Category archive: Visa Approvals

When applying for a Green Card, make sure you know which classification your education, or your employee or client’s education falls into before you file. Sometimes the education is not obvious. You can’t always rely on the candidate’s assessment of their credentials. For example, just because you or your employee or client believes the degree…

Evaluations for college study are fairly simple. Any skilled credential evaluator knows how to do that. But those evaluations will often NOT work for the H1B visa, and evaluations that work for the H1B visa will often NOT work for I140. For example, let’s take a look at the three-year degree. Many US universities will…

Have you ever heard of a degree in Computer Systems Analysis? This is the most common H1B qualified job with little, if any, exact matching education. Therefore, this is the #1 job offer that gets RFEs. No job title has as bad a track record with CIS. At TheDegreePeople.com, we work with H1B cases and…

RFE season is on its way! One in every four H1b visas tends to receive an RFE, so if your petition, or your employee or client’s petition is met with one, don’t panic! This is not abnormal and can be used as an opportunity to strengthen the case. You just need to know where to…

RFEs are on the rise across the board for visa candidates. Education RFEs are particularly common for visas like H1B and EB2, which are contingent on the candidate’s advanced degree and skill specialization. Candidates who earned their degrees from outside of the United States run into trouble because educational systems vary across borders, and academic…

One of the biggest RFE problems H1B and EB2 visa candidates face is working with their own educational documents when they’re translations skew the educational value. When a candidate files a petition with USCIS, every document must be translated into English. Educational documents must be translated into English and THEN evaluated for US academic equivalency….

Do you or does your employee or client have the right education to qualify for EB2? Find out before you file! If it’s too late, consider the RFE a second chance to strengthen your case. A common RFE for this visa is that the education does not match the job on the PERM. But what…

EB2 traps can set your Green Card, or your employee or client’s Green Card back years. Know where they are so you don’t fall into one. Although it is tempting for candidates to try to meet EB2 qualifications when really their education and employment is a fit for EB3, trying to make education that simply…

It’s official! We’re down to the wire and April First is next week. Don’t let the very, very last minute cause you to file an incomplete H1B petition. When it comes to visa approval, just getting it filed is NOT better than making sure it’s complete. Filing an incomplete petition is a waste of time….

It’s officially down to the last minute! You’ve got a little over a week to get the H1B visa petition filed in time for April 1st, and since this year is predicted to follow the trend of those before, you won’t have long before CIS closes its doors. Don’t let the last minute cause you…

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