Tag archive: H1B visa

H1B visa status is highly sought after by both candidates and their employers. This is because it allows highly skilled foreign employees to live and work in the United States for three years, with the option to extend to six. Because STEM industries are growing and creating jobs faster than the US workforce can fill,…

H1B visa eligibility boils down to two things: Specialized Job Specialized Education Successful candidates meet both of these requirements by having a job that requires an advanced degree – a US bachelor’s degree or higher or its foreign equivalent – to perform, and the accompanying education required to perform it. CIS requires this education to…

H1B visa requirements state that an eligible beneficiary must have a US bachelor’s degree or higher or its foreign equivalent, and the institution from which the degree was earned must be government accredited. The fact of the matter is, there are many non-government accredited programs around the world that provide students high quality education. There…

Here’s the deal with H1B and the Indian Three-Year bachelor’s degree: CIS will NOT accept the Indian three-year bachelor’s degree alone as adequate evidence that you or your employee or client meets H1B educational requirements. It doesn’t matter that Indian three-year bachelor’s degrees contain just as many if not more credit hours as the US…

H1B filing season is coming up fast. April 1st is right around the corner and you want to make sure you have the time you need to file a petition that’s going to be approved. In the haste of preparation, it’s important to keep in mind that the rate of RFEs is high and climbing,…

It’s time to start preparing to file H1B petitions for fiscal year 2018. We predict that there will be an H1B lottery again this year because for the past several years the number of petitions that flowed in the first week of April far surpassed the annual cap. If you or your employee or client…

It’s the New Year and that means H1B filing season is coming up sooner than you expect. We predict that last years educational trends will still be influential in 2017. Over the past six or seven years, educational trends regarding H1b approval have gotten more strict and specific. At the same time, several recurrent H1B…

It’s H1B RFE season and there’s a one in four chance that you or your employee or client received one. RFEs have become increasingly common over the past several years, and CIS approval trends regarding H1B education have changed. RFEs have become not only more common, but also more complex and confusing. For example, the…

What is the H1B RFE that strikes fear into the hearts of immigration attorneys and causes nightmares for their clients who receive them? The Nightmare RFE! This RFE is also called the Kitchen Sink because absolutely everything is in it, even the kitchen sink. This RFE is virtually impossible to answer, we don’t know exactly…

H-1B education requirements demand that a candidate for this visa hold a US bachelor’s degree or higher or its equivalent. Do you or does your employee or client have the skills and knowledge needed to excel at their specialty, H-1B qualified job, but no degree to show for it? This is more common than expected…

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