Category archive: immigration

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…

Just like last year and the year before, this year we have seen more RFE’s than we ever have in the past. When CIS issues an RFE, a lot of concern and angst arise. A lot is at stake with Visa approval and getting to this point in the process only to have more asked…

In the past five to six years, the USCIS has tightened its standards surrounding what academically qualifies an EB2 applicant for his or her specialty occupation. This has caused an outbreak of RFE’s for education situations because USCIS standards are tighter than those of employers. Many employees are hired because their bachelor’s or master’s degrees…

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