Tag archive: answering an h1b rfe

When CIS finds a hole in an H1B case, they tend to find more. That means, when you answer the first RFE, it is important to prevent the second one even if only one issue is initially called into question. Two RFEs that are closely connected are specialty occupation and wage level RFEs. Even if…

For years, the scariest H1B RFE out there was The Nightmare, which had so many requests involved it was virtually impossible to answer on time by its own guidelines. CIS approval trends change every year. Several years ago, CIS stopped approving the visas of beneficiaries with degrees that did not exactly match their field of…

What do you do when you get an RFE with absolutely everything in it? Before last year, the Nightmare RFE was the scariest prospect for H1B beneficiaries, being virtually impossible to answer within the allotted timeframe by its own instructions. This year, we’re seeing the Nightmare RFE with specialty occupation, wage level, and education issues…

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…

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