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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…

Education RFEs for the EB2 classification are common because it weighs so heavily into what defines the requirements for this visa. To meet EB2 requirements and CIS approval trends, a beneficiary must hold a US masters degree or higher or its foreign equivalent, OR a US bachelors degree or its equivalent FOLLOWED BY at least…

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…

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…

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…

If you or your employee or client is planning to file for EB2 visa status, make sure that the education meets requirements for this particular classification. EB2 visa processing time is very long, and filing a petition that is doomed is a waste of time, money, and peace of mind for everyone. When looking at…

Visa petitions across the board are receiving more RFEs with every year. This is particularly the case for education-based RFEs that require the form I-140. Form I-140 visas include EB1, EB2, and EB3, all of which are for foreign nationals seeking a Green Card to stay in the United States to work on a permanent…

The approval process for EB2 visas is long, arduous, and can get quite costly. That means when you submit your petition, or your client or employee’s petition for adjudication, you want to get it right the first time. If there are errors, inconsistencies, or requirements not met in the initial petition – or if CIS…

A recent client came to us with a bachelor’s degree in engineering for a job in computer sciences and a big RFE to show for it. Candidates for both H-1B and EB2 visas have been running into this problem because while employers will hire them with degrees in related fields – because of related work…

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