Category archive: immigration

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…

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…

It’s RFE season, and that means if you or your employee or client received an RFE, you’re probably reading it over and trying to decide what to do. Before you go looking for answers in the RFE, stop! Instead, read over the RFE, sit down with your team, and figure out which of the ORIGINAL…

It’s RFE season! Amongst the most common H-1B RFEs applicants receive this time of year have to do with education. H-1B visa eligibility is dependent on be beneficiary having an advanced degree with specialized skills and knowledge necessary to perform the specialty occupation they were hired for. This means the beneficiary must have a US…

A Request for Evidence, or RFE is a tool that USCIS uses to gather more information on a given case when the documentation providing in the initial filing leaves open gaps and unanswered questions. RFEs, particularly RFEs regarding education when it comes to the H-1B visa, can be extremely complicated and difficult to answer. One…

The H-1B visa is a dual-purpose visa that allows foreign nationals to come work highly skilled jobs in the United States for long periods of time. This visa is highly desirable and laden with sneaky education traps that can tank your case, or your employee or client’s case in a hurry. H-1B eligibility requirements state…

Career colleges in the United States have expanded international student enrollment. If you are considering or have decided to come to the United States for college, you know what you want to do, and you prefer a focused curriculum, attending a career college may be the right fit for you. These schools offer flexible course…

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