Tag archive: H1B visa

It’s RFE season, and that means if you or your employee or client received an RFE, you’re probably reading it over and trying to decide what to do. Before you go looking for answers in the RFE, stop! Instead, read over the RFE, sit down with your team, and figure out which of the ORIGINAL…

USCIS visa approval trends change with every year. When it comes to the H-1B visa, many of these trends center around education. The H-1B visa is for highly skilled workers coming to the United States to work specialty occupations. CIS defines a specialty occupation as one that requires a US bachelor’s degree or higher or…

Among the most common H-1B RFEs this year – as in years past – are education RFEs inquiring into the education of the beneficiary. The reason is because this visa is heavily invested in the education of the beneficiary. This H-1B program aims to bring the brightest minds from around the world to work for…

It’s been called impossible. It’s been called ridiculous. It’s been called the Nightmare, and it’s been called the Kitchen Sink…because absolutely everything is in it including the Kitchen Sink. It’s the scariest RFE out there and we’ve been seeing more and more of them every year. Just what exactly is the Kitchen Sink? Take a…

About one in every four H-1B petitions receive an RFE. The first step to answering an RFE is to understand what CIS is asking, who dropped the ball, and who can provide that information. Just because someone is at fault for your RFE, or your employee or client’s RFE does not mean you should fire…

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…

Education RFEs are some of the most common RFEs H-1B candidates receive post-lottery. Since this work visa is set aside for foreign nationals with US bachelor’s degrees or higher, or their equivalents, when a candidate’s degree was earned in a different country with a different education system, the value of this degree is murky. USCIS…

Current US educational trends clearly show that the amount of time it takes to complete a degree is not an accurate reflection of its actual academic content. More and more US college students are taking over four years to complete their four-year bachelor’s degrees, opting to take time off or take fewer classes at a…

H1B educational requirements are laden with sneaky traps that can tank your client’s case in a hurry. To avoid these traps, it is essential to be aware of the unique educational requirements of each visa, as well as the educational equivalency requirements, which also vary from visa to visa, and change with USCIS trends. Attorneys…

Why does the job Computer Systems Analyst get the most H1b RFEs? With so many STEM jobs filled with H1b workers, it would follow that USCIS is used to seeing this job title on petitions and understand what to do with them. So what’s the recurring problem? The problem does not lie within the job,…

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