Tag archive: Credential Evaluation

The new year is right around the corner, which means the deadline for Visa petitions for the 2017 fiscal year is closer than you think. While a plan has been proposed to increase the number of the much sought-after H1B Visa from 65,000 to 110,000 annual slots, no changes have been confirmed as of yet…

Every year, we see more and more education RFEs on H1-B visas. In the recent past, maybe 4% tops of all H1-B petitions were met with RFE’s. Now, around 25% of all of these petitions are met with RFEs. Issues with a candidate’s education are very common reasons USCIS will issue an RFE. Why are…

Evaluating education across educational system structures from one country to the next is complex enough when just dealing with degrees. Another layer of complexity is added when evaluating certifications across borders. Some certifications are actually the equivalence of a degree in that field in the United States while similar certifications from different countries are not….

Why did your client or employee get an education RFE?  The three-year bachelor’s degree is one of the most common reasons well qualified and even over-qualified candidates receive an RFE instead of an outright approval.  The USCIS reasons that a three-year degree does not equate to a US four-year bachelor’s degree on the grounds of…

Across the country, US master’s programs are throwing open their doors to students from India.  At least, in theory.  While many of these colleges claim to welcome Indian students into their master’s programs, a deeper discrimination still exists that keeps bright, talented students from the very programs that need them. For whatever reason, US master’s…

Highly skilled workers with advanced degrees are running into immigration troubles when applying for H1b visas. H1b visa status requires visa holders to have a US bachelor’s degree or higher, or its equivalent. While the USCIS accepts three-year bachelor’s degrees from Oxford and Cambridge as the equivalent for a US four-year degree, the Indian three-year…

Say you went through the process of getting your H-1b visa and moving to the United States to work only to find out your job isn’t the right fit for you. No problem! Once you have an H-1b visa, you can transfer jobs without loosing your visa status so long as the job still qualifies…

Unless their documents are already written in English degree is from the United States, all work Visa applicants must have their educational documents translated into English and evaluated for US equivalence. For this reason, some translation firms now offer credential evaluation services. While this one-stop convenience may sound enticing to the weary visa candidate, beware….

If your client or employee has a degree from outside of the United States, a credential evaluation is necessary to be successful in your H1b petition. However, many RFE’s are issued inquiring into the credentials of the evaluation agency that writes the evaluation. Not all credential evaluation agencies are authorized to make the necessary assessments…

If you are a non-US citizen working in the United States, you are likely to accused of job stealing at some point during your stay here. This goes double for H-1B workers, who are highly skilled non-US citizens working specialty occupations requiring advanced degrees. While many people in the United States on all sides of…

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