Tag archive: answering an h1b rfe

The first RFE isn’t always the end of it. If CIS finds one problem with an H1B petition it opens the door to a closer scrutiny of the case, which often results in finding details out of place that would have otherwise gone overlooked. Getting an RFE is rarely, if ever, the end of the…

What we are seeing this year is a huge run of RFEs when the Computer Occupations – ALL OTHERS is checked. Here’s the problem: when a job doesn’t exactly meet any of the titles offered on the LCA and ALL OTHERS is checked, CIS cannot reference the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)…

Imagine an RFE that calls into question the beneficiary’s credentials, wage level, and occupational specialization that is virtually impossible to answer by its own guidelines. We saw them last year, and we have the experts with the highest rate of success to help overturn them. Coming up on RFE season, it’s important to keep in…

Filing season has come and passed, and now it’s time to play the waiting game. Over the past few years, we saw a climb in RFE prevalence leading up to last years spike. That means, if you, or your employee or client filed on time and made the H-1B lottery, there’s a high chance your…

The Level 1 Wages RFE hit us all as a surprise this year, but the fact that CIS rolled out a new RFE with unprecedented scope is nothing new. Virtually every year, CIS gives us a new challenge to overcome, and every year, we learn how to answer it.  The Level 1 Wages RFE is…

The first step to getting the Level 1 Wage RFE overturned is to ask for help. This is a difficult RFE that caught us all offguard, but our experts at TheDegreePeople.com have been able to get them overturned with a 90% success rate. CIS started coming down hard on computer programmers petitioning for H1B visa…

This year, CIS has come up with a creative new way to come down on computer programmers petitioning for H1B visa status: Level 1 Wages. Here’s how they’re justifying this new RFE: The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is what CIS uses as a references to determine whether or not a job…

It’s RFE season and CIS is coming down especially hard on “borderline” occupations this year. These are jobs that don’t necessarily require a US bachelor’s degree or its equivalent or higher according the the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). Some borderline jobs include management positions, certain computer and tech positions, certain healthcare…

It’s no secret that CIS approval trends, especially with regards to the much sought-after H1B visa, change from year to year. RFEs for petitions for FY-2018 have started arriving and this year, CIS is going after entry level wages for H1B jobs. Here’s the scoop: H1B visas are reserved for highly skilled foreign workers in…

RFE season is here for cap-subject H1B candidates! The past ten years has seen a massive spike in RFEs with around one quarter of all petitions receiving on, so don’t be surprised if one arrives. An RFE is an opportunity to strengthen you case, or your employee or client’s case. At TheDegreePeople, we work with…

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