Tag archive: h1b education

Filing season for the H-1B cap has come and passed. That means this season’s first round of RFEs is on its way. Last year, we saw a spike in Specialty Occupation RFEs that questioned whether a job qualified for H-1B eligibility. For a job to meet H-1B specialization requirements, it must fit the definition of…

Filing season has come and passed, and now it’s time to play the waiting game. Over the past few years, we saw a climb in RFE prevalence leading up to last years spike. That means, if you, or your employee or client filed on time and made the H-1B lottery, there’s a high chance your…

When a beneficiary files for EB2 status with credentials from outside of the United States – especially if the transcripts are in a language other than English – educational documentation can get tricky really fast. That’s because it’s easy to accidentally insert academic value judgment on a credential when translating it into English. Preparing educational…

April 1st is coming up fast, and it’s time to organize those H1B petitions. Before you begin the filing process, it’s important to know for certain that the candidate and the job meet H1B eligibility requirements. H1B requirements state that the job must require a minimum of a US bachelors degree or higher or its…

For the first time in years, the number of H1B petitions filed for FY 2018 in April 2017 dropped. 199,000 petitions came in, down from 236,000 for FY 2017 in April 2016. However, this number still far exceeds the annual cap of 65,000 H1B visas and an additional 20,000 for beneficiaries with US Masters degrees…

H1B educational requirements state that to qualify a candidate must hold a US bachelors degree or higher or its equivalent. What if you have, or your employee or client has the specialized skills and expertise necessary to excel that the job, but no college experience? The trick is in the equivalency. At TheDegreePeople, we write…

At TheDegreePeople.com, we see a lot of seemingly complicated H1B RFEs this time of year.  Clients come in with RFEs that can be virtually impossible to answer by their own instructions.  This is a frustrating time of year, especially given that CIS approval trends change from year to year. If you or your employee or…

One of the very most common H1B RFE triggers is a 3-year bachelor’s degree with no credential evaluation, or with the wrong kind of credential evaluation. Many H1B candidates come to the United States to work missing a fourth year of education. The Indian 3-year Bachelor’s degree is the most common 3-year degree to trigger…

The answer is Computer Systems Analysis and the reason it is such an RFE magnet is not the fault of the job itself. While this is a common H1B job, Computer Systems Analysis is a very rare degree. US Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Systems Analysis is only available at universities with self-designed degrees. In India,…

Have you ever heard of a degree in Computer Systems Analysis? This is the most common H1B qualified job with little, if any, exact matching education. Therefore, this is the #1 job offer that gets RFEs. No job title has as bad a track record with CIS. At TheDegreePeople.com, we work with H1B cases and…

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