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Granting undocumented immigrants immediate citizenship would add $1.4 trillion to economic growth, increase tax revenues by $184 billion and create 203,000 jobs over the next decade, according to a new study from the Center for American Progress. “Unauthorized immigrants are currently earning far less than their potential, paying much less in taxes, and contributing significantly…

Often, people applying for foreign credential evaluations for their Bachelor or Master Degrees don’t stop to realize that there is a big difference between A and O. Advanced and Ordinary Level secondary exams, that is. In fact, in many countries, Advanced Level exams are equal to an extra year of college education. Countries such as Norway, the United Kingdom,…

This week, we were very pleased to hear from another client who had received approval for his I-140 visa. It’s always wonderful to hear good news from people we have been able to help, and to offer help for someone else who has received an RFE or Denial. This person had received an RFE based…

People who immigrate to the United States arrive in this country with a wide variety of foreign degrees and other education. They may have completed high school, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or even Doctoral degree programs in their home countries. Determining to what level of education each of these foreign degrees is equivalent can be a complicated process….

Every month, Career Consulting International offers free foreign credential evaluations to the first 50 members of the US Armed Forces who apply. So far this year, though, the US military has yet to meet this monthly challenge. Many people seek careers in the military, hoping for opportunities to advance their careers and earn a good…

If you earned academic credentials in another country, you will probably have to have your degree evaluated before getting an education or finding a job in the United States. Several reputable credentials evaluation services, including Career Consulting International, are available. The prices, as well as the service times, of these agencies vary, so check with…

Each year, the USCIS receives tens of thousands of applications for temporary and permanent visas. Sometimes, qualified workers are turned away or questioned because they don’t have academic credentials evaluations that show their foreign degrees to be the educational equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. When this happens, the professional must find a foreign credential…

April is a busy month for credential evaluation services such as CCI because of the April 1st H1B visa application deadline. This year, it’s been a little busier even than usual because the H1B visa cap did not fill. This is a reflection of the economic times. As companies are struggling to survive, and laying…

When Career Consulting International began doing foreign credential evaluations for the Chartered Accountancy certification from India, experts Sheila Danzig and John Kersey had their research cut out for them. Few evaluators were even attempting this equivalency, and success rates were quite low. Thanks to their hard work, however, Ms. Danzig and Professor Kersey have joined…

It’s February, and thank goodness we are starting over. The U.S. Military was starting to catch up with us last month. During January, we are glad to be able to report that we were able to help with foreign credential evaluations for 10 members of the armed services. This equals more military education evaluations than…

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