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Last year, USCIS responded to an unprecedented number of H-1B cap-subject petitions with RFEs regarding specialty occupation.  These RFEs were successfully answered with expert opinion letters from the RIGHT kind of expert while other expert opinion letters were rejected. The letters that were rejected were written by professors in the field of the H1B job. …

As executive director of CCI TheDegreePeople, I receive calls all day long about specialty occupation issues.  Invariably, someone will ask me if my experts are professors.  I have experts on hand 24/7 to write the expert opinion letters H1B beneficiaries need to successfully address specialty occupation issues, but they are not professors. Here is why:…

The first RFE isn’t always the end of it. If CIS finds one problem with an H1B petition it opens the door to a closer scrutiny of the case, which often results in finding details out of place that would have otherwise gone overlooked. Getting an RFE is rarely, if ever, the end of the…

When an RFE arrives, it means CIS does not have enough information from the initial H1B petition to make a decision about your case, or your employee or client’s case. If you or your employee or client receives an RFE, don’t panic. RFEs have become very common, and can be a helpful tool to fortify…

April 1st is coming right up! This is the date when CIS begins accepting cap-subject H1B petitions, and at TheDegreePeople, we predict the quota will be met within 5 business days. While demand for H1B visas continues to rise, there are still only 65,000 visas available for employees with US Bachelors degrees or their equivalency…

It’s official! We’re down to the wire and April First is next week. Don’t let the very, very last minute cause you to file an incomplete H1B petition. When it comes to visa approval, just getting it filed is NOT better than making sure it’s complete. Filing an incomplete petition is a waste of time….

It’s RFE Season! If you receive an RFE, respond to it as soon as possible. Once you respond and CIS receives the answer, you may have to wait to find out whether or not your H1B petition was approved. You don’t have to be one of those people left in limbo. Respond ASAP and get…

The past decade has seen a significant annual increase in H-1b petitions, and this year the trend is projected to continue. Experts estimate that more than 200,000 H-1b petitions will be filed this year before CIS closes its doors after the mandatory five days of accepting petitions. For cap-subjected H-1b jobs, there are only 65,000…

Just like last year and the year before, this year we have seen more RFE’s than we ever have in the past. When CIS issues an RFE, a lot of concern and angst arise. A lot is at stake with Visa approval and getting to this point in the process only to have more asked…

So you’ve got a US bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a field related to your H1B occupation. You’re all set to submit your petition, right? Wrong! Just less than ten years ago, you could apply for an H1B visa with a degree in business for an accounting job and get approved. You could apply…

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