Category archive: immigration

Every visa that leans heavily on education has different requirements, especially when it comes to equivalencies for education completed outside of the United States. The EB2 visa in particular is fraught with notorious education traps. Before you file, make sure you, or your employee or client’s education checks out or you’ll end up with an…

The H-1B visa is the most competitive US work visa and the H-1B cap for FY 2019 opens in just a few weeks. This year, USCIS opens its doors to H-1B petitions on Monday, April 2nd and is projected to exceed the cap of 65,000 visas plus an additional 20,000 for candidates with masters degrees…

USCIS opens its doors to H-1B petitions for FY 2019 on Monday April 2nd, which is just under two weeks away. We predict that the cap will be met by Friday April 6th, so get those petitions ready to file! The last minute is NOT the time to cut corners. Even if you get your…

The H-1B visa is the most competitive US work visa and the H-1B cap for FY 2019 opens in just a few weeks. This year, USCIS opens its doors to H-1B petitions on Monday, April 2nd and is projected to exceed the cap of 65,000 visas plus an additional 20,000 for candidates with masters degrees…

The H-1B visa is a visa of dual intent that allows foreign nationals to work specialty occupations in the US for three years with the option to extend to six years, and the option to leave when the job is done, or pursue a Green Card. During this time, they can bring spouses and dependents…

Last year, CIS came down hard on computer programmers earning level 1 wages. The reasoning was that because some employers hire entry level programmers with only a US associate’s degree as a minimum requirement, the job didn’t meet H1B specialization requirements. The H1B visa is for jobs that require a minimum of a US bachelors…

H-1B filing season is coming up fast. The prevalence of RFEs has been rising every year, and there are certain degrees and jobs that tend to attract them. There are also some very common, very avoidable mistakes that beneficiaries and their sponsors make every year. Before you file, let us review your case. At TheDegreePeople,…

Going into the upcoming H1B season, it’s important to understand the approach CIS takes to determine visa eligibility. This will help you build a strong case for why your employee or client should get one of the 65,000 H1B visas, or additional 20,000 H1B visas for beneficiaries with Masters degrees or higher. To understand how…

If you or your client or employee has a degree from outside of the United States, or a degree that is generalized, incomplete, or doesn’t exactly match the specialty occupation, you need to submit a credential evaluation with the H1B petition to prove that the beneficiary meets H1B educational requirements. However, not all evaluations will…

April 1st is coming up fast, and it’s time to organize those H1B petitions. Before you begin the filing process, it’s important to know for certain that the candidate and the job meet H1B eligibility requirements. H1B requirements state that the job must require a minimum of a US bachelors degree or higher or its…

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