Tag archive: Credential Evaluation

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,…

Did you or your employee or client receive an education RFE for their H1B visa petition? Did you submit a credential evaluation with the initial petition and still receive an RFE? The problem may be that you had the right evaluation for the wrong visa. College and graduate admissions evaluations, for example, are an entirely…

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…

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