Tag archive: EB2 visa

Green card beneficiaries seeking EB2 status need to either hold a US master’s degree or a US bachelor’s degree followed by five years of progressive work experience, or the equivalency of one of these requirements. What if you, or your employee or client holds a degree with a major in a field related to the…

A common EB2 RFE that arrives in the mail instead of an approval is triggered when the beneficiary’s education is not an exact match for the job title on the PERM. Employers will hire workers who meet the degree requirement in a related field because there is enough overlap in specialized skills and knowledge to…

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…

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,…

If you or your employee or client is looking into education-based Green Card options, you are well aware of the puzzle EB2 presents. This classification requires the candidate to hold an advanced degree of a US Masters Degree or higher or its foreign equivalent, or a US Bachelors degree or its foreign equivalent followed by…

When applying for a Green Card, make sure you know which classification your education, or your employee or client’s education falls into before you file. Sometimes the education is not obvious. You can’t always rely on the candidate’s assessment of their credentials. For example, just because you or your employee or client believes the degree…

Evaluations for college study are fairly simple. Any skilled credential evaluator knows how to do that. But those evaluations will often NOT work for the H1B visa, and evaluations that work for the H1B visa will often NOT work for I140. For example, let’s take a look at the three-year degree. Many US universities will…

RFEs are on the rise across the board for visa candidates. Education RFEs are particularly common for visas like H1B and EB2, which are contingent on the candidate’s advanced degree and skill specialization. Candidates who earned their degrees from outside of the United States run into trouble because educational systems vary across borders, and academic…

One of the biggest RFE problems H1B and EB2 visa candidates face is working with their own educational documents when they’re translations skew the educational value. When a candidate files a petition with USCIS, every document must be translated into English. Educational documents must be translated into English and THEN evaluated for US academic equivalency….

EB2 traps can set your Green Card, or your employee or client’s Green Card back years. Know where they are so you don’t fall into one. Although it is tempting for candidates to try to meet EB2 qualifications when really their education and employment is a fit for EB3, trying to make education that simply…

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