Category archive: immigration

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…

When the number of H-1B petitions submitted that are not cap-exempt exceeds the allotted 85,000 annual visas, USCIS uses a randomized, computer-generated lottery to determine which visas are accepted for consideration for these visas. All visas selected are reviewed by CIS, and the rest are sent back to the petitioners and their employers. For the…

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…

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…

PERM requirements for EB2 visas are very specific, and because EB2 petitions take years less time to process than EB3 visas, candidates are tempted to try to make their credentials fit into EB2 status even if they do not fit, or they are not sure whether or not they fit. Do not do this. This…

Jobs in STEM industries in the United States are growing faster than the US-born workforce can address alone. For this reason, employers in these industries are hiring more and more highly skilled workers from abroad who fit the EB2 Visa classification because they hold advanced degrees beyond of US bachelor’s degree or it’s equivalent. Only…

Every year, we see more and more education RFEs for EB2 visas. This is because the difference between whether a candidate qualifies for an EB2 or an EB3 visa is based on their level of education, and EB3 candidates can find themselves in limbo, waiting up to a decade for their petition to be reviewed….

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