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Another Successful Response to an RFE:

foreign credentials evaluation from a man who had received a request for evidence (RFE) from the USCIS. His degree was in engineering, and his labor certificate demanded a degree in the computer industry.An attorney told this client that they would need to get an education evaluation from a foreign academic credentials evaluation agency. Neither the attorney nor the client were certain what company they would use. After searching through immigration forums, the client decided to opt for Career Consulting International.Professor John Kersey and education evaluation expert Sheila Danzig explained to him that his degree in engineering actually met the requirement for a degree in the computer industry. He submitted his evaluation, and we at TDP were very pleased to hear from the client that his I-140 visa had been approved.]]>

Good news for 3 year degree holders:

RFEs. These clients have applied to us indicating that a foreign credentials evaluation of their 3-year degrees had resulted in RFEs and denials.Ms. Sheila Danzig, and academic expert, Professor John Kersey, have developed an approach for evaluating 3-year degrees that has been very successful withUSCIS authorities. Because of this effective method, many people who have experienced RFEs or denials of immigration visas because of their three-year degrees have been able to successfully appeal these decisions.Ms. Danzig and Professor Kersey have compiled more than 400 pages of evidence supporting the equality of the 3-year degree for employment-based and immigration visas for people holding foreign credentials.  If you’ve had enough difficulties with problematic foreign credentials evaluations from other agencies, get a low-cost pre-evaluation from the experts at TheDegreePeople today!]]>

Case Study: Functional Equivalencies for Labor Requirements

Recently, a client came to us with a 3-Year Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corporate Secretaryship. He had applied for an EB-3 visa, and required an expert opinion that his degree was in fact the functional equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor Degree in Computer Science.Using only the expert opinion of Professor John Kersey, whose evaluations have regularly been approved by the USCIS, we were able to help the client demonstrate that his degree was in fact functionally the same as its U.S. equivalency in Computer Science. This client was directed to us by an experienced immigration attorney who had previously worked successfully with Career Consulting International.Due to the unique nature of every case, CCI cannot guarantee that every outcome will be successful. We do know, however, that we regularly receive reports like this from our clients that their work or immigration visas have been approved, or that RFEs and Denials have been successfully answered. Because we specialize in the toughest cases, we are glad to know when our efforts achieve results. If you have a similar story to share, contact us today!]]>

Case Study: Foreign Credential Evaluation For 3-Year Bachelor Degree

I-140 Visa was recently approved. I wanted to share the good news with you. On behalf of our client and our firm, I want to say thank you, again, for your excellent work and diligence in handling this critical matter. Your evaluation of a 3-Year Degree from Venezuela was key in this case.”This client had applied for and received an EB-3 Visa at the Nebraska Service Center (NSC). The client was from Venezuela, and required proof that his degree was the U.S. equivalency of a U.S. Bachelor Degree. We were able to do this with a foreign credential evaluation and an expert opinion.Because this attorney had worked with us previously, and was well aware of our commitment to service excellence, we had the opportunity to assist this client. If you know someone facing an RFE or denial, encourage that person to contact CCItoday. We want to continue working for success stories just like these!]]>

Case Study: United Nations Recommends Career Consulting International

immigration visa chat boards a few months ago. Here is the story in his own words (his name has been removed, as we always protect our clients’ privacy):Guys,I want to share good news, finally I got a magic email from USCIS that my I-140is approved at TSC service center. Here are my details:My first I 140 filed from NSC using substitute labor was denied in Jan’03. Reason: Education Evaluation. [I was] denied from AAO after one year. Recently my original labor was approved from backlog center, this time I did my evaluation fromSheila Danzig, she did excellent job, she actually evaluated my 3 years of Polytechnic(Met Engg) equivalent to US BS, total credits 122.5. Ms. Danzig also produced an expert opinion, evaluating my AMIIM( Associate Member of Indian Institute of metals) equivalent to Master in Met engg. With that my attorney applied [for the] I-140 at TSC on 31st March and today I got the email from USCIS for approval. Actually I must thank to United Nations, who advised me to get my evaluation done thru Sheila. Guys this is not an advertisement for Sheila or United Nation but its true success story.]]>

Case Study: 3-Year Indian Degree

AILA released some disturbing news that warned immigration attorneys and foreign degree evaluation agency that all three-year degrees were at risk for denial for I-140 visa applications. As a result, Career Consulting International (CCI) has worked hard to uncover evidence and demonstrate that three-year bachelor degrees are the U.S. equivalency of a Bachelor Degree. For this reason, the agency receives numerous inquiries from attorneys, businesses, and persons with 3-year degrees about answering RFEs and denial notices. Most of the time, our clients are happy to update us about their outcomes. We recently received this update from one of our clients:Hi All , Today I got my I140 approval from TSC [Texas Service Center] after responding to RFE on 3 year degree. I discussed the issue before applying for I140 with my attorney by reading the experiences from many others. [My attorney] said he would send for an evaluation if I got an RFE. Then, I did get an RFE saying my 3 year degree is not equal to US BS degree. So I contacted Sheila Danzig for my evaluation. She answered my email questions. I paid the money and sent all docs required.Luckily, I spoke to Sheila on the day before my RFE deadline. I spoke to her in the middle of the night and she is so good. She sent my evaluation docs next day by express courier. I am not a person who works for Sheila; this is my experience with my I140 RFE and Sheila. I want to tell you all that, when I spoke to Sheila she said the possibility of success is above 90% (at that time in TSC).Though Sheila’s Evaluation is expensive I have chosen her agency because I do not see any others who have communicated to us for several years on this issue. After I searched all the [immigration] forums I firmly decided to go with Sheila. By God’s grace my case is approved today. I am writing today for the benefit of people whose cases can be like mine.]]>

Case Study: 3-Year degree in Commerce from India

CCI responded to another client who received an RFE through the Nebraska Service Center. The RFE indicated a strong potential for the denial of the client’s EB-3 Visa. The grounds indicated in the RFE were that the foreign degree in commerce was not the U.S. equivalency of a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.The client wrote back to thank the agency for the excellent evaluation and extensive documentation in support of the three-year degree. He also received approval for his EB-3 Visa. Expert opinions that demonstrate the educational equivalency of the 3-year degree require a lot of research and can be expensive. This is because the process of showing that these foreign education credentials are equivalent requires extensive evidence. The responses of our clients, however, show a high degree of success, so we know that what we’re doing works.If you’ve received a denial or RFE, contact CCI with your information and let us tell you whether we can help. That’s why we’re here.]]>

Foreign Credentials Evaluations: What Diplomas Make the Grade?

http://www.unesco.org/iau/onlinedatabases/list.html . If your university is listed here, your degree will probably be recognized as accredited education by the U.S. Department of Education. This is the educational authority recognized as well by USCIS. Some universities, such as some accredited institutions within the United Kingdom, can be located at other websites as well.Sometimes, a private educational institution or university operating within a particular country will be recognized as accredited education as well. These foreign academic credentials may be issued by a private university or by that country’s department or ministry of education. For example, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is an educational institution established by that country’s statutes and passing those examinations can yield the U.S. equivalency of a degree as well.Determining whether some foreign diplomas, such as certain postgraduate diplomas offered in some countries, are accredited can be a difficult process. For this reason, many foreign academic credentials evaluation agencies, including Career Consulting International, offers pre-evaluation reports. These can be used to offer students an idea of whether their education can indeed be evaluated as the international equivalency of an accredited degree.Not all diplomas do meet U.S. requirements for accredited education, and extenuating circumstances apply. For this reason, the USCIS generally requires persons who have obtained their degrees outside the U.S. to have an educational evaluation performed before an employment-based visa is issued. Do your homework, and get your degree evaluated so you will know whether your diploma will make the grade!]]>

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