Tag archive: answering an rfe

Welcome to the 2017 RFE season! It’s the worst year yet when it comes to difficult RFEs and lots of them. We’ve seen common RFEs regarding education, we’ve seen Nightmare RFEs, and now we’re seeing the Double Employment Issue RFE. While there are no guarantees with USCIS, our experts at TheDegreePeople.com have been able to…

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…

It’s RFE season and the prevalence of the dreaded Nightmare RFE is on the rise right along with the rate of RFE responses. We’re not sure what triggers this RFE, and we’re not even sure CIS has the right to make these requests, but they keep on coming. The Nightmare RFE is virtually impossible to…

It’s RFE season and we project frequency trends will not change. In the past few years, around one of every four H1B petitions selected in the lottery received an RFE. When your RFE or your employee or client’s RFE arrives, sit down with your team and read it over and determined who dropped the ball….

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…

One of the most common EB2 education RFEs arrives when a candidate holds a degree that doesn’t call itself a degree. In fact Chartered Accountancy is the degree that receives the most RFEs for the EB2 classification. Time and again, EB2 candidates who have earned an Indian Chartered Accountancy certificate receive an RFE even though…

H-1B education requirements demand that a candidate for this visa hold a US bachelor’s degree or higher or its equivalent. Do you or does your employee or client have the skills and knowledge needed to excel at their specialty, H-1B qualified job, but no degree to show for it? This is more common than expected…

It’s RFE season, and that means if you or your employee or client received an RFE, you’re probably reading it over and trying to decide what to do. Before you go looking for answers in the RFE, stop! Instead, read over the RFE, sit down with your team, and figure out which of the ORIGINAL…

USCIS visa approval trends change with every year. When it comes to the H-1B visa, many of these trends center around education. The H-1B visa is for highly skilled workers coming to the United States to work specialty occupations. CIS defines a specialty occupation as one that requires a US bachelor’s degree or higher or…

A Request for Evidence, or RFE is a tool that USCIS uses to gather more information on a given case when the documentation providing in the initial filing leaves open gaps and unanswered questions. RFEs, particularly RFEs regarding education when it comes to the H-1B visa, can be extremely complicated and difficult to answer. One…

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