article then went into a list of reasons why international students…

If your degree, or your employee or client’s degree is not in English, it must be translated. However, translators are not credential evaluators, and both practices require very different, and very specialized skills. A common and costly mistake EB2 candidates, and their lawyers and employers make is filing for this advanced degree visa without the…

There are plenty of good credential evaluators out there who are not a good fit for your EB2 credential evaluation, or your employee or client’s EB2 credential evaluation. They can write accurate evaluations, but not the right one for what you need. Finding the right credential evaluator for your unique case, or your employee or…

Every year, USCIS approves 65,000 cap-subject H-1B visas and an additional 20,000 H-1B visas for candidates with advanced degrees. Every year for the past ten years, the number of applicants for these visas has exceeded the cap. When this happens, CIS initiates a lottery that utilizes a computer-generated randomized selection process to determine which petitions…

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