Tag archive: Credential Evaluation

This year, there have been some changes made to the H-1B lottery process and to approval adjudication.  As in years previous, 65,000 H-1B visas are available for beneficiaries with US Bachelor degrees or higher or their equivalent, and 20,000 H-1B visas are allotted for beneficiaries with advanced degrees of US Master degree or higher.  What…

The answer is CCI TheDegreePeople.com. The third edition of The PERM Book is out, created by 21 immigration law experts to guide those involved in PERM cases through the complex and nuanced process of visa approval today. This comprehensive book covers all steps in the PERM petition process, including unique and difficult cases, and how…

If you or your employee or client is applying for an EB-2 green card, their situation must meet two requirements: They must have been hired for a job that requires a US master’s degree or higher, or a US bachelor’s degree or its equivalent FOLLOWED BY at least five years of progressive work experience in…

Last week, we went over common H1B issues that require expert opinion letters to prevent that we can help you with at TheDegreePeople.  This week, we’re going to look at common issues arising with I-140 visas, particularly when it comes to EB2 and EB1. Managerial/Executive Capacity Letter If you, or your employee or client works…

College tuition is on the rise. Transfer students loose 40% of their credits earned at the first institution on average when they change schools. At the same time, an Associate’s degree bump’s the American worker’s annual salary up $3,100 on average. As of 2017, about 98 million US workers are of working age without a…

Every visa that leans heavily on education has different requirements, especially when it comes to equivalencies for education completed outside of the United States. The EB2 visa in particular is fraught with notorious education traps. Before you file, make sure you, or your employee or client’s education checks out or you’ll end up with an…

USCIS opens its doors to H-1B petitions for FY 2019 on Monday April 2nd, which is just under two weeks away. We predict that the cap will be met by Friday April 6th, so get those petitions ready to file! The last minute is NOT the time to cut corners. Even if you get your…

H-1B filing season is coming up fast. The prevalence of RFEs has been rising every year, and there are certain degrees and jobs that tend to attract them. There are also some very common, very avoidable mistakes that beneficiaries and their sponsors make every year. Before you file, let us review your case. At TheDegreePeople,…

If you or your client or employee has a degree from outside of the United States, or a degree that is generalized, incomplete, or doesn’t exactly match the specialty occupation, you need to submit a credential evaluation with the H1B petition to prove that the beneficiary meets H1B educational requirements. However, not all evaluations will…

With immigration under attack by the White House and much of Congress, it’s more important than ever to have all of your ducks in a row before filing for permanent residency.  This can get murky when it comes to EB2 and EB3 visa classifications. While there are extensive wait times for approval for both categories,…

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